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Old 07-21-2007, 10:10 PM   #31
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I like leak lock on LP lines, it seals and locks the joint up from any vibration.

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Old 07-23-2007, 09:08 AM   #32
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...Now we use a combo of teflon tape with pipe dope on all metalic male water fitting and pipe, this ensures it will have a possitive seal each and evreytime.
Ron, you don't know how much time you saved me...I just plumbed a Weil McLain system, and decided to try this on the treaded fittings and man, that the cats...not a single leak. You 'da man! (that's a good thing!)
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Yep, I hate having to take pipes apart do to a leak, I like to do it one time and one time only.
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Old 11-29-2007, 07:06 PM   #34
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Should I use tape or dope on a hydraulic oil pressure connection?
The connection is galv. pipe to control valve.
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Good question.
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Ron the Plumber,
You said: "Now we use a combo of teflon tape with pipe dope on all metalic male water fitting and pipe, this ensures it will have a possitive seal each and evreytime."
What is the method for this on brass water connection? Dope on male thread and then wrap it in tape?

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Ron the Plumber,
You said: "Now we use a combo of teflon tape with pipe dope on all metalic male water fitting and pipe, this ensures it will have a possitive seal each and evreytime."
What is the method for this on brass water connection? Dope on male thread and then wrap it in tape?

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Wrap with tape and apply pipe dope on top of the tape.
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I Agree with Ron, I always use teflon tape with megaloc on my metal water lines and i couldn't tell you the last time i had a leak because of doing it that way.
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On compression joints, but sometime I will use pipe dope at the point of seal on a compression joint if it's brass. But it's not needed.
Also any threads that actually seal via a gasket or O ring shouldn't need any tape or dope IE : Stainless flex supplies, WH flexes......
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Wrap with tape and apply pipe dope on top of the tape.

We're actually told the opposite over here...... if you're using both, the female threads of the fitting should have tape in them.....
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the female threads of the fitting should have tape in them.....
I see what your saying, it does not matter which way you apply it, they both serve the same purpose. I find it easier to apply the pipe dope after the tape, keeps my fingers clean.

But do as your told.
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I see what your saying, it does not matter which way you apply it, they both serve the same purpose.
I agree wholeheartedly, although I think that I prefer to just omit the 'goop' altogether whenever possible.
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HELP !! I made a clasic weekend warior mistake. While installing a gas grill over the weekend I used a dope product on a brass to brass connection which (now that I read the instructions) is really meant for CPVC piping. The product is called real-tuff. Will this connection be ok as is or must I redo with a differnt dope?
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