Intro: How to 'stop' a Leak With Scotch Tape and a Bottle
What you'll need:
- A good amount of scotch tape, it must be connected in a long roll, so individual strips won't do.
- A collector bottle, I used a large blue jug from a water dispenser like in an office. But I think smaller ones would work, like a 2 liter, or even a pot/pan.
- A leak which must be dripping from somewhere higher than where your collector will be.
You probably get the idea by now but I guess I need to have steps.
Here is a video of the setup:
Step 1: Get Your Scotch Tape and Attach It to the Leak
You will need to get a roll of scotch tape and fix one end where the leak is coming from.
You can also attach a few small pieces to insure that the tape doesn't come off when it gets wet. Or if there are multiple leaks you can attach a few pieces and connect them all to the central piece which leads into the bottle.
Step 2: Put the Other End in the Bottle
Now stretch your tape roll until you have enough slack to put the free end into your bottle. Give a little slack so it's not really tight, also make sure that the water won't drip outside the bottle by sticking the tape about an inch down into the bottle so the water will definitely get inside.
Step 3: You're Done!
Hopefully water should be flowing right into your bottle.