Teflon Tape or the New Teflon Compound?

Discussion in 'Irrigation' started by Planter, Jan 11, 2002.

  1. Planter

    Planter LawnSite Member
    from Utah
    Posts: 214

    What are you guys using on threads? I have used tape, but the new solvent free teflon pastes are very easy to use and I've had great success with them. These are rated and recommended for PVC, ABS. etc.

    Also, are you guys using tape or paste in the swing fitting threads and nipples in the laterals or just threading them in?

    Thanks,
    Kevin
     
  2. greasemonkey

    greasemonkey LawnSite Member
    Posts: 57

    I like 3/4" tape....its much cleaner than pastes and I never have leaks...I don't use teflon on nipple and swingjoints downstream of zone valves

    -J
     
  3. HBFOXJr

    HBFOXJr LawnSite Bronze Member
    Posts: 1,712

    3/4" tape on continuous pressure joints. A dab of paste to lube the threads on swing assemblys. Full paste on 1" swing assy.
     
  4. Lance Takara

    Lance Takara LawnSite Member
    Posts: 73

    same here. 3/4" tape on pressurized lines. No tape or paste on laterals. I've seen a plumber using tape and paste on threaded joints. ???
     

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