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richardg

plastic pipe thread sealer (liquid or telfon tape)

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I will be doing some DIY plumbing (connecting 3 water tanks together, to a pressure pump)

i`m comfortable to use the good old teflon tape, but i was at bunnings the other day and a ex plumber said the way to go these days is "liquid thread sealer"

i will be using mostly fittings like this style/type  (standard threaded plastic fittings)  (not PVC press fits <<<<<---blue glue for those...)

https://www.bunnings.com.au/garden-rain-3-4-x-1-2-poly-irrigation-reduced-nipple_p3100189

I will also have a brass to plastic fitting coming from the tanks (25mm brass outlet)

So... do i go the good old telflon tape....or go with some "loctite" liquid thread sealer...... liquid sounds easy and simple

 

 

 

 

 

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Since this has been up all day and no one of licenced knowledge has posted up. I will say that if I were fitting a tank to a pressure pump. I would use Teflon on the connections. 

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Teflon tape is tried and true, I use quite frequently for sealing high pressure steam lines.

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I threw the question up on whirlpool also and got some feedback.... yeah looks like the good ol teflon tape will be the go...

As someone pointed out that as i`m doing a DIY job on these Rain water tanks, teflon tape makes it easy to remove/change the setup if required....

Cheers....

PS i have a kick only husky now!   the starter housing destroyed it`s self during a backfire.... fu#king stupid design..... ah well, the reset of the bike is great!

 

 

 

 

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PS i have a kick only husky now!   the starter housing destroyed it`s self during a backfire.... fu#king stupid design..... ah well, the reset of the bike is great!


Mine backfired while I was kicking it and imploded the primary drive

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