6 Nylon Drain Plugs
Stop before you plug it!
After a long browse I came across this product and thought what a fantastic idea...why had I never thought of getting these before?! Admittedly the price did put me of as I did think it was a little steep, but after reading the super reviews I totally forgot about the price and found myself ordering a pack!! Looking forward to my next day delivery like the big kid I am..I was unfortunately very disappointed with with I received! They seemed very cheap and nasty, and out of the 6 plugs only 2 worked to a good standard... I tested them all on off cuts of pipe that I had (around 800mm).. And I either had an issue with the rubber popping off inside the pipe, the whole plug just turning whilst twisting the wingnut as it was stuck on the thread or it would not even seal the pipe as the rubber was out of shape. So there was no way I'd even put them into a live system!!
This has obviously left me with no other choice but to return and get my money back! Going from the other reviews I must of been unlucky and received a dodgy batch... But going on my first impression of using this equipment I won't be purchasing it again!
15 Jun 2015
Great value bung
Used the 28mm plug to bung the cold water feed from the cold water storage tank to change a gate valve. Really good water tight hold. Wrapped a bit of PTFE tape round the rubber just to make sure. Really good bit of kit and no chance of coming unplugged
2 May 2015
Nylon Drain Plugs
May appear expensive at first look but the time you save using this kit in invaluable. Saves having to drain down the water/heating systems and the expense of then adding water treatment.
18 Mar 2015
A round peg for a round hole
I read the review about using these to change the gate valves leading from a water tank and wanted to do the same.
However, when I got to the job I found that the outlet hole from the tank had two ridges, either side, probably as a key for a spanner or other tool to hold the tank coupling for tightening the external nut.
So the exit hole from the water tank wasn't round and wouldn't take a round bung.
A nice idea if it had worked. The drain plugs themselves seem to be fine. I'll keep them for another emergency.
6 Nov 2014