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|02-15-2009 09:46 PM|
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|
"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|
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|
Timely topic, I never would have thought to use paste over tape, or both tape/paste.
|02-15-2009 06:04 PM|
Originally Posted by Maine Sail View Post
I'm concerned about the temp the caulk can take during setup time?
|02-15-2009 05:55 PM|
Originally Posted by xort View Post
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|
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|
thanks as always Maine Sail
Ill save my BLOCK for home
|02-15-2009 05:36 PM|
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..
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