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Thread: Preference on sealing tank tee to tank elbow?

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    DIY Senior Member billfig's Avatar
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    Default Preference on sealing tank tee to tank elbow?

    I'll be replacing my Tee this week. I had used pipe joint compound(Ace hardware brand in tube) which is leaking? I've since picked up a can of Rector-seal 5 (slow-dry/soft set) and a roll of "blue monster" teflon tape for final repair. tank and elbow are new as well. Other than the tube compound being what appeared to me as just too wet/loose(even after kneading), I figured I better turn to the experienced to improve my luck!

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    Thread sealant is mainly a lubricant for the threads. I've even used a bar of soap in a pinch on tapered threads.
    You can use pipe dope, or tape, or both.

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    I have found that rector seal #5 works excellent. Make sure to mix it really well and let it "air" out a little before using.

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    you guys think 2-3 wraps with the blue teflon tape then some rector seal will be good??

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