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Old 10-31-2014, 02:11 PM   #1
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What sealant.. fresh water tank fitting

I need to unscrew a fitting on my fresh water tank. Anyone know what Jay Co uses to seal the fitting? The white stuff that you can see breaking off in the pic.
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Old 10-31-2014, 05:13 PM   #2
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Not sure what they use but I would use the white teflon plumbers tape on the threads of the fitting. Just a couple of bucks a roll and available at any hardware store or home center.
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Teflon plumbers dope is better. Way easier to use than Teflon tape. Just sayin'
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Teflon plumbers dope is better. Way easier to use than Teflon tape. Just sayin'
I happen to agree with this. I used to use Teflon tape on everything, but have switched to pipe dope because of numerous plumbers advice.
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Teflon plumbers dope is better. Way easier to use than Teflon tape. Just sayin'
I will have to try the dope on my next plumbing job at the crabhouse. Always open to new ideas that work better and/or easier. The tape can be a bit nerve wracking at times.
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I will have to try the dope on my next plumbing job at the crabhouse. Always open to new ideas that work better and/or easier. The tape can be a bit nerve wracking at times.
My biggest thing with the tape was which way to wrap it. I always went the wrong way...
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My biggest thing with the tape was which way to wrap it. I always went the wrong way...
Been there done that too.
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Now I have a problem. What should I do with all the rolls of tape in my tool box?
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Thanks, never heard of the dope. Happy to empty toolbox's of the tape, I usually use about 5 or 6 feet to get 4 or 5 inches OK; then find out I went in the wrong direction!
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