But not on the threads, tho'. With an olive joint the threads are not part
of the seal and PTFE there won't help anything. If you must use PTFE, make
it into a sort of washer between the olive and the end of the tap joint.
Best bet is to get a tap spanner to make the job easier and forget about the
Tap connectors use fibre washers as their seal and fit on the rebated end of
a tap connector which just fits snugly inside the tap thread. I find it pays
to use a little plumbers mait or putty smeared round there just in case.
PTFE will not help on the thread and may cause the nut to tighten up before
it has clamped up the fibre washer.
You will need some new tap fibre washers. Make sure you get the right
size...1/2" for basins and kitchens, 3/4" for baths.
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