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Pipe Dope or Tape

Discussion in 'CO2 Enrichment' started by inkslinger, Oct 10, 2011.

  1. inkslinger

    inkslinger Guru Class Expert

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    Just a quick note do I use Pipe Dope or Tape around my regulators threads like on CGA's , Gauges, witch would be best to use?
     
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    I use tape where I might need to remove later on. As long as you don't clog anything with too much dope I don't see any reason not to use it for that. I wouldn't use dope on anything that might have contact with water such as a pressure guage on a filter or something like that. That's mostly because I don't want to take a chance on anything in the dope being toxic. I'm sure there are nontoxic nonwatersoluble dopes out there.

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    Biollante's probably got the right stuff. I always end up finding the stuff for cast iron pipes and heating applications. I'm pretty sure you don't want to use that on aquariums but I haven't checked.

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    Application

    Hi,



    I suspect the main thing to look for is the application, while getting the appropriate dope for the materials.:)

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    I use teflon tape on all my connections for a more permanent fix. If bubble counter fluid or mineral oil come into contact with non-hardening thread sealer, it can cause leaks. Plus for higher pressure situations like CGA connections, teflon is a sure bet.
     
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    Smarty-Pants, Dad-gummed Educated Folk

    Hi Matt,

    Sure easy for you to say, you know what you are doing...:eek:

    Smarty-pants.:p

    Actually, good point on the Teflon tape!:):cool:

    Biollante
     
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    I use tape on everything. It is just much less messy.
     
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    Will I ended up using the Teflon tape on the CGA , solenoid valve , needle valve an bubble counter my check valve between the
    needle valve and bubble counter has dope from before and has not leak so I left it alone .
     
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    Trial by fire, brother. i usually find things out the hard way...lol

     
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