I have been trying to get a good seal on a shower valve that uses male iron
fittings to compression. The shower valve has the female.
I have tried ptfe tape and it works (sort of) does anybody know of a better
way of getting a good seal?
I think it needs a washer at the end to stop the metal - metal contact, but
I can't find one big enough!
It is starting to drive me mad.....
It is a 1/2 inch fitting and I have now completed this task by using loads
and loads of ptfe tape. For something that is going to be buried away and
forgot about, I would think there would be a better way of connecting the
Pipe joint compound
Something like this or similar.
I used to use a black sticky goo from Hermetite but it looks like its
off the market.
Test the joint before youu bury it though
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