use different teflon tape, one time i had some that must of been bad
and refused to seal water joints. it was brand new.
rummaged around found a old roll that worked fine..........
friend who is a master plumber said use tape AND dope for best seal and
that is what he always does
how did you seal the far end. I mean you pressurized one end, what
about the other?
if you have that end connected to the heater thats probably the leak!
appliance valves are NOT designed to hold back that kind of
pressure.......... normal pressure a few ounces test poressure 25 to 75
other end should be capped and sealed for proper testing...
one end is capped and the other is fitted with an appliance gas valve.
I was always suspicious of that ball valve and pressure testing, so
I'll probably remove it and replace with a cap and then pressure test
again. But I think the problem is a joint that was not tight enough
and the dope failed. That's why there was a delay in the leak
Anyway, when do you call it good? Maybe I will first pump the system
up to 15 psi for 10 minutes to satisfy the inspector. Then I will
reduce pressure down to 5 psi and let it sit for 96 hours before I'm
personally satisfied and feel like I can move on.
Thanks for the input
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