Cracked Pressure Washer Pump. Will Gorilla Glue Fix It?


after finding this pressure washer in the trash we got it running. then found it to have a crack in the pump from freezing water. viewers asked me to try an epoxy on it like jb weld or gorilla glue. well lets find out.


  • Mike Wray
    Mike Wray14 orë më parë

    what about 3M 5200, takes 7 days to cure. Pack that 5200 all around it and thick

  • Joe Seabert
    Joe Seabert3 ditë më parë

    At least you got a functional engine. Don’t know what you can do with it, but I get my best ideas, awe who am I kidding it would sit in my garage for years before I had any time to mess with it. But it’s fun to think about while doing everything my wife wants to do.

  • Andrew Edwards
    Andrew Edwards4 ditë më parë

    Tube of fast weld. It's thick like putty u ned it together. I'd put whole glob on it. I'm sure that fix it!

  • Chris Van Den Heever
    Chris Van Den Heever5 ditë më parë

    Unfortunately, you wasted time and effort. This crack us not repairable. Need a new pump or a second hand housing, that can be rebuilt. Nice try though.

  • Allyn Smith
    Allyn Smith6 ditë më parë

    Why did you not use job weld?

  • jerry kew
    jerry kew9 ditë më parë

    I think you needed fibres mixed in, carbon fibres or glass or even wire wool. It lacked tensile strength

  • vmitchinson
    vmitchinson11 ditë më parë

    That motor could work on a push lawn mower.

  • Buster Wheel
    Buster Wheel14 ditë më parë

    Flex Seal

  • beingsneaky
    beingsneaky14 ditë më parë

    you can just buy that piece you took off and not the whole pump might be 15 to 30 bucks maybe even less for you Americans.

  • Fos Cre
    Fos Cre15 ditë më parë

    J b weld has a hard bass to cause I pricked punch a high drawleek pump that had a crack in it 38000 psi I put about a half inch thick and it held together for a year before the injury itself inside

  • T DoubleU
    T DoubleU15 ditë më parë

    1 color fits all

    MIKE BUSCH17 ditë më parë

    Hey that gorilla glue looks like JBWeld hmmmm. I've had good results on plastic tanks and motorcycle cases with JB weld bonds real well. But never tried something with that much pressure.

    MIKE BUSCH17 ditë më parë

    I agree mustie , I joked about the JB weld I'll be surprised if gorilla glue would hold with that much pressure.if it wad the low pressure side it probably work. I always wondered why the water didn't come out the soap addition port.

  • Roy Sinclair
    Roy Sinclair17 ditë më parë

    Instant pressure increase when you let off of the trigger could spike up to twice or three times as high as the rated pressure and therefore may have exceeded the holding ability of the Gorilla weld as opposed to it not actually meeting it's advertised ability. You know how the hose jumps when you shut the trigger so there's going to be an instant increase in pressure before that bypass valve kicks open.

  • emilee
    emilee17 ditë më parë

    never had good results from gorilla stuff, havent tried the epoxy but all other gorilla stuff was no good like the glue, its horrible and the tape wasnt much better, stick with JB weld for best results

  • Gianni Versace
    Gianni Versace18 ditë më parë

    Get it welded

  • Frank Nic
    Frank Nic18 ditë më parë

    I foresee a future fix. You will have a way. You always do. (At a reasonable price of course.

  • John Clarke
    John Clarke19 ditë më parë

    I use JBWeld for those types of repairs. I have not tried the GORILLA glue version of it. I have not been lucky repairing pressure vessels with anything but welding or braising. Your repair may last for a while but my guess is it will fail in time, but maybe it will last long enough for you to unload it on someone.😀

  • Dessun
    Dessun19 ditë më parë

    I woulda used JB weld. It's the best product imo

  • Ray Anderson
    Ray Anderson20 ditë më parë

    Been doing small repairs like that for a long time. Best tool for spreading any material is a painter's spatula. They come in all shapes and can fit into everywhere. They're especially good for working out the air as you build up the repair material.

  • John Clarke
    John Clarke20 ditë më parë

    You would be real proud of my. My local DAV commander asked me if I would look at a Chinese scooter that belonged to a homeless Vietnam veteran. I agreed to and what a mess - no ignition switch, cobbled up wiring, no spark, dead battery and bad gas and tight valves. I did not know crap about Chinese 6y6 scooters but I proceeded, just like Mustie would do. I put the battery on charge and tried to find out why there was no spark. The first two things that had to be replaced or repaired was the ignition switch and cobbled up wiring. I got those fixed first and a few days later the new ignition coil and CDI came in. I put them in and gave the engine a whirl. It ran for a couple of seconds and I was thrilled. Now, I have to clean up the gas tank, carb and adjust the valves to get that pos back to its owner. You may think a lot of what you do is just so much BS but some of us out there actually listen and learn from you. Thanks.

