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Re: Crush-Type Seal for Tapered Pipe Threads?

05/29/2009 10:56 PM

I work with a fair amount of commercial and industrial equipment and I often see a very obvious and very effective solution.

Silicone. Pick your favorite color or brand! Works every time!

For high pressures two part epoxies do super too!

I have used JB weld on hydraulic fittings up to 5000 PSI peak pressure and never had a leak yet and some of those fitting are on constant use and have never leaked a drop in years. Plus if you do need to take a fitting apart it will let go and cleanup with a simple die grinder wire brush.

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