When water is bursting out of a broken pipe, you don’t have time for delays. If you have the Rothenberger Kibosh on hand, you can stop the leak in seconds. You don’t need tape or sealant; you don’t need to weld. All you have to do is close the clamp and stop the leak.
What is this miracle tool and why do you need it? Let’s take a closer look in this review.
Rothenberger 80007 Kibosh Pipe Repair Tool, 1/2″
Just imagine the water damage you could prevent if you had a Rothenberger Kibosh emergency pipe repair kit. Just think of all the common reasons why you need this gadget:
- Pipes break when they freeze
- They rupture when they are accidentally perforated by drills or saws or hammers
- They leak when they get old
A slow leak can cause an awful lot of destruction in your home. When a pipe bursts and it’s spraying all over, all you want to do is stop it. Sometimes you can’t turn off the water right away so you need another option.
Plumbers run into this problem a lot. They need to halt a leak, but they can’t shut down the water at the time. In that case, they need a quick fix that will hold for a while. Enter the Kibosh emergency pipe repair tool.
How the pipe repair clamp by Kibosh worksthis video to see the repair clamp in action.
Although the Kibosh pipe repair tool isn’t a long-term solution, it’s very strong. It can withstand up to 10 bars of pressure. You can place on a pipe that contains flowing water, seal the leak, and then continue to use the pipe.
When you’re ready for a permanent fix, just use the tabs to unlock the clamp and remove it. It’s reusable an infinite number of times as long as it continues to seal shut.
A pipe fix that’s safe to use
The Rothenberger Kibosh is made from non-toxic materials so it’s safe to use on any metal or plastic pipe, heated or not. It works in commercial or residential settings, for heating or water pipes.
More features of the Rothenberger Kibosh emergency pipe repair kit
The Kibosh comes in two sizes: 15mm or ½-inch, and 22mm, or ¾-inch. It weighs about 4.6 ounces and measures about 7-1/2-inches long by about 3.8-inches thick. That means you can tuck this away in your toolbox or your truck so you’re always ready to plug a leak.
Who needs the Kibosh leak repair clamp?
The Kibosh is so very simple and easy to use it’s ideal for everyone to have on hand. Wouldn’t it be nice if this came standard in every home just like a smoke alarm?
Professionals like plumbers and contractors will greatly benefit from having the Rothenberger Kibosh available in both standard sizes. It’s a small cost to pay to prevent a big loss in the future.
Homeowners, especially those who are prone to frozen pipes or who plan to renovate, can prevent and remedy disasters with the Kibosh.
The history behind this new era in emergency pipe repair
You’ve probably heard the term “kibosh” before. It means to squelch, to stop, to put an end to—the perfect term for halting a leak. This word first appeared in English literature in the 1800s, in a Dickens novel to be precise. So it’s appropriate that the Kibosh pipe repair clamp was invented in the United Kingdom.
A plumber named Ross Dickinson invented the Kibosh a few years ago. His idea was so brilliant that his company, Kibosh Ltd., began winning awards like Barclays “Take One Small Step,” New Start Scotland Bright Business Idea Competition, as well as The Pitch. In 2012, Kibosh became a partner to plumbing supply giant Rothenberger.
If you don’t have a Kibosh clamp on hand, what else can stop a leak?
Oh no! You’ve ordered the Kibosh but you have a leak right now! What can you do?
If you’re lucky enough to have Rescue Tape on hand, you can apply that to a pipe. Ex-soldiers know about this product because it’s included in their Recovery and Battle Damage Assessment & Repair Kits (BDAR KIT). It’s self-fusing silicone tape that is waterproof and only sticks to itself.
You can also try plumber’s epoxy, but most of us don’t have that in our toolboxes. Plus, you have to stop the water before you can use that.
There’s duct tape, the old standby fix for just about everything. But you have the same problem as you do with the epoxy. You have to turn off the water and dry the pipe before you tape it.
Hmm, it seems like the Kibosh is the best solution to have. How long do you want to stand there with your hand around that pipe anyway?
How to turn off the water in your home
There’s always a shutoff valve near your sink, your toilet, your washing machine and so forth. But when you need to turn off the water to the whole house, where do you go?
Unfortunately, this answer varies from home to home, even on the same street. You might have a valve outside your home, in your garage, in your basement…It’s best if you find out now where it is, then you’re ready for an emergency.
We hope this review of the Rothenberger Kibosh pipe repair tool helped you prepare for the worst before it happens. Check back soon for insights into other handy gadgets.