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Old November 13th, 2015, 07:39 AM
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I'm threading pipe nipples into the nylon? end caps. They seem to want to thread in forever without too much resistance. I'm hoping that's the norm, but looking for feedback from others.
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Old November 13th, 2015, 08:24 AM
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use lots of teflon tape
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Keep in mind that nylon and Teflon are slippery and will fool you into thinking that the threads are not sealed. Teflon is a sealant but also a lubricant that will allow you to over tighten fittings. I have cracked many a fitting because it felt easy to turn.

I have seen to much tape used causing the nylon to bulge away leaving a weak joint. Also make dang sure the metal threads are smooth with out damage to the starting threads because they will cut new weak threads.
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Thanks guys, that's what I thought, but i didn't want to have to takes things apart immediately so I checked in here. I used 2 wraps of the heavy duty blue teflon tape and almost assumed I had to be good, but it nagged me last night so bad I had to ask.
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Old November 14th, 2015, 03:26 PM
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I think those end caps also have a max torque printed on them. May want to check that out. Ours did the same thing though, threaded in for a long ways before tightening up nicely...
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The low pressure outlet at the end cap doesn't need to be that tight.
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