Originally Posted by jimleigh1313
Why is there no pipe dope where the flex meets the water heater? Again, thanks for the replies!
More than likely because that connection never leaked. Whoever installed it probably took it back apart and put dope on it because it was leaking on the upper end.
Pipe dope shouldn't be needed there, because those are gasketed supplies. If it's leaking, it's either not tight enough, or there is damage to the mating surface.