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Old 01-22-2013, 01:59 PM   #1
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Reccomendations on thread sealant for brass shower valve? Teflon tape isn't working, I was told by a friend Redctorseal No. 5 is what I need. If not, reccomendations on thread sealant.

Can/should thread sealant it be used on CPVC threads too?

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Ayuh,.... What are ya screwin' into the valve body,..??

How bad, 'n where is the leak,..??

If it leaks with tape, something is wrong...

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sometimes it takes 7 or 8 wraps with the cheap, thin tape. if that doesn't work, something ain't right. rectorseal is good stuff and will work just fine, most plumbers prefer pipe dope anyway.
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TFE paste with two wraps of tape should work---

One sure way to spoil a threaded connection is to solder to close to the connection---

Always solder the pipe to the fitting---then cool completely--Them screw it in---if soldering near by--wrap the threaded fittings with a soaking wet cloth.
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Ayuh,.... What are ya screwin' into the valve body,..??

How bad, 'n where is the leak,..??

If it leaks with tape, something is wrong...
Brass pex fittings into brass shower valve.
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Hope you didn't over-tighten and crack the casting. Brass usually does not leak even without anything. Its relatively soft.

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