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Sealing New Rad Valve pipe irons

Postby kbrownie » Sun Oct 12, 2008 3:16 pm

Hi all,
Installing new rads, not bad at pipe work bends and soldering. But never put new rads on from start (not a plumber).
My question is; New valves, the irons that screws in to bottom of rads either side that connect to valves/thermal controls, It seems that these have a slight taper on, what is best way to seal the joint is it using a compound or ptfe tape or is there something else? Any other tips appreciated too!
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Postby plumbbob » Sun Oct 12, 2008 11:08 pm

Wind about 8 - 10 turns of ptfe tape around each thread. This should be sufficient to give a good seal.
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Postby Steve the gas » Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:23 am

Yep PTFE tape or paste will do it
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Postby kbrownie » Mon Oct 13, 2008 4:20 pm

Steve the gas and plumbbob
That's great, thank you both for help
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