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  • As long as you use sufficient tape and clean up any fragments

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  • No, yellow tape is the only tape I would use

    5 62.50%
  • Get off the air you big DOPE!

    2 25.00%
  • Why bother with tape in the first place.

    0 0%
  • The only reason for using yellow is that it is the universal color for gas systems. So who cares?

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Thread: White Teflon Tape

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    Default White Teflon Tape

    I noticed the propane company used white teflon tape on the regulator at the tank? Is the white stuff ok as long as you up the quantity? I've used it myself before, and I haven't had any leaks. I do understand the potential for fragments to create clogged orifices. What's the verdict? The language of the poll has a typo in it, but I can't edit at this point.
    Last edited by Noth Jersey; 07-03-2009 at 01:47 PM.

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    IF you are careful and don't tape the first two threads then the shreds of tape are unlikely to enter the piping system. This is true no matter what medium is being piped.

    However, for gas, either natural or propane, I prefer to use a Teflon paste that is certified for use with the particular gas.

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    I think a clogged orifice from the use of teflon tape would be neither neglect nor improper usage. It would be more along the lines of,"SH*T happens." Allowing an individual to correct the problem is the only solution.
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    Nonebeta for gas...


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    Is that the type that stays soft?

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    White tape meets the code for use with gas pipe. What do you think they used before the yellow tape came out?

    I did have a building inspector gig me on using the white tape and not the home depot yellow tape. I called the plumbing inspector and had him set the building inspector straight, on the use of white tape, and the fact he (the building inspector) can not inspect plumbing since he is not a plumber.

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    Quote Originally Posted by SewerRatz View Post
    I called the plumbing inspector and had him set the building inspector straight, on the use of white tape, and the fact he (the building inspector) can not inspect plumbing since he is not a plumber.
    BTW, that only works in Illinois
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    Quote Originally Posted by kingsotall View Post
    BTW, that only works in Illinois
    See I do not understand how someone that is not a plumber can inspect plumbing. A plumber has to be an apprentice and take some schooling, to get their license. Here in Illinois you have to also apply to become a plumbing inspector, which requires more schooling, and even more continued education hours to renew the inspector license.

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    Trust me, Ron, I know. Gawd, do I know. I asked the inspector at the job the other day if there are any counties in AZ using UPC. His response, "I don't think UPC is used anywhere in America." Doh!
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    You missed two options.
    5. Why bother with tape in the first place.
    6. The only reason for using yellow is that it is the universal color for gas systems. So who cares?

    hj,
    I added those two to the poll.
    Terry
    Last edited by Terry; 02-28-2012 at 10:29 PM.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Noth Jersey View Post
    Is that the type that stays soft?

    Yes and it is the best I have found...it is pricy though...around $20.00 for a pint...it can also be used on PVC an CPVC if necessary...

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    Quote Originally Posted by hj View Post
    You missed two options.
    5. Why bother with tape in the first place.
    6. The only reason for using yellow is that it is the universal color for gas systems. So who cares?
    "Get of the air, you big DOPE," would be the equivalent of your first answer, i.e., "quit fooling around and use pipe dope." It's actually a reference to a common phrase used by Mark Levin.

    I understood that all the yellow stuff is high density, but not all white tape is high density.
    Last edited by Noth Jersey; 07-04-2009 at 12:06 PM.

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    the density is immaterial since it is "scraped off" during the assembly and its only purpose as far as sealing is to fill any voids between the threads, which is also what joint compound does.

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