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Old 03-04-2013, 04:32 PM   #1
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One of my jet tips has a leak where the tip screws into the cast iron. The jet tip or the cast iron's threads are stripped. I tried some yellow pipe sealant from Home Depot & haven't tested it yet, but I doubt it's going to hold because the tip is still noticeably loose. Is there anything else that I can use that will create a better seal?

 
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Old 03-04-2013, 04:36 PM   #2
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Try teflon tape.
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Old 03-04-2013, 08:36 PM   #3
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I would try jbweld, you may never get it out again.

 
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:13 PM   #4
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Can I ask where you bought the jet burners?
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Old 03-04-2013, 09:22 PM   #5
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:14 PM   #6
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I would try returning the jet burner, but I bought it with a brutus 10 system from a vendor that turned out to be a major pain in the ass, so I'd prefer to just try to fix it myself. I would think the teflon tape would melt. I'll try the JB Weld. Thanks all!

 
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Old 03-04-2013, 10:23 PM   #7
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try heli-coils
http://www.automedia.com/Stripped_Bo...es20050401th/1
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Teflon tape has a melting point of 620F. The flame is not directly on the joint, so no, it will not melt. And it will not be permanent like JB weld should you ever need to replace the jet for some reason. And you won't have to wait for it to set up to find out if it worked, or an even bigger mess to try to fix if it doesn't. And it's probably less than a pennies worth of teflon tape and about 30 seconds of time to try. If you have enough threads to hold it even a little, teflon tape is the way to go.

Edit: this msds sheet states a melting point of 648F on this particular brand- http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...J0t9j3Vdl9yHnQ
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Can I ask where you bought the jet burners?
Best place I've found is http://www.cpapc.com/. Just put "jet burner" in the search and you'll see all of the burners they have, as well as tips. They have NG or propane, and have been at my door in 2 days every time I've ordered from them.
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Teflon tape has a melting point of 620F. The flame is not directly on the joint, so no, it will not melt. And it will not be permanent like JB weld should you ever need to replace the jet for some reason. And you won't have to wait for it to set up to find out if it worked, or an even bigger mess to try to fix if it doesn't. And it's probably less than a pennies worth of teflon tape and about 30 seconds of time to try. If you have enough threads to hold it even a little, teflon tape is the way to go.

Edit: this msds sheet states a melting point of 648F on this particular brand- http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j...J0t9j3Vdl9yHnQ
Great points! Worth a try! I will hold off on the weld & give it a go. Thanks.

 
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