This is not woodworking related thus the off topic section however I know you all are a pretty smart group.
My father has this electric power washer. He said it leaks bad so I said I would take a look at it and as I suspected a plastic hose fitting inside it is split and when under pressure it sprays water all over the inside of the machine. It does not appear to be a split from water freezing inside the pipe while stored for the winter. Instead it looks like it is coming right out of the seam of the pipe from when they molded the plastic pipe.. I figured I could simply epoxy that seam shut and all would be good. So last night I mixed up some "JB-Weld" and spread over the seam. Today I put it all back together and when water was applied from the house hose it held water just fine but as soon as I turned on the unit and the water pressure increased to 1600 psi (as is stamped on the side plate) it blew out like a cannon. (yes I got soaked...stop laughing).
So my question is....what kind of sealant (epoxy or otherwise) will hold up to that kind of pressure? I assumed that this epoxy would be so rock hard and the split is so fine that I would be good to go but obviously I underestimated the amount of pressure generated when the motor is turned on.
I'm just trying to save my father a few dollars from having to spend money on parts.....but it may come to that if I cant seal this up.