With self-threading Metal Threaded Tapered Plugs, a temporary tank or pipe leak fix can be as easy as:

1. Drilling a uniform hole where the leak is.

2. Tightening the plug in the hole with a hex or socket wrench. - Welding plug in place is also an option at the operators discretion.

Threaded Metal Tapered Tube Plugs

A Fast and Simple Way to Stop Leaks in Tanks and Pipes

USA Industries' threaded metal tapered plugs offer a quick, cost-effective, engineered solution to leak repairs in your boilers, tanks and pipe lines. In the past, you would have to shut down the unit, patch and weld over a leak, or try and seal it by some other time-consuming, costly means. Now you can drill a uniform hole where the leak is originating, and tighten USA Industries' threaded tapered plug into the leaking hole using a simple hex or socket wrench. Take advantage of this self-tapping plug today and reduce downtime, save money and hassle.

Don't let a tiny leak cost you thousands of dollars in downtime. Threaded tapered plugs allow you to save time & money by temporarily fixing leaks in your tanks and pipes until your next turnaround when you can properly service your unit.

USA Industries has been a leader in offering plug solutions to users in the oil & gas, chemical and power industries since 1982. We have more than 500,000 plugs in stock and ready to ship, and our production capabilities exceed 5,000 plugs per day, more than 20 materials and any coatings you may require.


  • Quick and cost-effective solution prevents more expensive fixes
  • Self-tapping plug installs with a standard hex wrench or socket
  • Manufactured with heat-treated alloy steel or stainless steel
  • In-stock items ship within 24 hours

Frequently Asked Questions

The threaded tapered plug is designed to plug small leaks in tanks and pipes quickly and efficiently.

When welding or shutting down a unit for major repair is not a cost-effective solution or when you're just trying to keep a tank functional for a few more weeks until the next scheduled turnaround.

While we market to the oil & gas, chemical and power markets, we have had clients purchase these for everything from use on their boats to filling holes in manhole covers.

The hex head on the end of the threaded plug allows you to install this plug quickly and easily with a standard hex wrench or socket. Simply drill a small, uniform hole for a better seal on your leak, and then tighten this self-tapping plug into place.

We stock our threaded plugs in stainless steel and alloy steel, but we can manufacture these in other materials upon request. Contact us by phone or email and let us know what you need!

We manufacture our plugs in-house, and have the capacity to produce several thousand per day. We're confident we can meet any turnaround time you need!