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Attaching steam supply valve and spud

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What do you guys use to ensure seal from 1)supply pipe to valve
2) spud to bushing ?
Do you you use blue monster and pipe dope?
And if so what make?
Thank you

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  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,794
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    You mean the union connection?
    Nothing, it should be absolutely clean and lined up correctly. Use Blue monster tape and dope on the threaded NPT connection into the radiator, and onto the pipe but the union it self should be bare. Apply some dope to the threads of the union nut to help lubricate it, but that's all.
    Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment
    steamhouse
  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 11,079
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    I use Slick-Tite Teflon white paste on union threads and a touch behind the nose of the union where the large nut will rotate.
    Also, it helps to wiggle the radiator as you tighten the union.

    That is a lot of weight to try to move with the union nut, it can use some help.
    steamhouse
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,794
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    JUGHNE said:

    I use Slick-Tite Teflon white paste on union threads and a touch behind the nose of the union where the large nut will rotate.
    Also, it helps to wiggle the radiator as you tighten the union.

    That is a lot of weight to try to move with the union nut, it can use some help.

    You like to wiggle your radiators eh?
    Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment
    MilanD
  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 11,079
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    Only if no one is watching ;)
    MilanD
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 15,794
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    JUGHNE said:

    Only if no one is watching ;)

    Do you sing this while installing them?

    https://youtu.be/jlYXzfC6eQM
    Single pipe quasi-vapor system. Typical operating pressure 0.14 - 0.43 oz. EcoSteam ES-20 Advanced Control for Residential Steam boilers. Rectorseal Steamaster water treatment
    MilanD
  • JUGHNE
    JUGHNE Member Posts: 11,079
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    Perhaps I should have said "jiggle" the rads. >:)
  • gerry gill
    gerry gill Member Posts: 3,078
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    i use blue monster and megaloc paste...or really gummed up threads permetex gasket sealer by itself.
    gwgillplumbingandheating.com
    Serving Cleveland's eastern suburbs from Cleveland Heights down to Cuyahoga Falls.

    steamhouse
  • steamhouse
    steamhouse Member Posts: 41
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    Thanks everyone!