Pipe tape alternative for quick fix?

Imagine its midnight and no stores are open, but you need a air tight fit on threaded pipe. What could you use? Even if it only lasts a few months I dont care, becuase by then I well just buy some.

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  • 1 month ago

    You failed to say if it is a high pressure pipe, drain pipe, etc. THAT will make a difference for even something as simple as a BAR OF SOAP can be used to temporarily seal pipe threads.

  • 1 month ago

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  • Zany
    Lv 5
    1 month ago

    Pipe dope stick, fingernail polish, denture cream, a lubricated condom, liquid nails, silly putty. 

  • Mr. P
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Turn the water off and have a good nights rest. Then do the job properly the next day.

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  • y
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    What type of pipe and what is it for? Natural gas, I'm not screwing with it. water with  copper, tin it. PVC, glue it.  pressure also matters, electrical tape, then thread, the more electrical tape possible. Or silicon tape, if for pressure, use thread between layers.

  • 1 month ago

    plastic electrician's tape might work if you can get the joint started with it on there

  • 1 month ago

    You CAN'T need an air tight fix at midnight. If you don't keep pipe tape on hand, you probably shouldn't be trying to fix pipes anyway. If you think air tight is the same as water tight, you DEFINITELY are not qualified for anything pipe tape would be used for.

  • 1 month ago

    Most any glue would certainly help. You say air tight, but waterproof glue might be in order.

    Wrapping the leaky joint tightly with a strip of bicycle inner tube and securing it with a hose clamp or twist tie or scotch tape.

    Some heat-shrink tubing or wrap should work.

  • Kieth
    Lv 7
    1 month ago

    Mix toothpaste and baking soda to make a thick paste.

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