When I didn't have antiseize handy I always used a bit of moly grease, seemed to work as well.
But recently I've heard people using Teflon tape instead of antiseize and it sounds like a good idea.
I never like to tighten any type of fastener dry.
Henkel Loctite brand is one of the most common brands of anti-seize
available to and used by the automotive trade as well as most
industrial mechanics - available from any good automotive or
industrial supplier. Try Grainger.
The other common brand is Permatex.
Hmmm. Great, if it works! It would also seal the connection, another
common fault with some screw-on connections.
In my recent rehosing of my swamp cooler water supply I had to replace
the garden hose supplying the water because it kept developing new major
leaks. A few years ago I had problems with the threads leaking at the
connection between the old hose and the adapter to the copper tubing
connector to the cooler. I used teflon tape then to cure that problem. I
noted when I recently changed hoses that I could remove the old hose at
that teflon point with only a little trouble. I had written it off to
chance but as you mentioned, perhaps it was the teflon tape. I may just
do that to all the new cooler hose connections and skip the no-seize.
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