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

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  • GroundUpGroundUp Posts: 559Member
    Sure
  • EBEBRATT-EdEBEBRATT-Ed Posts: 5,914Member
    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
  • Dave0176Dave0176 Posts: 1,053Member
    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
    DL Mechanical LLC Heating, Cooling and Plumbing 732-266-5386
    Specializing in Steam Heating, Serving the residents of New Jersey
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    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.......
  • ChrisJChrisJ Posts: 9,877Member
    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 MinnichSteve Minnich Posts: 2,465Member
    Teflon tape followed by Teflon dope for decades. Why switch?
    Steve Minnich
    Tell me I can't, and I'll show you I can.
  • HVACNUTHVACNUT Posts: 2,318Member
    edited August 23
    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._3Ron Jr._3 Posts: 562Member
    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 .....
  • retepretep Posts: 13Member
    Willpermatex pipe dope dissolve Teflon tape it is alcohol based
  • ChrisJChrisJ Posts: 9,877Member
    edited August 24
    > @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 gillgerry gill Posts: 2,951Member
    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-EdEBEBRATT-Ed Posts: 5,914Member
    Like I said, with so many differing opinions on the average job does it matter?
  • Dave0176Dave0176 Posts: 1,053Member

    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
    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.......
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