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Let's say I have to replace a spray body,I twist it out with the Channelocks,see that it was installed with a nipple.I coat the female threads of the new body with some Rectorseal(just the right amount),then spin it back down.No muss,no fuss.

In an open hole,I use tape.It's the "Use No Dope" thing that bothers me.

Should I watch my back?
 

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Let's say I have to replace a spray body,I twist it out with the Channelocks,see that it was installed with a nipple.I coat the female threads of the new body with some Rectorseal(just the right amount),then spin it back down.No muss,no fuss.

In an open hole,I use tape.It's the "Use No Dope" thing that bothers me.

Should I watch my back?
You do not need rectorseal. Period.
 

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C'mon Boots, Mike. It's fun to laugh at the pups, but do the even sell PIPE DOPE anymore? They sell pipe sealant and most of it is teflon based. I don't think you can even buy the stuff we used to use on galvy swing joints and fittings. The Dope warnings were on all the bird in a bucket heads too. the internal workings and the non-metal parts in the valve in heads really didn't like dope.
 

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You just don't have horrible leakage at heads threaded onto bare sch 80 risers. In olden days there was even an adjustable riser brass head that used 'straight' pipe threads to connect to the similarly-threaded brass riser nipple.
 
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