replacing plumbing pipes


Old 04-01-00, 03:23 PM
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We have just replaced a pressurized water tank for a well and all the pipes ;eading from it. But are having trouble sealing the connections. we are using pope thread compound but as soon as we turn on the water, every joint leaks. Are we missing a step?
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Old 04-01-00, 08:06 PM
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Try 2-3 wraps of teflon tape wrapped clockwise on threads. Good Luck!
Old 04-01-00, 11:39 PM
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Teflon tape, as suggested by the Old Guy is a good place to start. Also, don't overtighten the joints. Hand tight, then 3/4 to a full turn more is plenty.

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