I have a small, slow and steady trickle of water running down the outside of a vertical 15 mm copper pipe.
How can I capture the leak and divert the water into a receptacle?
I'm not asking for a permanent fix for the leak itself. I have that in hand - the parts should arrive in couple of days. In the meantime I have a slow leak steadily oozing onto a nice wooden floor.
The pipe is hard to access (I have a length about 10cm I can get to) and I can't turn the water off. I have some rags wrapped around the pipe, but these need wringing out every minute or two.
I need some sort of clamp that can clip around the outside of the pipe and re-direct to a bucket. Is there such a thing I can buy to do this? or is there a quick diy solution?
UPDATE - following some experimentation.... the blue-tack suggestion is the easiest to fashion into a spout, but the blue tack just won't really stick to the wet copper - most water just leaks past.
Also tried gaffer tape - this only works with a thin strip of tape just because of the limited access, but similar problem with it not sticking well.
Best solution so far has been to use electrical tape to bind a piece of cling-film to the pipe and then fold the cling-film to re-direct the water.