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Old 10-24-2010, 06:31 AM   #1
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Couldn't get an air tight seal on a aluminum manifold with plumbers tape so I used jb weld. Anyone heard of any issues with jb and co2?

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you could have tried the yellow teflon tape (for gas systems) or the liquid teflon dope. i just wrapped the white tape many times on EVERY male thread and hold pressure for a week solid.

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I've taped alot of fittings before. For whatever reason my manifold kept leaking. JB definitely stopped it

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You can use JB Weld, but there's also locktite and other thread sealants.....you may not need to premix.

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Old 10-24-2010, 03:52 PM   #5
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Chemically, you should be fine. It's just a permanent fix, but you knew that going in. Loctite would give you a second chance.

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There's what i was looking for. It's already done, so it's definetly permanent. Which means when I add another manifold for a couple more taps it will have to be attached to my 1/4 barb and hose to another 1/4 barb to the new manifold instead of a threaded coupler. Oh well

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