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Never heard of using silicone tape. Maybe you mean teflon tape.
But, to answer your question, depends on how your shut-off mounts.
If it is soldered on, then obviously no.
If it is a compression fitting (i.e with metal ferule over pipe or tube), then no.
if it has a straight thread and o-ring or gasket, then no.
If it has a tapered pipe thread, then yes.
Maybe some people have a preference of tape vs dope. I don't.
Tapered pipe, is the normal, average, everyday, standard, pipe used in most older plumbing.I think this answer my question. Went to Home Depot bought a new one. The Plump Shop brand. I think it’s straight thread with the o ring. And yes I mean Teflon tape . What’s a tapered pipe thread just to know?
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