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Old 02-09-2009, 09:29 PM   #1
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Gas valve flare end conncetion?


I'm installing a new water heater and need to install a gas shutoff valve (with flare end) connected to flexible gas line.

The flex line instructions say:
Do not use Teflon tape or pipe sealant on any flare ends because you will not


obtain a leak-free seal.
Keep flare end of fitting free of grease, oil and thread sealant.


I just want to double check that means no dope on the flare end threads too, not just the flare itself, correct?



And I assume that's because the flex tube is compressed to the valve flare for a tight seal - no need for thread sealant.
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Old 02-09-2009, 10:06 PM   #2
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Gas valve flare end conncetion?


That is correct. The flare with make a seal. Tape or dope will only interfere with that seal.

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