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    Quote Originally Posted by n brown View Post
    do you mean self-amalgamating tape ?
    You and your big words
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    Quote Originally Posted by barryd View Post
    Get some of that black rubber tape on a roll. My tool kit consists of Bailer twine, self tappers, a screw driver, old hover cable and rubber tape and thats it. Fixes everything from leaks to broken exhausts in a knackered old Kontiki.
    Barry, have you now ditched the sledge hammer from your toolkit?

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    Quote Originally Posted by izwozral View Post
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    Ah, Bailer Twine. NZ is built on that stuff! I was introduced to no.8 bailing twine whilst over there and fixed the hab lighting, broken bed, door catch and gas cooker in the wreck of a van we hired. Brilliant stuff, in fact I actively went looking for things to repair such was it's versatility?
    I think you're confusing baler twine with no.8 fencing wire, twine for temp fixing,no.8 for permanent repairs.
    668,the neighbour of the beast.

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    Quote Originally Posted by barryd View Post
    Fixes everything from leaks to broken exhausts in a knackered old Kontiki.
    The thing to watch about Kontiki is that being made of balsa wood, it gradually gets more and more waterlogged until it just can't stay afloat. So you only have a limited time to use it.

    The same may be true of the wooden raft as well! ;-)

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    Quote Originally Posted by hairydog View Post
    Anything you can stick on will only work as well as it sticks. That will only work as well as the thing it is stuck to.

    In general, I've found Miilliput reasonably good, or Sugru if you need flexibility. But to waterproof a joint, self-amalgamating tape is good as long as it doesn't have to withstand pressure.

    Overall, patching and bodging is just a way to ensure you have to keep mending over and over again.

    Why has the pump developed a leak? Exposed to sunlight? Cleaning chemicals? Impact or vibration?

    I'd try to find the cause of the failure, fix it then fit a new pump.

    Fix it properly, fix it once.
    I think I said originally that I am away and have sprung a leak, hence the bodge.
    I've ordered a new pump, which will be at home before me.
    As to the cause. I don't use chemicals in my water system and like most it is hidden away in a cupboard. I don't know what to do to stop vibration as it is fastened to the body of the van by four screws other than not drive it.
    For all I know the pump could have been in place for the 24 years the van has been on the road, but that is unlikely as the leaking bits are plastic and not bakelite.

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