SailNet Community - Reply to Topic

   Search Sailnet:

 forums  store  


Quick Menu
Forums           
Articles          
Galleries        
Boat Reviews  
Classifieds     
Search SailNet 
Boat Search (new)

Shop the
SailNet Store
Anchor Locker
Boatbuilding & Repair
Charts
Clothing
Electrical
Electronics
Engine
Hatches and Portlights
Interior And Galley
Maintenance
Marine Electronics
Navigation
Other Items
Plumbing and Pumps
Rigging
Safety
Sailing Hardware
Trailer & Watersports
Clearance Items

Advertise Here






Go Back   SailNet Community > On Board > Gear & Maintenance > best pipe dope?
 Not a Member? 


Thread: best pipe dope? Reply to Thread
Title:
  

By choosing to post the reply below you agree to the rules you agreed to when joining Sailnet.
Click Here to view those rules.

Message:
Trackback:
Send Trackbacks to (Separate multiple URLs with spaces) :
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:
 

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the SailNet Community forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.
Please note: After entering 3 characters a list of Usernames already in use will appear and the list will disappear once a valid Username is entered.
User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.
Password:
Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.
Email Address:

Log-in

Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

Click here to view the posting rules you are bound to when clicking the
'Submit Reply' button below


Topic Review (Newest First)
02-15-2009 09:46 PM
SteveInMD Harvey Seal Yellow Gas Thrd 8 Oz #025050 by Harveys at HardwareAndTools.com


It says for gas lines in the ad but the bottle says for all joints including water lines. It has never let me down.
02-15-2009 09:26 PM
hellosailor "I'm concerned about the temp the caulk can take during setup time?"
If that's not printed on the rube, 3M's toll-free number should be. Those folks are absolute aces, call any of their toll-free numbers wit any question about any product they make--and they'll connect you to someone who can answer it, often an engineer.
We were trying to track down their "silver" masking tape, which is designed to peel clean after extended exposure to sunlight (up to 30 days, as opposed to a week for blue/green premium tapes) and got bounced through 3M divisions all the way to AUSTRALIA which is where the division that makes it apparently happens to be. Found the local supplier, confirmed the huge difference in working time, bought the tape. Two days of masking, working the week, rain the next weekend...yes, it WAS on for more than a week, and came off clean.
02-15-2009 07:51 PM
tommays The big thing to look out for is a REAL UL approval on the Teflon tape

A LOT of tape sold is knock-off garbage
02-15-2009 07:26 PM
sailaway21 The Loctite brand of dope seems to work well in the cold in that it can still be spread on the threads.
02-15-2009 06:07 PM
poopdeckpappy Timely topic, I never would have thought to use paste over tape, or both tape/paste.

Thanks MS
02-15-2009 06:04 PM
xort
Quote:
Originally Posted by Maine Sail View Post
I'd wait till it gets and stays above freezing even at night. Working in cold climes is tough...
I've been working on the boat in the cold all winter except when it got REAL cold.

I'm concerned about the temp the caulk can take during setup time?
02-15-2009 05:55 PM
Maine Sail
Quote:
Originally Posted by xort View Post
Maine
thanks for that, getting ready to put in 2 thruhulls as soon at it warms up.
What is your opinion about 4200 and temp?

I'd wait till it gets and stays above freezing even at night. Working in cold climes is tough...
02-15-2009 05:46 PM
xort Maine
thanks for that, getting ready to put in 2 thruhulls as soon at it warms up.
What is your opinion about 4200 and temp?
02-15-2009 05:40 PM
scosch thanks as always Maine Sail
Ill save my BLOCK for home
02-15-2009 05:36 PM
Maine Sail
I used..

many years ago I used to be a rep for Hercules Chemical among other lines. My favorite dope is Real-Tuff but some guys liked Megaloc too. Rectorseal is also popular but it is a petro based dope as opposed to Teflon and as such should not be sued on plastic threads.

One trick many pipe fitters use and employ is to wrap the fitting with Teflon tape then apply the pipe dope. The quality of thread cuts is fairly poor these days so the combo of tape and dope works well. If you want to use one or the other definitely use dope over tape..

Tape:

Tape W/Dope:
This thread has more than 10 replies. Click here to review the whole thread.

 
Posting Rules
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may post attachments
You may edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is On


All times are GMT -4. The time now is 04:29 AM.

Add to My Yahoo!         
Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.7
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
SEO by vBSEO 3.6.1
(c) Marine.com LLC 2000-2012

The SailNet.com store is owned and operated by a company independent of the SailNet.com forum. You are now leaving the SailNet forum. Click OK to continue or Cancel to return to the SailNet forum.