  • Richard Wohlers
    Richard Wohlers20 ditë më parë

    You have 2700 psi at the nozzle. It's probably more in that passage with the pulsations. If you had put a piece of your pop can layered in and underneath the epoxy or use carbon fiber in the epoxy it may work. Something to try later

  • Bernard Whitt
    Bernard Whitt21 ditë më parë

    Good try Enjoy your working on the pressure

  • iamgriff
    iamgriff22 ditë më parë

    have you considered using a dremel to grind out the crack? then use that aluminum rod with some MAF gas?

  • mastergx1
    mastergx122 ditë më parë

    I once tried (and failed) to seal a central heating system with epoxy that only ran at about 24psi. After seeing mustie trying to hold 2700psi in, I had my doubts. Epoxy is no good for hydraulics of any kind IMO.

  • David Mc
    David Mc23 ditë më parë

    I'd probably try one more glue attempt, what the heck. Just dremel out a gouge of the epoxy at the crack, and really give it a good thick coating; maybe even make a couple paper dams on each side, and fill it, let it sit several days. (I haven't found gorilla products to be that great, in my opinion or experience, but an inch or two of epoxy should still be pretty tough to get through.)

  • Jerry Le Roy
    Jerry Le Roy25 ditë më parë

    My friends and I fixed an 305 Chevrolet block with JB Weld. Didn’t leak a bit.

  • Jerry Le Roy
    Jerry Le Roy25 ditë më parë

    Try some two hundred mile an hour Tape and the the same mix

  • Casey Newland
    Casey Newland25 ditë më parë

    Dang!!! I wonder if jb weld wouldve held up any better

  • Stanley Keith
    Stanley Keith27 ditë më parë

    Can you patch it from the inside? How about some JB Weld.

  • Building USA
    Building USA27 ditë më parë

    😥 😔 😟 sad and disappointing. JB WELD till I Die the right prep and patience JB W FOR EVER all this other guys 👦 are ignorant 🙄 Good Try.

  • Pablo Schless
    Pablo Schless28 ditë më parë

    Common problem with that style pump is that it is not purged before winter, water in it freezes and splts out. Can get on ebay for about $40. Held on with 3 or 4 fasteners.

  • Johannes Klang
    Johannes Klang28 ditë më parë

    Bakning soda and super glue!

  • Marcus Holden
    Marcus Holden29 ditë më parë

    Mustie is a master welder, why didn't he just braze it? Guess he wanted to show us that Gorilla Glue cant grip everything.

  • Egg Shaped Israeli Operative

    Egg Shaped Israeli Operative

    28 ditë më parë

    Think he was trying to fix it in a way that any regular person could

  • Paulster2
    Paulster2Muaj më parë

    LOL! Not surprised it didn't last, but valiant try!

  • danielstltz
    danielstltzMuaj më parë

    just buy a new pimp for it

  • Zachary O'Neal
    Zachary O'NealMuaj më parë

    You could try Taryl putty and see what that would do

  • Ajaxaxxess
    AjaxaxxessMuaj më parë

    buy a new pump n sell it n be done

  • bobspurloc
    bobspurlocMuaj më parë

    48hours wasnt long enough for it to harden at that thickness? figured you would realize that as a possibility and let it cure for a week. or maybe you knew that would happen on short time?

  • TroniX FiX
    TroniX FiXMuaj më parë

    Try again with more epoxy and maybe a piece of steel to reinforce it

  • Pattay's Performance
    Pattay's PerformanceMuaj më parë

    Pressures are a tough fix and flip. The pump being the most expensive part at $70-$90. Some of them you can order new heads but for a few bucks more I just get the whole pump. Missing the gun, hose and tips. Tack on another $50. Usually sell them for $200-$300. Not gonna get Rich but it’s easy mindless work!

  • Cratecruncher
    CratecruncherMuaj më parë

    Bummer. One thing I've had success with is reinforcing the epoxy with cut fiberglass fiber and even metal screen. Sometimes I will sink steel or copper wire into the uncured epoxy in the direction of force/stress. That last one works great on things like broken plastic handles.

  • ernest Molnar
    ernest MolnarMuaj më parë

    Try super alloy 1

  • Leslie Franklin
    Leslie FranklinMuaj më parë

    Maybe glue a piece of metal over the hole? That way, the pressure of the water can be spread over a larger area.

