Leaky pipe fitting


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Old 01-30-06, 12:41 AM
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Leaky pipe fitting

Just installed a new utility sink in my garage. Everything went as planned, except a tiny dip in the connection( a threaded T) from the water tank to the pipe that runs to the sink. Can i seal it with some sort of adhesive or do i ned to cut the fitting out and start over?
 
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Old 01-30-06, 01:58 AM
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Originally Posted by lbphathead19
a tiny dip in the connection( a threaded T) from the water tank to the pipe that runs to the sink.
Sorry!
You were supposed to wrap it with Teflon tape before you screwed in.

Start over.
It is not possible to seal it once it is done wrong.
You have to unscrew it, wrap it, and screw it back in.
 
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Old 01-30-06, 10:32 AM
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I forget to mention that I id wrap it with tape the first time, might have been a bad wrap though. Can you overtighten those fittings?
 
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Old 01-30-06, 10:44 AM
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Not likely that you overtightened it. Try about 4 wraps of tape when you redo it. Good luck.
 
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Old 01-30-06, 10:50 AM
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Originally Posted by lbphathead19
I forget to mention that I did wrap it with tape the first time, might have been a bad wrap though. Can you overtighten those fittings?
You should start with one wrap at the edge and have at least three wraps by the time you are 1/2" back.
You have to wind the same direction as the threads so it doesn't unwrap when you screw it in.

Is it brass into a stainless steel fitting or what do you have?
Pretty much anything can be overtightened if you have enough leverage.

PVC is easy to overtighten, steel into steel is much harder.
 
 

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