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 Post subject: Teflon Tape or Paste?
PostPosted: Tue Dec 14, 2010 2:56 am 
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I took a Home Depot style 1/2" Elbow and (2) 1/2" pipes and threaded one with Teflon tape and the other with Paste.

After a set and cure I cut the assembly in half and finished the ends.

Below are my results.

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Notice on the Paste you can hardly tell where the threads even are? This tells me the paste has worked its ways into every single nook and cranny to make for a fantastic seal!

But look back at the tape and you can see large gaps and the joint between the fittings is visible. You will have to take my word there is Teflon tape in there haha.

If I had access to a high power microscope I could do further analysis.. now who would have one of those...hmmm Dave? haha

I hope this helps shed some lite onto what you hear out there. :cool:


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 Post subject: Re: Teflon Tape or Paste?
PostPosted: Wed Jul 06, 2011 12:09 pm 
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I love this comparison. I try telling everyone all the time that paste is better, but nobody believes me!

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 Post subject: Re: Teflon Tape or Paste?
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Kovz wrote:
I love this comparison. I try telling everyone all the time that paste is better, but nobody believes me!


Oh trust me I try, but it is all in how you apply it, like tape if not done correctly it will leak as well. 8-)

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 Post subject: Re: Teflon Tape or Paste?
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Paste is a lot harder to mess up than tape. I have great success with the locktite brand thread sealant.

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 Post subject: Re: Teflon Tape or Paste?
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WOW!!! Nice test.Never tried the paste before.Just went from tape right to Loctite an haven't had a problem.But i'll try paste on something some time i'm for sure


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 Post subject: Re: Teflon Tape or Paste?
PostPosted: Sun Aug 21, 2011 4:52 pm 
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Thanks!

LocTite is the same as paste, it is a brand name of paste like Vice grips are to locking pliers.

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