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dscott60 07-21-2007 01:16 PM

Teflon Tape how much?
I'm redoing the plumbing on my pool pump. It's 1 1/2" to 2" PVC. There are 4 threaded male connectors that go into the pump and filter. I plan on using Teflon Tape. Just wondering how much I should use. How many layers?


redline 07-21-2007 01:25 PM

at least 2

Ron The Plumber 07-21-2007 07:38 PM

Or three or four is what I use.

MinConst 07-21-2007 08:45 PM

I think 3 is good number. It's what I use unless the fit is sloppy.

MechanicalDVR 07-22-2007 06:40 AM

It depends on the width of the teflon tape you are using. If you start at the second starting thread you want at least one full wrap all the way around that covers all the rest of the threads. On an inch and a half pvc male adapter that could be two wraps of 3/4" wide tape or three to four wraps of 1/2" tape.

ron schenker 07-22-2007 09:10 AM

My plumber uses pipe thread compound. Just goops it on.

Mike Swearingen 07-22-2007 02:55 PM

I think that teflon tape is better than pipe compound on PVC threads.
I usually wrap a minimum of 3 flat wraps of 1/2" tape on that size.
Wrap the tape clockwise only on the male threads as the threaded ends face you.
Good Luck!

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