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Old 08-27-2016, 06:18 PM  
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Found leak in my HotSprings Spa.
What's the best way to clean off the foam on pipe.
Where do I get that type of pipe.
Fittings look like standard sch 40 PVC

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Old 08-28-2016, 07:49 AM  
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Not sure what kind of pipe that is but if it mates to pvc then just cut the section where the hole is and put a pvc coupler in that spot.


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The pipe is called flexible PVC and it starts out flexible and with age and heat it becomes harder I am told. You also have all that foam stuck to it and in getting that off and cutting it and gluing in a coupling I’m not sure what the success rate might be. You can always try that but I think if it was mine I might try gluing a patch over the hole if it was not to big of a hole. I haven’t tried this on a hot tub but I have had good luck with fiberglass resin and cloth wrapping other things to make a repair. Clean the area up to get all the foam off by scraping and sand paper and then paint it up with 2 part resin and wrap some fiberglass matt around it and wet it in, repeat a few times maybe a 4” length. If it doesn’t work you can still cut the PVC back and splice in a piece.

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Thanks for the help. HD has the pipe.
It's called flexible spa pipe and it's pvc.
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