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Old 10-24-2008, 04:38 PM   #16
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Check also the condition of the male connectors on the valves to make sure they are not scored on the surfaces where the seals compress against.

This may be a loaded question, but what do the "male connectors" look like?

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This may be a loaded question, but what do the "male connectors" look like?
When you screw two valves together, the male connector goes into the female connector (no pun intended).

The male connector is the one with the external threads; the female connector is the one with the internal threads.

For example, your hoses have both female threads, and the valves that they connect to, the supply faucet in the wall, and the connection on the washer, are male.
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Wow, you've got to be kidding me! I'm SO glad I didn't ask a plumber or some guy at Home Depot that question!

Anyway, the threads shouldn't be scored after just 3 mos.
I'm going to switch the hoses back and see what happens. If it leaks again I'm going to give up and buy a new CW hose.

Either way, before the connectors have their torrid affair, should I put this
stuff called Tplus2 on them? It says it "seals and lubricates threaded connections on metal and plastic pipe". Would this keep them from future
scoring?

thanks
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Wow, you've got to be kidding me! I'm SO glad I didn't ask a plumber or some guy at Home Depot that question!

Anyway, the threads shouldn't be scored after just 3 mos.
I'm going to switch the hoses back and see what happens. If it leaks again I'm going to give up and buy a new CW hose.

Either way, before the connectors have their torrid affair, should I put this
stuff called Tplus2 on them? It says it "seals and lubricates threaded connections on metal and plastic pipe". Would this keep them from future
scoring?

thanks
"Lube" for the threading and the screwing (a little bit of pun intended) is supposed to be good, but some lubes are not meant for some type of plastic connectors. For example, some lubes can't be used for PVC connectors because it will eat away the plastic because they are harsh.

Also, this lube can make screwing so easy that you can easily strip the threads.

Instead of lube, you may want to consider some "protection" such as Teflon tape wrapped about 3 times around the male threads before screwing.

Hope you didn't faint.
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Old 10-24-2008, 08:12 PM   #20
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Hope you didn't faint.[/quote]


Not a chance! Thanks for your colorful tips! I still haven't switched the
hoses back. I've decided to enjoy my evening and deal with it in the a.m.

Stay tuned......

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