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something better?

Derheatmeister
Derheatmeister Member Posts: 1,514
You must go online find an flight to Germany and go to the nearest "Toom baumarkt"( "Home depot")This may be Tax deductable??

But before U go to the Baumarkt or supply house U must Trink a gut Bier ja.Stoppen sie at the Gasthaus..

All kidding aside :when ever my "German connections " come from Germany they bring me some.. You can buy it from Viessmann but it is very expensive!

I have jet to find a better seal than Hemp!!

Richard from Heatmeister :)

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  • Timco
    Timco Member Posts: 3,040


    I have a RAY boiler install next week, & have used tape & dope for years now. Where do I find hemp (without foraging in some growing field) and is it any better? What about wick or lock-tite thread? I usually do not have problems, but there must be a better combination. I also want to be able to undo these fittings if needed....

    Tim
    Just a guy running some pipes.
  • Dave Stroman
    Dave Stroman Member Posts: 763


    Hi Tim, I use the Lock-Tite thread when needed. But is there a reason you need it with this boiler? These boilers have just arrived in the Denver area and I am going to try one the next chance I get. There has been a lot of talk about how long the new mod/con boilers will last. These new rAy boilers might just be what we need. Some of us, though, are not willing to go back to wrestling cast iron again. They weigh 500 lbs, but you know that already.

    Dave Stroman
    Dave Stroman
  • Timco
    Timco Member Posts: 3,040


    Dave!!

    How's things with you & Tyler & yours? No real reason to use the loctite, just looking for something faster or easier than tape & dope on every threaded fitting...It takes 5 "hispanic gentlemen" to get those boilers into a basement safely...

    Tim
    Just a guy running some pipes.
  • Dave Stroman
    Dave Stroman Member Posts: 763


    Tim, We use dope and tape always. The thread is not faster and I am not sure any better.

    Instead for the extra man power to move the cast iron, we use the Escalera stair climber. (www.escalera.com) Works wonderfully.

    Dave Stroman
    Dave Stroman
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