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bumblegit

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:19 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:31 pm Reply with quote

More PTFE tape.

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:31 pm Reply with quote

Hemp and boss white - but the water police will be after you icon_rolleyes.gif
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:36 pm Reply with quote

Nige F wrote:
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Nige, HOW old are you???? icon_lol.gif

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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:37 pm Reply with quote

Loctite 55, great stuff!


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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:39 pm Reply with quote

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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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 4:43 pm Reply with quote

Wind the tape to form a taper.
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 5:22 pm Reply with quote

Are you winding the PTFE around the thread the correct way?
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 7:24 pm Reply with quote

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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thread
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and use 15raps
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PostPosted: Thu Oct 14, 2010 8:26 pm Reply with quote

thats a p155 poor diagram adl icon_wink.gif

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