Sealing a threaded joint

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  1. bumblegit

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    Chaps, first ever post, please bear with it !
    Fitted a new garden tap, but the joint,which is threaded, leaks, not a lot, but enough to be annoying. I used PTFE tape. Is there anything better ?
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  2. HERTSDRAINAGE2010

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    More PTFE tape.

    Andy
     
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    Hemp and boss white - but the water police will be after you :rolleyes:
     
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  4. HERTSDRAINAGE2010

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    Nige, HOW old are you???? :LOL:

    Andy
     
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    Loctite 55, great stuff!
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    loctite 55 thread cord. you can back it off a bit without it leaking so ideal to get your tap straight!
     
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    Wind the tape to form a taper.
     
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    Are you winding the PTFE around the thread the correct way?
     
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    hold the tap in your left hand
    use ptfe in your right
    and use the ptfe so it tightends it self
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    and use 15raps
     
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    thats a p155 poor diagram adl ;)

    Just check you have'nt overtightened the fitting and cracked the female part of the wallplate.
     
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