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    Thread: Finding an invisible leak

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      Question Finding an invisible leak, best patch kit??

      Found leak!

      Now, what is the best patching kit available?
      3/4" clean slit. As if someone had cut it! One side was underground to the underlayment, other side has old and new carpet algae growth.
      Very little pressure, as it's 1.5-2" from surface.


      Any visual guides n tips to finding one?

      Have a bog whose water goes down. Removed output hose and waited until water level settled.

      Narrowed it to one wall that stays wet.

      But...Cannot find leak!

      I push liner down into water to create more pressure, hoping for a dribble to form, but nothing.

      How tf do you find tiny holes?

      Huge amount is lost through it, yet cannot find the bloody hole! 166ft, 1.5in drop in a day. When connected to pond, 2030, 1in in 24hrs. That's way too much.
      Last edited by secuono; 06-20-2022 at 07:53 PM.

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      You get a syringe with a liquid dye. Make sure the water is calm with no current. Squirt the dye out near where you think the leak is. It may take a while, but the dye should be sucked into the spot where the leak is. They sell the leak dye kit on amazon.

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      Quote Originally Posted by KoiFan84 View Post
      You get a syringe with a liquid dye. Make sure the water is calm with no current. Squirt the dye out near where you think the leak is. It may take a while, but the dye should be sucked into the spot where the leak is. They sell the leak dye kit on amazon.
      Found the leak.
      Topped off the bog, then took part of the bog apart and saw a little stream. Followed it up to the bad corner.

      Need to find the best patching kit now.
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      Check Amazon or pond supply stores.

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      Patch kit must match liner material type. Fresh kits are always best to use. Ask if kit has a date code. After getting a good kit preparation and technique determine a good outcome. Very clean with a light buffing along with keeping the patch area flat. Don't skimp or skip instruction steps

      If a quick repair is needed the super tapes are excellent. Gorilla and Flex Tape waterproof are excellent if the surface has been prepped. Easily lasts a long time. I've seen 3+ years.
      Last edited by BWG; 06-22-2022 at 11:20 AM.

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      Quote Originally Posted by BWG View Post
      Patch kit must match liner material type. Fresh kits are always best to use. Ask if kit has a date code. After getting a good kit preparation and technique determine a good outcome. Very clean with a light buffing along with keeping the patch area flat. Don't skimp or skip instruction steps

      If a quick repair is needed the super tapes are excellent. Gorilla and Flex Tape waterproof are excellent if the surface has been prepped. Easily lasts a long time. I've seen 3+ years.
      Clean it with what?

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      If you bought a kit, follow the directions.

      Clean the area with a pad, like a scotch-brite pad. Using just the pond water, or a bucket of warm water to get the area clean of dirt and algae.

      Some kits come with an alcohol towlette to rub on the area to make sure everything is dry and patch away!

      Dirt, algae, water is your enemy!

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      Quote Originally Posted by cottagefog View Post
      If you bought a kit, follow the directions.

      Clean the area with a pad, like a scotch-brite pad. Using just the pond water, or a bucket of warm water to get the area clean of dirt and algae.

      Some kits come with an alcohol towlette to rub on the area to make sure everything is dry and patch away!

      Dirt, algae, water is your enemy!
      It was a fake kit. Only a section of liner. No instructions, no glue, no nothing.
      Returned it.

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      Hate when that happens! Previous buyer probably needed the primer, glue and not the patch!

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