It is for beginners. Like the propel fishing rod.
All bashing aside. It may serve some small purpose in thread lubrication.
It might work in low pressure situations where both parts are new. I never
Teflon tape 4 to 6 wraps clockwise, then pipe dope over that. I've been
on one job where they would not let use Teflon tape ( gas line for a school)
that's the only time I've run into that. We always use Teflon tape it's
pretty much the industry standard.
Teflon tape works ok too..just use 4-5 wraps.It is great on pipe 1 inch or
smaller on larger pipes I put on dope,then wrap with Teflon.
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I have found BAD teflon tape, some that just wouldnt seal/.
bought a new roll from another place that worked perfect.
i told a buddy who didnt believe it
gave him the bad tape and it didnt work for him either...
I like it for hose joint threaded connections.
Water rates here (PDX, OR) are outrageous and I try to avoid hose drips
The teflon tape allows good connections and relatively easy unscrewing when
needed, with replacement quick and not messy.
Teflon tape is used for high pressure gas lines. my best friends
vehicles run on natural gas.....
at 1500 pounds. he would go higher but he doesnt need the added
capacity of say 3000 pounds, besides his electric cost skyrockets at
he has some other equiptement at 5000 pounds and teflon tape holds
as a expert master lifetime plumber tells me. you will get a occasional
leak from either teflon tape or pipe dope.
USED IN COMBINATION THEY NEVER LEAK:)
The instructions for my new plasma cutter warn against using Teflon tape
citing the potential for small Teflon particles to break off and travel
down the line clogging solenoid valves and regulators.
Maybe that's due to field experience with a lot of people not knowing which way
to wrap it, how much to wrap it, and not to tear it off leaving a long scraggly
In my past days as a high-vacuum technician, I used it quite a lot for vacuum
and compressed air lines as well as water cooling lines.
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