Sealant for Air Pig

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I have a 5 Gallon Air Pig and I replaced the the valve assembly with an all brass one after the the red plastic tap handle on the original broke. Problem now though is it leaks at the fitting. I am using teflon tape on the threads. The original fitting had a dark gray cement looking sealant on the threads. It seemed a hard set clay. Any suggestions? I fill it to about 110 PSI tops.
 
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Make sure the threads are clean. White vinegar may do it, though you can work up to acetone. Are you using basic/general purpose white PTFE tape?
 

cjcride

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Yes just plain plumbing tape PTFE. I've reassembled it twice each time using another wrap/layer of PTFE.
 
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Yeah, definitely clean everything well and use a better sealant (not thin tape). A little tube of RectorSeal is like $3 at Lowes.
 
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I had a new faucet leak after I installed it. I was only using Sealing Paste. The Plumber at Home Depot told me to use Sealing Paste along with Teflon Tape. Worked like a charm. The Teflon Tape I use for plumbing is what's sold for Natural Gas fittings. I believe the 'gas' tape is just thicker.
 
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cjcride

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Thanks guys. I headed out to the local HD and showed him the notes I'd taken from BITOG (he had never heard of site) he said the gasfitter guys use Megaloc Multi-Purpose Thread Sealant. In a tube, $3. CDN. out the door. Weather will get a little warmer soon and I'm at it. Have a Great Day.
 
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