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Old 03-20-2009, 09:26 AM   #16
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i'm a dope fan from here on out. haha.


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Old 02-24-2015, 03:32 PM   #17
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Wombosi - I feel for you - very frustrating. I have hot water base board heat and once had a gasket start leaking on my furnace by the circulating pump at 2am in the morning. The bolts were rusted shut and could not get them off without tapping and drilling creating bigger problem. did the only thing I could think of - shut the furnace off - drained the pressure from the pipe, used hair dryer to dry out and applied JB Weld to the outside of the connection where the gasket was leaking - not real pretty but 14 years later it is still not leaking.

Just thought I'd share that with you if you want to permanently fix teh leak but might have some other issues if you ever need to change the plumbing.

I am sure I will get a lot of negative replies, but hey - it's still working and if it ain't broke ....
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Old 02-25-2015, 08:21 AM   #18
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Originally Posted by kenmac View Post
I like the pipe lubricant in a can.... To each his own & what ever works for them ..But, I'am no tape fan
Ayuh,.... Same here,...

I ain't used the tape in Years, just a can of white pipe dope, No leaks,...
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Old 02-25-2015, 01:51 PM   #19
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While we are on the subject of "plumbing goop", may I say: Just last week a local man was preparing to cook on his grill in the back yard. He had the coals just right then went inside to get the meat when he heard an explosion. Running back outside he saw his eleven year old son with fire on his face on frontal area. The boys fourteen year old brother saw what happened and immediately stripped his brother of his clothing and wet him down with a water hose. The older boy received first degree burns on his hands from doing this. The eleven year old sustained third degree burns of the facial area, the eye area, the nose area, and both sides of his mouth area. He has third degree burns of his lower frontal torso and second degree burns of his frontal thigh area. When the Mother looked out to see what was going on she kept enough cool to call 911 immediately then went to her son. The Father wrapped the 11 year old in a wet towel, put him into his truck with the older boy holding him, Mom in the back seat and proceeded to the closest intersection he knew the ambulance would be traveling. The 11 year old was airlifted to Augusta, Ga. Medical Center's Burn Unit where he received immediate synthetic skin grafts and medications. The 11 year old only cried when he found out that none of his family would be allowed to travel in the helicopter with him. The pilot calmed him down by telling him that he would allow the boy to be positioned to look out the window of the copter. The boy is expected to make a good recovery with skin grafts and time. Now--what caused all of this: The boy had found a can of that spray stuff you stop leaks with. You know-the type they advertise as being able to spray on screen wire at the bottom of a boat and the boat will still float. The boy threw this can into the grill fire and it exploded throwing that flaming hot tarry stuff onto the boy. His brother's quick action of recognizing what happened, and peeling the stuff off at the risk of injuring his hands definitely helped reduce the burning action of that tarry stuff. It's not the products fault, the manufacturer's fault, nor the can's fault. It just happened. Please--store any pressurized canned material out of reach of even an 11 year old.


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