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Old 10-28-2011, 08:19 PM   #1
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Hey guys,

Anything I need to know about putting a 1/2'' stainless elbow on my march 809 with plastic head? I'm really worried about ruining the plastic threads. I have two connections on there right now that leak slightly, and I'm worried that if i try to tighten it anymore, I'm going to damage the plastic threads on the pump. In fact, I think I have already done some damage...

If you have any experience or advice, please share. Thanks.

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Old 10-28-2011, 09:09 PM   #2
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Teflon tape and no problems.

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Old 10-28-2011, 09:53 PM   #3
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Go really slow till you know you are not cross threaded...and +1 to teflon tape...

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Old 10-28-2011, 10:28 PM   #4
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Hehe - Wish I had read this thread before I stripped mine. I do like my brass pump head.

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Old 10-28-2011, 11:22 PM   #5
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And don't tighten the sh!t out of it. Just untill snug. You can always tighten a bit more if it leaks.

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Old 10-28-2011, 11:26 PM   #6
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I use these:

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Old 10-29-2011, 01:04 AM   #7
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Goddamn that's expensive for one fitting. You can pick up a pack of 10 for just over $10 from Grainger made by Thogus good for 225 degrees. I just picked up some for my LG pump. This way I can screw up cheap fittings that are food grade high temp instead of my $150 pump head.
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