Universal Pipe Repair Kit – For Live Leaks

£18.77£176.40 inc. Vat

The Universal Pipe Repair Kit permanently fixes leaks and burst pipes when water pressure cannot be turned off

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The SylWrap Universal Pipe Repair Kit is used to permanently repair live leaks and burst pipes, enabling the user to fix a leaking pipe even when water pressure cannot be turned off.

Repairs can be made in under 30 minutes to pipes of any size made from copper, PVC plastics, steel, stainless steel, malleable iron, GRP, ceramic, clay, concrete, lead, and rubber.

The Universal Pipe Repair Kit is used to fix leaking pipes in domestic plumbing and for large-scale pipe repair in industry. Because flow does not need to be isolated when using a Universal Kit, sites can avoid costly and disruptive shutdowns of systems.

All the products in the Universal Kit have been WRAS approved and so can be used safely on pipes carrying drinking water. The Kit makes pressure resistant repairs up to 30 bar, is temperature resistant to 200ºC, and is effective on pipes carrying hot and cold water and chemicals.

SylWrap Universal Pipe Repair Kit details – How to fix a burst pipe and repair live leaks

The Universal Kit contains a Superfast Epoxy Putty Stick, Wrap & Seal Pipe Burst Tape and a SylWrap HD Pipe Repair Bandage.

Superfast Epoxy Putty is a hand-kneaded putty which is applied to pipework to help seal the leak. It removes step from joints and facilitates the application of Wrap & Seal. To use a Superfast Epoxy Stick, you cut off the amount of putty required and mix it by hand until it turns a uniform colour before applying it to the area of pipe requiring repair.

Wrap & Seal Pipe Burst Tape is a waterproof repair tape which stretches by 300%. It is made from self-fusing silicone and when wrapped over pipework, fuses into a solid rubber band which seals the leak.

Each Universal Pipe Repair Kit comes with one Wrap & Seal Tape. For high pressure industrial repairs, further Wrap & Seal may be required to build up pressure resistance. If you are undertaking such an application, then please go to the Repair Calculator tab and enter information about your repair to determine the number of tapes needed. Additional Wrap & Seal can be purchased separately.

The SylWrap HD Pipe Repair Bandage is a fibreglass repair wrap with a water-activated resin. It is wrapped over the Pipe Burst Tape and will set rock-hard, providing an impact resistant, protective layer over the initial repair.

For regular pipe repair users, Sylmasta have developed the SylWrap Contractor Case containing enough products for up to six pipe repairs. The Case is easy to store either on the van or on site and works out at a cheaper cost-per-repair than buying individual Pipe Repair Kits.

SylWrap Pipe Repair Contractor Cases are used by several of the United Kingdom’s water companies for the ease and speed in which they enable emergency live leak pipe repairs to be carried out.

Benefits of a SylWrap Universal Pipe Repair Kit

  • Allows the user to carry out an emergency pipe repair in 30 minutes with no training needed
  • Repairs live leaks, negating the need for turning off systems
  • Offers a low-cost alternative to hiring a contractor or seeking replacement parts
  • Increases pressure resistance, chemical resistance and longevity of pipes


  • Copper pipe repair, PVC plastic pipe repair, steel pipe repair, iron pipe repair, GRP pipe repair, ceramic pipe repair, concrete pipe repair, lead pipe repair, rubber pipe repair
  • Fixing leaking bathroom, kitchen and other household pipes
  • Pipe repairs at wastewater treatment works, quarry wash plants, dry risers, petrochemical plants, nuclear power plants, oil rigs and breweries
  • Repairing pinholes, cracks and leaking joints
  • WRAS approved for repairs to pipes carrying drinking water

Size Guide

Product Code SylWrap Bandage Size Wrap & Seal
Repairs Pipe Diameter
SYL-106-UP 25mm x 1.8m Small
25mm x 2m
Up to 15mm
SYL-206-UP 50mm x 1.8m Small
25mm x 2m
15 - 25mm
SYL-309-UP 75mm x 2.7m Small
25mm x 2m
25 - 50mm
SYL-412-UP 100mm x 3.6m Small
25mm x 2m
50 - 100mm
SYL-616-UP 150mm x 5.0m Small
25mm x 2m
100 - 150mm
SYL-633-UP 150mm x 10.0m Large
50mm x 4m
150 - 300mm
SYL-866-UP 200mm x 20.0m X-Large
50mm x 11m
300 - 600mm

Repair Calculator

The below calculator can be used to determine how many rolls of Wrap & Seal are required for a live leak repair up to a specified pressure resistance.

Enter water pressure, the diameter of the pipe in millimetres and the length of the crack. For pinhole leaks, leave the repair length field blank.

Once you have entered the required details, select the size of Wrap & Seal which the Kit you are purchasing contains. Universal Kits 616 and below contain Small 25mm x 2m Wrap & Seal. Universal Kit 633 contains Large 50mm x 4m Wrap & Seal. Universal Kit 866 contains X-Large 50mm x 11m Wrap & Seal.

Each Universal Kit comes with one Wrap & Seal. If the Calculator determines that you need more than one tape for your repair, then please add additional Wrap & Seal to your order.

Calculations serve as a guide to potential maximum pressure resistance only. Actual pressure resistance depends upon pipe material, condition, hole size, leak type and tension maintained during wrapping. If you are unsure, then more than one Wrap & Seal can be used to stop the leak.

