simple question re trap cleaning

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Old 12-30-04, 12:53 PM
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simple question re trap cleaning

When I clean traps under sinks, do I need any kind of plumber's tape or sealant to keep the connection from leaking once I put it back together (it's white plastic pipe)?

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Old 12-30-04, 01:04 PM
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Normally if they are PVC you do not need any type dope and they are usually hand tight. As long as the gaskets/nylon washers are in good shape. The metal traps also do not normally need dope as most use a rubber gasket and do not normally leak. Metal however usually needs a wrench or channellocks to firmly seat. Good luck.
 
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