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leaking radiator tail

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by treefitty, 24 Mar 2009.

  1. treefitty

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    I have just fitted a new radiator and have wrapped up to 8 turns of PTFE tape around the tail and tightened it with a radiator spanner, but it still seems to have a sloww leak. Any suggestions? How many turns of PTFE can I use? Woulud more help? Is the radiator or valve tail likely to be faulty?

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  2. Personally I would use about 15 turns of ptfe.
     
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  4. neds

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    Use some of the thicker gas PTFE tape. the yellow ones.
     
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