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    Question watercooling thread sealant

    Does anyone use sealant on the threads of fittings.

    I have been using teflon tape and I thinking of trying something new.


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    I don't.

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    no need because of the seal ring, if your barbs doesn't have the seal ring then you can use Teflon tape. There are no other alternative that I know.

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    I used a single wrap of the thick teflon tape made for coarse threads when I first put my rig together, as a double safety against leaks.

    When I revised my loop I got some swivel angel adapters, and it occurred to me that with those in there, it was kinda silly to worry about only having an o-ring at the block connections, so I skipped the teflon tape.

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    I use liquid teflon in a tube works great just smear a little on the treads and your done

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    no need because of the seal ring, if your barbs doesn't have the seal ring then you can use Teflon tape. There are no other alternative that I know.
    Remember what happened to the "o" rings on the space shuttle!

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinman View Post
    I use liquid teflon in a tube works great just smear a little on the treads and your done
    Do you have a brand you like?

    I do remember O-ring's that why I don't trust em

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    Remember what happened to the "o" rings on the space shuttle!
    No I don't!

    Quote Originally Posted by gooeyballzz View Post
    Do you have a brand you like?

    I do remember O-ring's that why I don't trust em
    Teflon tape designed for standard house hold plumbing use which is mean no glycol contacting the teflon. Guess what happen to the teflon tape for over the time?

    I have been there and done it, trust me no need if there is no damage to the thread or you use correct G1/4 BSP threaded barbs.

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    GOTCHA Deton.... I do not use Mellon tape....

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    mellon or apple it's eventually will fall apart and travelling in the coolant and those tiny pin martix block will clogged.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Deton View Post
    mellon or apple it's eventually will fall apart and travelling in the coolant and those tiny pin martix block will clogged.
    Agreed.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Drdeath View Post
    Agreed.
    Thats why I use the paste never had a problem with it. no leaks no contamination of water supply either

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    Quote Originally Posted by vinman View Post
    Thats why I use the paste never had a problem with it. no leaks no contamination of water supply either

    Vinman, What brand do you use.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gooeyballzz View Post
    Vinman, What brand do you use.

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    Sorry for taking so long I had cleaned up my work bench put everthing away and could not find it lol!
    Its called Oatey Great White pipe and joint compound see the link below for more information.
    I purchased 1 fluid oz its more then you will ever need a little goes a long way!!
    You can pick this up at your local hardware store or home depot

    http://www.oatey.com/Channel/Shared/...with_PTFE.html

    locator link below just click on retail and go to the area you live in

    http://www.oatey.com/Channel/Exclusive/Find_A_Rep.html
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