Pipe Repair Bandage Frequently Asked Questions

Is Rapp-it only a temporary measure, or can the bandage be used as a permanent repair?
Rapp-it is a temporary repair for onsite emergency situations. However, Rapp-it has been known to last many years with sound structural repairs. Ultimately, this is up to the discretion of the user.
If the leaky pipe cannot be isolated, can Rapp-it Bandages still be used?
Yes, Rapp-it can be used to stem the flow until an alternative procedure can be completed.
If the pipe has a small leak and is unable to be completely dry, can Rapp-it be used?
Absolutely. Rapp-it Bandages are ideal for use in wet applications.
Can Rapp-it be used underwater?
Yes, both Rapp-it Pipe Repair Bandage and Rapp-it Steel Putty can be used underwater. The curing time may vary due to temperature of water.
Is Rapp-it suitable for use on pipes with larger diameters?
A Rapp-it Bandage application involves a mechanical bind as well as a chemical adhesion. It is important that when applying Rapp-it, it is pulled extremely tightly around the circumference of the pipe. This ensures a strong mechanical repair, resulting in a more successful application. However, on larger diameter pipes less torque can be applied and therefore this can result in a less suitable repair. By using multiple bandages, greater internal pressure ratings may be achieved on larger diameter pipes.
What is the recommended thickness of Rapp-it?
We suggest the thickness of the Rapp-it Bandage to be a minimum of 10mm.
What is the curing time for Rapp-it Bandages?
The curing time is approximately 30 minutes.
Can repairs be done using the bandage only?
Yes, although a combination of Rapp-it Steel Putty along with the bandage should produce a more successful repair.
Does Rapp-it have an expiry date?
Rapp-it's shelf life is approximately 2 years from date of purchase if stored below 25°C (77°F), and the aluminium packet is not punctured.



Rapp-it Pipe Repair problem solving and notes

Bandage hardening before completion of repair - Reduce application time
Pipe continues to leak - Not wrapped tight enough! Remove old application and reapply Rapp-it Steel Putty followed by a new Pipe Repair Bandage with a tighter and firmer wrap.
Pressure ratings over 100psi may require multiple bandages.
Manufacturer recommends Rapp-it be used only as a temporary repair.
Manufacturer will replace any product deemed to be faulty by manufacturing standards.
Supplier will not be liable for consequential or incidental loss or damageof any kind resulting from use of this product.
User shall determine if product is suited to their application.



Rapp-it Pipe Repair Application Instructions;

Shut down pipes or hoses.
Clean damaged area of the pipe thoroughly, disposing of any foreign bodies.
Clean and roughen pipe surface to help result in a successful repair.
Apply Steel Putty to pipe
Activate pipe repair bandage, by soaking in temperate fresh water for 10 seconds.
The entire contents must be used once the package is opened.
Apply Rapp-it pipe repair bandage around the damaged ares, extending 50mm on either side of the leak.
Ensure the bandage is wrapped tight - tightness of the wrap is very important.
Quickly wrap the bandage firmly until completion.
Continue to apply pressure by hand moulding and squeezing the layers together in a tightening motion.
For the best result, manufacturers recommend the completed application be no less than 10mm in thickness
Allow a minimum of 30 minutes for Rapp-it Bandage to set rock-hard.

Pipe Repair Bandage activation
Shut down pipe, soak Rapp-it pipe repair in water for 10 seconds.
Pipe Repair bandage applied over steel putty
Wrap Rapp-it around pipe, over Steel Putty. Tighten firmly.
Completed pipe repair
Allow 30 minutes for Rapp-it pipe repair to set rock hard.


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