Those of you who struggle with the world of carpentry every day, especially those related to faucets and water pipes, must be familiar with seal tape. This is a product that is often used to prevent leakage of faucets to be installed. Sold at a very friendly price, there are already many brands of seal tape that you can find in the domestic market, and one that is quite popular is ONDA.
What is Seal Tape?
Before discussing the ONDA seal tape, there is nothing wrong if we take a quick look at the seal tape. Seal tape is a thin layer that is usually rolled up and is generally white (although some are blue). Having a tape-like shape but very flexible, this seal tape is useful for making the bond between the faucet and the pipe tighter and not providing a gap for water to infiltrate out without permission or seep.
In general, seal tapes are made of polytetrafluoroethylene or PTFE which are manufactured with modern technology to produce quality products. This technology produces a thick layer and a certain elasticity, so it can be applied to PVC or galvanized pipe installations used for gas, high pressure water, to fire extinguishing pipes.
Although it is multifunctional, the actual use of seal tape cannot be generalized. You can distinguish the use of seal tape based on the color that symbolizes its function, namely water, gas, and others. White seal tape for example, is usually used on PVC and galvanized pipes for low pressure water, and this type is most widely used in bathroom, toilet, kitchen installations, and others.
ONDA Seal Tape Variants
As stated above, there are now many brands that have launched seal tapes and one that is quite popular is ONDA. Reporting from its official website, ONDA is a brand of sanitary and plumbing products and their accessories that has existed since 2002. The company has a vision to become a sanitary and plumbing brand that is most loved and appreciated by Indonesian consumers, as well as a company that prioritizes creativity in providing quality, complete, and affordable sanitary and plumbing products.
Still according to the same reference, for seal tape products, ONDA currently has at least two variants. The first variant is the ONDA ST 01 measuring 1/2 inch with a length of 10 meters. This product can be used to coat threads or threads so as to prevent leakage, which is generally used in water installations, although it can also be applied in workshops and gas installations.
According to the company’s claims, the 1/2 inch ONDA ST 01 has the right length, 10 meters, with a density or density of 0.35 grams per cm3 so as to prevent leakage. In addition, the 0.075 mm thickness of the product makes it more efficient when installing (only needs 5 to 10 turns), elastic and not easily broken, and has pocketed the British standard WRAS (Water Research Advisory Scheme) certificate.
The second variant is the ONDA ST 02 1 inch measuring 10 meters. Like the previous variant, this type can also be used to coat threads or threads so as to prevent leakage. Generally used in water installations, the ONDA ST 02 1 inch measuring 10 meters can also be used in workshops and gas installations.
The company said the 1-inch ONDA ST 02 has the right length, 10 meters, with a density of 0.35 grams per cm3 so as to prevent leakage. In addition, the 0.075 mm thickness of the product makes it more efficient when installing (only needs 5 to 10 turns), elastic and not easily broken, and has pocketed the British standard WRAS (Water Research Advisory Scheme) certificate.
If you are interested in using seal tape made by ONDA, it is not difficult to get this product. The reason is, you can already buy it at various building material stores. In addition, ONDA has also sold their products in official stores on a number of online buying and selling sites. For reference, the following is the price range of ONDA seal tape on the market today.
Price of ONDA Seal Tape
|ONDA Seal Tape Size||Price|
|ONDA Seal Tape 1/2 inch 10 m||Rp4,900|
|ONDA Seal Tape 1 inch 10 m||Rp11,900|
|ONDA Seal Tape 1/2 inch 10 m 5 pcs||Rp24,900|
|ONDA Bundling Faucet CLS 02 1/2 inch + Seal Tape 1 inch||Rp90.900|
|ONDA Seal Tape 1/2 inch Box (contents 60 pcs)||IDR 285,000 – IDR 338,000|
|ONDA Seal Tape Box 1 inch (contents 30 pcs)||Rp425.000|
The information on the price of the ONDA seal tape above is summarized directly from the ONDA official store at one of the online buying and selling sites as well as a number of building material stores. You need to know that the price of the ONDA seal tape is not binding and can change at any time. In addition, the price of ONDA seal tape in each store may be different. There is a shop that sells 1/2 inch ONDA seal tape at a price of Rp. 3,250, but there is also one that sells it at a price of Rp. 5,000.
How to Install Seal Tape
- Wrap the seal tape in the threaded position from the end of the bolt with a tension that allows the seal tape to adhere to the thread.
- Press the seal tape with your finger until the thread bites the seal tape.
- Wrap the seal tape to the right on the right threaded bolt so that it does not unravel when the bolt is tightened.
- Wrap the seal tape without breaking and don’t wrap the seal tape too much (only two full turns), because the clearance (gap) of the bolt with its partner is not large.
- Giving seal tape is done on threads that do not allow us to clean the oil.
It should be noted, avoid using seal tape on the fuel system or air intake system, because if the seal tape is damaged, it will clog the system. With proper use, water faucets will not leak, so your water bill will be more efficient.