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retep
retep Member Posts: 13
So many conflicting opinions about pipe dope how about permatex pipe joint compound

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  • GroundUp
    GroundUp Member Posts: 1,406
    Sure
  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 12,010
    The reason their is conflicting opinions is because it's not really that important on the average job. Jobs with really high temperatures and pressures...different story

    People use what works for them and on most jobs anything will work. People have their preferences, what their father told them, what their boss or co-worker told them or the brand of dope they used in shop class or trade school.

    Chevy, Ford or Dodge they all drive down the same road
    CanuckerSteve MinnichLarry WeingartenIronman
  • Dave0176
    Dave0176 Member Posts: 1,172
    Blue monster tape and megaloc dope going on 8 years now no issues. For real big pipe threads, old school lamp wicking and blue block dope. Blue block sucks to clean up though. Lol
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  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 12,860
    I've used Megaloc on steam pipes and on a pressure washer running 2800 PSI on NPT threads.
    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
  • Steve Minnich
    Steve Minnich Member Posts: 2,758
    Teflon tape followed by Teflon dope for decades. Why switch?
    Steve Minnich
    Minnich Hydronic Consulting & Design, LLC
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  • HVACNUT
    HVACNUT Member Posts: 4,594
    edited August 2019
    Isn't Permatex that black thick paint like compound? If so, I know it takes Herculean strength to wrench loose cured fittings. Worse than Leak Lock.
  • Ron Jr._3
    Ron Jr._3 Member Posts: 603
    Teflon and Megaloc for me. I used Teflon and Rectorseal for years and just got fed up with the dope oozing out whenever the can got knocked over :)

    Megaloc is easier to spread when its colder out , compared to other dopes.

    From time to time I'd try to use one or the other. Just Teflon or just dope. Never worked as planned .....
  • retep
    retep Member Posts: 13
    Willpermatex pipe dope dissolve Teflon tape it is alcohol based
  • ChrisJ
    ChrisJ Member Posts: 12,860
    edited August 2019
    > @retep said:
    > Willpermatex pipe dope dissolve Teflon tape it is alcohol based

    As far as I know alcohol doesn't do anything to PTFE.
    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
  • gerry gill
    gerry gill Member Posts: 3,034
    I tend toward blue monster ribbon tape and megaloc pipe dope, but did my 4” header with permatex high temp gasket sealer with zero issues.
    gwgillplumbingandheating.com
    Serving Cleveland's eastern suburbs from Cleveland Heights down to Cuyahoga Falls.

  • EBEBRATT-Ed
    EBEBRATT-Ed Member Posts: 12,010
    Like I said, with so many differing opinions on the average job does it matter?
    Canucker
  • Dave0176
    Dave0176 Member Posts: 1,172

    Like I said, with so many differing opinions on the average job does it matter?

    Nope use what ever works for you..............
    DL Mechanical LLC Heating, Cooling and Plumbing 732-266-5386
    NJ Master HVACR Lic# 4630
    Specializing in Steam Heating, Serving the residents of New Jersey
    https://heatinghelp.com/find-a-contractor/detail/dl-mechanical-llc

    https://m.facebook.com/DL-Mechanical-LLC-315309995326627/?ref=content_filter

    I cannot force people to spend money, I can only suggest how to spend it wisely.......
    Canucker