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|06-23-2008 02:55 PM|
Thanks everyone - I'll try and find the straight dope!
|06-13-2008 07:57 PM|
|06-13-2008 07:55 PM|
Pipe dope... or plumbers putty.
Originally Posted by brak View Post
|06-13-2008 07:51 PM|
|brak||Two things worked for me in similar circumstances. Teflon tape, of course, but also the pipe sealing compound that is sold in tubes. It is a grey colored paste that does not really fully dry. It does a great job sealing where teflon fails (such as on large diameter plastic connections or even thru-hulls). I can't remember what it is called specifically but they carry it at Home Depot etc.|
|06-13-2008 02:22 PM|
Use the yellow "gas" grade teflon tape as it is MUCH thicker and will yield a better seal! It is available at any Home Depot! After using this stuff you won't use the white stuff any more...
|06-13-2008 01:14 PM|
Originally Posted by SVCarolena View Post
|06-13-2008 12:23 PM|
|fcsob||I put a Todd tank in my boat & used teflon tape that came with the fitting kit. I put it on fairly heavy only threading the fitting in about a third of the way. They did snug up & don't leak.|
|06-13-2008 12:13 PM|
Originally Posted by surftom View Post
|06-13-2008 12:01 PM|
|sailingdog||Teflon tape is probably your best bet. Three or four wraps of it.|
|06-13-2008 11:45 AM|
Poly holding tank pipe thread seal
I'm replacing the holding tank (old one was a "bag" type) with a new Todd Enterprises Poly tank from West Marine.
The 1.5" pump-out and inlet hose fittings do not "tighten" - the pipe fittings have no flange on them and I could probably screw the fitting right through into the tank if I wanted to - albeit with a pair of gas pliers. They are "tight" but I don't think they are "sealed" - I May fill the tank with water and food colouring to check for leaks, but then I may not be able to return the tank if I have to
One idea is to try and install the tank so that all the hose fittings are at the top of the tank (with a pick up extension hose for the pumpout) but I'm still worried about leaks when the boat is heeling and gas/odor escaping
Should I Teflon tape them, Glue/epoxy (won't stick my guess) - any other suggestions?
Is this typical for Poly tanks or do I just have a bad one?
Regards and thanks to all who take the time to respond