A duck in a boat floats in a leaky plywood and plexiglass box partly filled with water, and sealed with PROSOCO R-GUARD Emergency Water Stop.
We have this really cool product, PROSOCO R-GUARD Emergency Water Stop. It fixes anything that’s leaking water — even if the water is pouring through the leak at the time!
You can fix leaks that are under water. Emergency Water Stop cures under water — or out of the water.
It’s not a permanent fix. Will probably last about a season in the outdoors. It’ll stop a leak in a boat, for instance, but eventually you’d have to get the leak repaired structurally.
But there’s nothing bettter in an emergency… hence the name.
Anyway, our graphic artist, Stephen Falls, who is also a handy-man DIY kind of guy, who has used Emergency Water Stop at his home, wanted to photograph a demo of how great the stuff actually is. We got our videographer John Young in on it to make a video (which isn’t ready yet).
To do the actual application and demo, we got Matt Travis, our Design Verification Testing Specialist. Matt’s pretty handy, too.
First, Stephen built an open-top plywood box, with one side of plexiglass. He made sure there was a healthy gap between the plexiglass and the plywood edges. The idea was that we’d fill the box with water from a hose, water that would immediately leak out — until Matt sealed it all up with Emergency Water Stop.
Here are the pics of the demo:
This is the box Stephen built for the demo. That's Matt's arm and hand showing where the Emergency Water Stop is going to go.
Matt inserts a quarter in the gap between the plexiglass and the plywood to show how the water can get out of the box. There are also a couple of holes drilled in the side of the box to make the box even leakier.
John clamps the hose to the Leak Box.
Hose runs water into the box, which immediately starts leaking. Who built this thing, anyway?
Water leaks out the side, too. At this rate, our rubber duckie will never get to take a boat ride.
With the hose running, and the box leaking, Matt applies Emergency Water Stop to the seams.
Matt works on sealing the gap between the plexiglass and the plywood edges.
Matt details the Emergency Water Stop into the gap with a putty knife.
Videographer John Young captures the action for a video soon to be released on this blog!
With water leaking all over the place, Matt takes a break so Stephen can shoot the demo progress so far.
Matt continues applying Emergency Water Stop.
More detailing, as the water continues to run.
Finally, Matt tackles the big leak in front.
Done! Hey, notice the water's stopped leaking out of the box?
Matt does a little final detailing.
Now we just let the water rise.
Here's a view of one of the inside corners, under water.
John Elway showed up to help keep us entertained while we waited around for a little while to make sure the Emergency Water Stop held its water-tight integrity.
After that, I had to use my brain to come up with some laughs.
The brain rushes John Elway. Things are getting a little strange, but it is Friday, after all.
The duck shows up and we put him in a little boat. We wanted the duck to give us a little perspective....
...as we shake the box, agitating the water to see if we can get the Emergency Water Stop to leak.
The Emergency Water Stop did fine, but the duck didn't fare so well in the rough water.
That’s the Emergency Water Stop story. We can’t sell you any (unless you’re one of our distributors), since we only sell through distribution. But if you want some to keep in the house, shop or truck, visit our Distributor Finder to find your friendly neighborhood distributor of PROSOCO products.
It’s neat stuff, imho.
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