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Old 03-09-2016, 05:30 PM   #1
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FIP joint with VERY VERY slow leak


Have an toilet angle stop with that is giving me fits... Used the chrome plated brass pipe with NPT ends.

Previously, I had a cap attached in order to finish the tile and make sure the faucet was not leaking. No leaks using a couple wraps of heavy duty tape. Removed after tiling, cleaned and put on new tape before attaching angle stop. A few drops per minute. I tried tightening a little, but more water. Removed, cleaned, put on more tape this time. Seemed OK. Checked for drips after a couple of hours. Yay... Then next morning, I see what looks like one drop. Dried, checked and find that I am getting about one drop every 8 hours...

Try again? Or get another stop? Could the pipe be damaged from too many cycles and too much torque? Perhaps, it will correct itself with calcium?

Thanks...
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Have an toilet angle stop with that is giving me fits... Used the chrome plated brass pipe with NPT ends.

Previously, I had a cap attached in order to finish the tile and make sure the faucet was not leaking. No leaks using a couple wraps of heavy duty tape. Removed after tiling, cleaned and put on new tape before attaching angle stop. A few drops per minute. I tried tightening a little, but more water. Removed, cleaned, put on more tape this time. Seemed OK. Checked for drips after a couple of hours. Yay... Then next morning, I see what looks like one drop. Dried, checked and find that I am getting about one drop every 8 hours...

Try again? Or get another stop? Could the pipe be damaged from too many cycles and too much torque? Perhaps, it will correct itself with calcium?

Thanks...
try using tape with pipe dope...always works for us....don't be afraid to snug it up...
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Old 03-09-2016, 09:25 PM   #3
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I agree with bens plumbing, tape and pipe dope, let the dope dry a bit than turn on the water, it'll definitely seal!
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