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Shower mixer connections with iron elbows

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by Cenci, 23 Apr 2015.

  1. Cenci

    Cenci

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    Stupid question but how do I get these dam elbows to line up and point downwards?
    Whichever way I start the fitting it always ends up in the direction shown and not down as I need it?
    Surely it can be left loose, I'm obviously using the wrong connections
    . Help!

     
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    Washers
     
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    Just spoke to the plumbers merchant I got the, from, he says Ptfe to form the seal, is that good?
     
  5. Well putting them in without any will defiantly result in a leak.

    The skill us in enough ptfe to seal it in the correct place
     
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    Yes PTFE tape...wind it to form a taper on the thread.

    Washers...no way.
     
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    It's a parralel thread onto a seating face? Why wouldn't you use a washer to create the seal?
     
  9. Loctite55 rather than PTE tape
     
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    YEP!! Loctite 55 is the way to go!
     
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    Because the surfaces are not machined sufficiently flat to take a washer.
     
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