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|01-10-2020, 11:38 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2012
Location: Vancouver, Washington
I've seen white ish, yellow, orange and black
It's basically a liquid Teflon
Typically needs a 24 hour dry time before you put pressure on it though
Teflon tape is a better option in most cases
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|01-11-2020, 02:48 AM||#4 (permalink)|
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Vacaville, CA
I like to put a dab of wood glue on the tip of the threads. I did it one time when I couldn't find my teflon tape. It seemed to work nicely so I've been doing it that way since.
|01-11-2020, 08:56 AM||#5 (permalink)|
Join Date: May 2016
Location: UK, East
I've always just used ptfe tape, plumbers thread sealant or loctite 511,
511 dries to white puttyish consistency to lock and seal threads, so that sounds like what they put on in this scenario, although saying that it really could be any one of the hundreds of general plumbers thread sealants.
Huh, never heard of wood glue being used, I'll have to give it a try at some point, especially seeing as I seem to burn through ptfe tape at a frankly inhuman rate
|01-11-2020, 10:21 AM||#6 (permalink)|
Join Date: Dec 2006
I’ve been using blue loctite or Teflon tape for years myself. I was just curious as to what the stuff that comes on the fittings is and why nobody uses that from what I can tell.
|01-11-2020, 10:25 AM||#7 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Jan 2012
5 minute epoxy works well.
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|01-11-2020, 10:37 AM||#8 (permalink)|
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Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Jordan Station, Ontario, Canada
I stay away from Teflon tape, personally... I'm constantly taking fittings on and off and swapping things around, and I find unless they're cleaned meticulously, the fittings retain fragments of the tape which can get into areas they shouldn't.
I'm ok with waiting a day for sealant/Loctite to dry, but if you're in a time crunch I guess tape is the way to go.
I also want to point out that the taper on a pipe-thread fitting is really what seals it, the "tape" is there as a lubricant to assist tightening and doesn't technically seal it, although practically speaking it often does have that effect.
Last edited by Jordan; 01-11-2020 at 10:41 AM.
|01-11-2020, 10:59 PM||#10 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2016
look up this stuff called fast tape...its grey but under tension turns black...best stuff as far as tape solutions are concerned imho
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