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Old 10-10-2018, 01:55 PM   #1
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WH drain plug

It's dripping, about one drop a minute. Messy and annoying. A new plug didn't stop it. Can't use an oversized plug like on an oil pan. Any harm in trying silicon plumber tape? Other ideas?
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Old 10-10-2018, 01:59 PM   #2
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Plumber tape should take care of it.
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Old 10-10-2018, 02:00 PM   #3
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Inspect the threads carefully. Over-tightening the drain plug can crack those threads. Teflon tape or pipe dope on the threads may help.
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Old 10-10-2018, 02:22 PM   #4
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are you using a plastic or metal plug?
inspect the WH threads for damage.
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Old 10-10-2018, 03:03 PM   #5
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Inspect the threads carefully. Over-tightening the drain plug can crack those threads. Teflon tape or pipe dope on the threads may help.
X2. I've used the tape and it works fine.
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Old 10-10-2018, 03:22 PM   #6
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X3,

3 wraps of teflon plumbers tape
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Old 10-10-2018, 05:31 PM   #7
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Tape it is, thanks.
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Old 10-16-2018, 04:09 PM   #8
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Update. The tape is working.
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