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Old 05-28-2009, 05:31 PM   #1
Aug 2008
Bridgewater, MA
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just an FYI tip. apparently there are different grades of teflon tape. the white stuff is meant for 3/8" and smaller fittings. the pink (high density) stuff is meant for 1/2" and larger fittings. yellow is meant for gas/propane lines.

my 1/2" NPT inlet manifold for my march pump had these pin drop sized leaks no matter what i tried. a little googling, another trip to lowes, some pink teflon tape, and low and behold everything is leak free.


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Old 05-28-2009, 05:38 PM   #2
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Never knew there were different types for sizes, just thought it was liquid vs gas. thanks!
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Old 05-28-2009, 08:34 PM   #3
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I have had very good luck with the teflon paste. It's made to use with potable water. Stainless is really a biotch to get to stop leaking with tape. With the paste, it's all good. - Dwain

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