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Teflon tape, applied correctly.
Alan (California Radiant) Forbes Member Posts: 3,563
And it wasn't leaking!
8.33 lbs./gal. x 60 min./hr. x 20°ΔT = 10,000 BTU's/hourTwo btu/ per sq ft for degree difference for a slab
It's drawing outside the lines
That fiberglass insulation on the flue pipe is yet another example !0
Well, Jeez, Alan
He had some left over at the end of the job. You can just see the process. "Now, where can I put this?"0
They said to use teflon tape, so he did.0
Mark Eatherton Member Posts: 5,840Reminds me of a story...
When my dad was young (40ish) he owned a small plumbing shop that had a retail store front. (Thank you SBA...) He hired a retired person to run the "store front" operations, which sold faucets, pipes valves, fittings etc. A customer showed up one day and said they had a leaking bathroom faucet. Ol' Roy grabbed a can of RectorSeal pipe dope, and on the outside of the can it said "Stops Leaks".
The consumer took it home, and painted his faucet with this extremely sticky pipe dope, to no avail. The consumer called my dad and complained. My dad went to his house and installed a new faucet for free...
Ol' Roy never ever sold another can of that stuff....
By the way, do you know what PTFE stands for? Plumbers Tape For EVERYTHING!
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The trouble here
Is thats the gas line.0
That's not the gas line. it is either the cold or hot water inlet for the tank. It is one of those "Quickee Connects" that some use to connect water heaters. I guess they are also requires in earthquake zones to allow for movement.
Some jurisdictions (Massachusetts) require a vacuum relief valve on the cold water inlet to the tank to protect against tank collapse.
Another stunning use of PTFE Tape. To some, it is like Duct Tape without the sticky side.0
Of course it wont leak
A homeowner did it. Just like they screw a 1/2 inch fip adp onto a shank faucet and it doesnt leak. always amazes me!0
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