I bought my Flex Tape at Walmart. What a waste of time and money!
I had an old copper flex hose about 10+-year-old (not like the ones of today) going into my hot water heater (cold side), and it sprung a pinhole leak at its tightest bend. It was not a simple change out for the newer Flex Hose like today, but the very old copper pipe and needed to be sweat soldered off, which I did not know how to do nor had the tools.
I remember the Flex Tape commercial, so I figured, let me give it a try. Lowes did not have it at the time, so I went to Walmart. I cleaned the old pipe, and I even double wrapped it and tugged it tight to seal it the best I could! I waited an hour or so and turned back on the main water to our house. NO LUCK! It was spraying out just as bad as before.
I will say this though, it is some super sticky tape, maybe good for something else, but it did not repair my pipe leak!
Bottom Line: No, I would not recommend this to a friend
Company Response from Swift Response, LLC
Jul 26, 2017
We are incredibly sorry to hear your expectations were not met and would like to improve your customer experience! Flex Tape’s bond will increase with time and pressure and in some cases, may need up to 24 hours to reach maximum hold.
The recommended application for pipes are as follows: First, cover the leak with a small patch of Flex Tape, slightly bigger than the hole or tear in the pipe, using firm pressure to get rid of all of the air bubbles. Then, take a second piece of Flex Tape and wrap it all the way around the pipe, covering the patch. Flex Tape is a temporary, emergency repair and is not meant to be a permanent fix.
We hope you'll allow us the opportunity to make things right by contacting us directly at firstname.lastname@example.org. We promise to take great care of you!
Customer Care at Swift Response (The makers of Flex Tape)