Case Studies

A steel pipe in a district heating system leaking from a pinhole undergoes a live leak repair using a SylWrap Pipe Repair Contractor Case
A steel pipe suspended in the ceiling of a building as part of a district heating system undergoes a live repair after a pinhole leak began causing substantial water damage
A SylWrap Live Leak repair made to a pinhole leak on a 6 bar 150mm elbow joint with a pinhole leak
An elbow joint leaking from a pinhole in a Malaysia pumping house undergoes a live leak repair under 6 bar pressure which enabled systems to remain operational
Sylmasta repair a 200mm underground oil fuel line in Brega, Libya suffering from a crack caused by heavy corrosion
A corroded underground 200mm fuel oil in Libya leaking through a small crack is sealed with a repair pressure resistant to 44 bar and capable of withstanding temperatures of up to 70°C
A leaking 100mm UPVC pipe at Bahrain International Airport undergoes a live leak repair using a SylWrap Pipe Repair Contractor Case
Systems are kept operational at Bahrain International Airport thanks to an under pressure repair on a 100mm UPVC pipe leaking from a step joint
A 2 metre section of 650mm pipe buried in an inspection chamber was discovered to be leaking, excavated and then sealed using SylWrap pipe repair products
Coupling joints connecting a 2 metre long section of 650mm ductile iron pipe with a water line buried in an old inspection pit are sealed after they were discovered to be leaking
A water return pipe in a Lonndon hospital air conditioning unit undergoes a SylWrap repar to ensure that the system could remain in operation
On a day when temperatures in London hit 27ºC, a burst 300mm pipe forced the shutdown of a hospital air conditioning system until a SylWrap repair was made
A leaking asbestos cement pipe with water escaping from a sleeve undergoes repair in Mexico using a SylWrap Pipe Repair Kit
Leaks at both ends of a sleeve on a buried 600mm asbestos cement pipe are permanently sealed to prevent any more fluid escaping by a water utility company in Mexico
A longitudinal split in a plastic hose supplying water to a bond undergoes repair with a SylWrap Universal Pipe Repair Kit
Landscaping work caused a 80mm longitudinal split to a buried plastic hose supplying water to a pond with a wider 300mm damage area successfully repaired by Sylmasta
Pipe repair of a central heating system in a church which had begun to leak around a welded joint suffering from corrosion
Sylmasta repair heavy damage and encapsulate a leaking welded joint between a 100mm cast iron pipe and a 50mm steel pipe in a church central heating system
A stainless steel pipe in a biomass power plant at a UK farm required a different live leak repair using a SylWrap Universal Pipe Repair Kit
Leaking stainless steel pipework located 20 feet up the inside of a heating tank in a farm's biomass plant could only be reached via a ladder, requiring a lightweight repair method
A 900mm steel pipe in an oil well in Argentina was badly corroded and leaking before Sylmasta carried out a repair
Corrosion caused a 900mm steel pipe in an oil well to rupture and when a repair clamp failed to seal the crack because it was located on a tee, Sylmasta provided a flexible alternative
Repair of a heavily corroded pipe in a district heating system made using a SylWrap Universal Pipe Repair Kit
The repair of leaking, corroded pipes in a district heating system ensured a council did not have to turn residents' heating off in the depths of winter to fit replacement parts
A ruptured cast iron water supply pipe is removed, repaired and then reconnected to the water network in a Sylmasta pipe repair
A ruptured section of a 100-year-old cast iron water supply pipe is removed, repaired and reconnected to the network with a Sylmasta repair holding 20bar pressure
Repair of a plastic PVC pipe which formed part of a swimming pool filtration system in a leisure centre
Live leak repair carried out to an inaccessible PVC plastic pipe which formed part of a swimming pool filtration system, negating the need for the disassembly of half the system
Repair of a leaking hot water pipe on a farm carried out using a SylWrap Universal Pipe Repair Kit
After contractors accidentally cut into an underground heating pipe with insulation lagging during construction work on a farm, a live leak repair kept the hot water on
A CHP System Repair carried out on a leaking pipe in a pant at an automotive safety supplier in the United Kingdom
A live leak repair to a high temperature elbow in a CHP Plant ensured an automotive safety supplier factory did not undergo a disruptive shutdown of power for a replacement
A contaminated water pipe repair carried out in a Power Plant in Puerto Rico using Sylmasta products
The repair of a contaminated water pipe in a Puerto Rican Power Station helped keep the plant working at full capacity when Hurricane Maria hit the island
A live repair carried out on a water main which had been leaking for the previous 15 years
A burst underground steel water main in the UK which had been leaking for 15 years after being written off as unrepairable is finally sealed in a live leak repair
A contaminated water pipe at a wastewater treatment works in the United Kingdom is repaired after being accidentally breached during construction work
Catastrophe was averted at a Wastewater Treatment Works in the UK thanks to a live leak repair carried out after a contaminated water pipe was mistakenly cut through


High pressure live leak repair on a steel pipe
A live leak demonstration at a water utility company’s depot carried out as part of the Sylmasta Pipe Repair Roadshow 2020.

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Live leak repair on a 6″ elbow joint
A pinhole live leak repair carried out on a 6″ steel pipe elbow joint at a pumping station in Malaysia.

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Live leak repair on a 95mm steel pipe
A test live leak repair carried out to a 95mm steel pipe at Sylmasta HQ.

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Emergency repair of a pressurised leak (part one)
Part one of a live leak repair carried out using a SylWrap Universal Pipe Kit, showing the application of Wrap & Seal Pipe Burst Tape.

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Emergency repair of a pressurised leak (part two)
The second part of the pressurised leak repair, showing the overwrapping with a SylWrap Pipe Repair Bandage.

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Data Sheets
SylWrap Universal Pipe Repair Kit TDS

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