  • Cristian Valentin Dobre
    Cristian Valentin DobreMuaj më parë

    is this gorrila better that JB weld?

  • maglsworth snarklepass
    maglsworth snarklepassMuaj më parë

    Very surprised that you didn't get the fix done right. These epoxys are hard and have a lot of holding strength but are brittle. Even using a lot isn't going to make your fix stronger. To fix something like this you need something to reinforce the join. Fit a piece of metal on top of the crack and then sandwich it with the epoxy. You could also force some of the epoxy down in the crack for a better hold. That will repair the crack, guaranteed.

  • woozleboy
    woozleboyMuaj më parë

    How about fiberglass reinforcement with the epoxy? Or a visegrip clamping it closed?

  • Chazeroo25
    Chazeroo25Muaj më parë

    Wonder if soldering it would of worked

  • Rudy Flores
    Rudy FloresMuaj më parë

    There you go its a Crap man thats your first problem

  • Old Mike Emerson
    Old Mike EmersonMuaj më parë

    JB Quik might work or just regular JB weld

  • Jimmy C and Friends
    Jimmy C and FriendsMuaj më parë

    Well Quick Steel putty may hold a little better than again maybe not!

  • Dennis Fore
    Dennis ForeMuaj më parë

    JB weld

  • Keith Weathersbee
    Keith WeathersbeeMuaj më parë

    Oh please, the valve had to be put in, just work out how they put it together. If you look, reeeeel close, you will see a square head on the valve. Just saying.

  • Hott Puppy
    Hott PuppyMuaj më parë

    Fill the whole thing with a mass of JB Weld. Make one big lump.

  • Jeff Jankiewicz
    Jeff JankiewiczMuaj më parë

    Those axial pumps are junk from the factory, ask me how I know. Ok, I`ll tell you. Had one like this, but I made sure it did not freeze over the winter. Next year it failed in other ways. Unloader valves are junk-made out of chinesium. Seals don`t last.

  • Twisted Stone
    Twisted StoneMuaj më parë

    Without watching I would say no. :)

  • Nathan Dean
    Nathan DeanMuaj më parë

    some people have had success with enging block seal stuff.

  • Bill Johnson
    Bill JohnsonMuaj më parë

    Awww cmon try to tig it.

  • Franc Gorenc
    Franc GorencMuaj më parë

    What if you connect a vacuum pump or a shop vac to the exhaust, close all the other holes, and then smear glue on the outside while the vacuum is running? Would it suck the glue into the crack from the outside?

  • John Kelly
    John KellyMuaj më parë

    What about DEVCON F.. aluminium epoxy putty. I've used it to repair a sizeable hole in a motorcycle engine and worked a treat.

  • Gmtail
    GmtailMuaj më parë

    Again sir, that is NOT the feed for the soap. It’s the high temp bypass valve that will open and spew water if the pump is left to cycle without the wand being activated. Again, NOT the feed for soap.

  • Kevin G
    Kevin GMuaj më parë

    try allcrafts epoxy. easily found at plumbing supply stores.

  • CaptainChar
    CaptainCharMuaj më parë

    im surprised you didn't use JB Weld

  • David Spalding
    David SpaldingMuaj më parë

    what about cold welding?

  • Bobby Wenger
    Bobby WengerMuaj më parë

    I was hoping it at work have a same problem made a mistake

  • DigitalIP
    DigitalIPMuaj më parë

    wouldnt soldering/brazing it THEN using epoxy work better?

  • strangersound
    strangersoundMuaj më parë

    Exercises in futility are a great learning tool. ;)

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    Dunlop Kuhmo IIMuaj më parë


  • Tom Hoehler
    Tom HoehlerMuaj më parë

    I KNEW Mustie would make this video!

  • jeff
    jeffMuaj më parë

    The check valves can be pulled pretty easily with picks or even needle nose pliers. You are going to break them though if they are not already broken. Those are the normal weak point in these pumps. You can replace them for little money, but they replacements are also plastic that will break after a while. The pump heads on these are fairly cheap. If you get one for free, most people would find it worth replacing.

  • steve jette
    steve jetteMuaj më parë

    Cloth like fiberglass ? or a fine metal mesh covered in epoxy ? Prayer ?

  • Radio Rescue
    Radio RescueMuaj më parë

    Oh well You tried. I can see why you don't wanna dump money in it. If there's a way i'm sure you'll figure it out. Good luck with the snow.

  • Shane Rathburn
    Shane RathburnMuaj më parë

    I would of defiantly used more on it.

