When to Use Sealants on Threaded Plumbing Connections


When to Use Sealants on Threaded Plumbing Connections
Making watertight connections with This Old House plumbing and heating expert Richard Trethewey. (See below for a shopping list.)

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Shopping List for When to Use Sealants on Threaded Plumbing Connections:
– Teflon tape, used to wrap around threaded plastic fittings
– pipe sealant (a.k.a. pipe dope), used for brushing onto threaded fittings
– wicking string, used to wrap around and fill spaces between male threads

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