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Rupture Seal – plug the leak in that tank fast

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If you’ve ever had a leak event happen in your life, especially of something like diesel or other noxious liquids, you’ll know it’s not a funny business. Apart from the health hazard, it can be a real pain and expensive in terms of clean up and restoration. Now a neat invention by a former firefighter aims to make it easier to contain a leak emergency before it gets worse.

Rupture Seal is a small gadget which you can use to instantly plug a leak for up to 10 hours while you make arrangements to sort out the problem in a more practical way. The device works by inserting a thin pin into the hole, which then holds a silicone plug against the outside of the hole via a nylon tie.

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The product is available in a number of different sizes for different emergency needs, and is also sold in a marine version for plugging those all important holes in hull situations. We get the feeling it’s one of those, ‘when you need it, you really need it’ type products.

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If you watch the video below you’ll get an idea of just how effective this little gizmo is, it plugs a really gushing hole in seconds, which is rather impressive. You’ll have to cough up $95.31 for the basic model however, and $156 for the large version, but how much is peace of mind worth to you?

Nigel is the managing editor of the Red Ferret, as well as a freelance columnist for the Sunday Times newspaper in London. Loves tech and fancies himself as a bit of a futurist, but then don’t we all?

Nigel – who has written posts on The Red Ferret Journal.


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