  • Truth Filter For YouTube
    Truth Filter For YouTubeMuaj më parë

    I think your application started needed to start with a small amount.....pushing it down into the crack....basically the way you gooped it on top....was never going to work

  • William Sanders
    William SandersMuaj më parë

    I was wondering about regular solder?

  • xephael
    xephaelMuaj më parë

    who makes a rubber washer?

  • Trevor Marron
    Trevor MarronMuaj më parë

    All they had to do was remove a single bolt to drain it down, but they did not. More cash than sense.

  • livefree be happy
    livefree be happyMuaj më parë

    Yes there is cold welding technics you might want to check out. That pump is a perfect guinea pig to try out new things on.

  • ta65mail
    ta65mailMuaj më parë

    Thank you for testing this out. I was considering a similar approach with another application and this kinda answered that. Great video.

  • Roy Works
    Roy WorksMuaj më parë

    It’s good that you show the failures too. Product failures that is

  • freeyesmaybe
    freeyesmaybeMuaj më parë

    the bigger the glob the better the job

  • Dennis Waddell
    Dennis WaddellMuaj më parë

    If you want to get really complicated you could add a metal mesh embedded in the epoxy right on top of the crack. That would have a chance of keeping the crack closed. If you heated the metal mesh immediately before installing it would be in an expanded condition so when it cools it would be trying to make like a spring. The heat would also activate the epoxy faster. What could possibly go wrong?

  • NeiI S.
    NeiI S.Muaj më parë

    I wonder if loctite has a solution. Most of their products work as spec'd.

  • T Rex
    T RexMuaj më parë

    I knew that was coming lol

  • Drew McNicol
    Drew McNicolMuaj më parë

    That Gorilla Glue seems to be somewhat pliable even after 2 days. JB Weld dries rock hard and I don’t think 2700PSI is going to blow throw it.

  • J McCracken
    J McCrackenMuaj më parë

    You don't sell you

  • Sam Denton
    Sam DentonMuaj më parë

    It may not work in this particular situation, but when using JB Weld in the past on cracks with internal pressure, I've had good luck with drilling small diagonal holes along the crack to give the epoxy some lateral resistance to the forces trying to push it out of the crack.

  • docthebiker
    docthebikerMuaj më parë

    You could cut out a V in the pump's material, knock in a thin brass wedge and epoxy that in place, like a stitch, or shape a brass plate over it and epoxy that down. Either way spreads the pressure away from a single failure point.

  • John Garnich
    John GarnichMuaj më parë

    When you added the epoxy, what if if you added a small piece of metal, then it wouldn’t have blown a hole 🕳 in it??

  • time1800
    time1800Muaj më parë

    If the pump does not have dip stick you trash it and save the motor if it runs!

  • Xander Cage
    Xander CageMuaj më parë

    How about JB weld?

  • Jim Schuyler
    Jim SchuylerMuaj më parë

    Will poring molten aluminum on the crack patch it?

  • Juncus Bufonius
    Juncus BufoniusMuaj më parë

    When we put stainless sleeves over the prop shaft for a destroyer, for example, we sealed the ends with epoxy mixed with french chalk (talc) to reinforce it. I've also used cloth soaked in the epoxy on top of the joins to do the same.

  • FJ80Coop
    FJ80CoopMuaj më parë

    How many knew or thought the gorilla glue was a no go ??.. 1

  • Bryan Gray
    Bryan GrayMuaj më parë

    Doing a common fix homeowners would do because most dont have access to a TIG welder. Uses sand blaster to clean the area lol. Typing this comment right after but maybe if a vaccum was pulled on it somehow, it could suck the cold weld into the crack, might be speaking too soon there if thats what was done.

  • ShepH7 ceo
    ShepH7 ceoMuaj më parë

    Not surprised, EXACTLY what I expected from that "fix" but much appreciate you taking the time and making the effort to investigate it and make the video. Well done.

  • Greg's Garage
    Greg's GarageMuaj më parë

    Not terribly surprised. Fun adventure tho!!! Thanks for indulging the crowd's requests.

  • Roger Camp
    Roger CampMuaj më parë

    I remember Dad telling me about fixing a hole in a refrigerator line years ago and his friend used silver solder on it after covering the hole with a penny and soldering it in place, I wasn't sure if that was still available but did a quick search and they still make it.

  • Mr3Charlie
    Mr3CharlieMuaj më parë

    Thanks for trying! If you weren't going to keep it for yourself, it doesn't make sense to buy a pump and sell the washer.

  • Mike Mcguire
    Mike McguireMuaj më parë

    Thanks for sharing

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