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Teflon tape or?

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by guy1unico, Aug 2, 2012.

  1. Sumfuncomet
    Joined: Dec 31, 2011
    Posts: 578


    No tape, I just use the Teflon style squirt pipe dope in a tube, available at any place that sells plumbing supplies
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  3. mitchsfab
    Joined: May 20, 2010
    Posts: 99


    I use red loctite on all npt. With the taper of the thread you still can remove it.
  4. joethehuman
    Joined: Oct 13, 2009
    Posts: 59


    I've used rectorseal 5 pipe thread sealant. Comes in a tube from plumbing dept. at the hardware store. You can use the use the connection immediantely on pressure under 100 psi. I've used it on threaded fuel line with double flare and it stopped the weeping right away.
  5. jazzbum
    Joined: Apr 5, 2005
    Posts: 598


    yep, that's the stuff
  6. bardahl1
    Joined: Oct 16, 2005
    Posts: 347


    A very smart mechanic with very high credentials told me to only use anti-sieze on pipe theads. It has always worked for me. Him too, trophy's to prove it.
  7. FuelRoadster
    Joined: Nov 17, 2005
    Posts: 1,057


    Rectorseal,,,now THATS a name I havn't heard in awhile.A friend that worked at Douglas Aircraft scored me some of it ages ago
  8. jcmarz
    Joined: Jan 10, 2010
    Posts: 4,633

    from Chino, Ca

  9. tommy
    Joined: Mar 3, 2001
    Posts: 14,757

    Member Emeritus

    Now that we know what everybody likes, I'd be checking the threads of the fitting and the manifold. I was a steamfitter for 16 years and never had a joint leak due to the type of pipe dope that I used. Your preference for a dope won't cause a joint to leak or not leak. It's just a personal preference.

    Check the fitting/manifold very carefully.

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