pipe joint compound or teflon tape

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Old 04-07-03, 05:39 PM
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pipe joint compound or teflon tape

Which is better to use to on threaded plumbing connections...pipe joint compound or teflon tape? The plumbing connections I will be making soon will be for an above ground swimming pool.
 
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Old 04-07-03, 07:03 PM
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Either one will work, but I prefer pipe dope...

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Old 04-08-03, 08:31 AM
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Use teflon tape on plastic male threaded fitting.
 
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Old 04-08-03, 11:42 AM
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Cool

As far as the age-old argument goes about whether to use tape or pipe dope, I use silicone caulk. LOL!
(Don't do that Brownthree. Just a joke.)
It's really a matter of choice about tape or dope. I use both. They both work. Try them both, and like everyone else, go with the one that YOU prefer.
Good luck!
Mike
 
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Old 04-08-03, 08:18 PM
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pipe dope or tape

I was taught by an old plumber to first install the tape, then paint on the pipe dope.There both cheap and the extra insurance is nice.Just a little food for thought.Good luck with your project.
 
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Old 04-09-03, 05:54 PM
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Thanks for all the tips as I only want to make these plumbing connections just once.
 
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Old 04-12-03, 06:12 PM
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speaking from expierience be careful using pipe dope on plastic to platic fitting it does a good job as a sealant but it also will act as a lubricant and may overtighten and crack the fittings.typicaly i use tef tape on all platic fittings and water type joints and pipe dope when im doing gas lines or air lines.
 
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