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Old 11-08-2011, 08:54 PM   #91
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Re: How To Winterize a Trailer

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Is only one layer of teflon tape? Or this is to say approximate one layer?

Thanks all for coming with Your advice, I really appreciate.

Gerardo.
The tape is very thin. As you stretch it around the bolt it conforms to the threads. One or two layers are all that're needed.

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Old 11-08-2011, 10:10 PM   #92
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Hi: All...You can rest assured that I use my vise clamps with all due respect to what I'm using them on!!! I can't say the same for Teflon tape. I thought that dropping the roll and watching it dissapear under something was "Just my luck"... Apparently "I'm not alone"!!!
I Always flush the water heater with the garden hose and get rid of lots of " Cottage cheese" like sludge and then rub the anode rod with a nylon scrubbie before taping and carefully re threading the rod by hand...then tighten with my clamps/wrench... much like changing a sparkplug! Alf
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I've found if I wind the tape clockwise that the end of the tape is pushed back and unravels when the bolt is turned clockwise.

If the tape is wound counter clockwise, with the head of the bolt toward you, it doesn't unravel.

I suspect we are doing the same thing. Just holding the bolt by the opposite end.

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We are saying the same thing. Normally, there is a long length of pipe that you are putting the tape on, and so it is a rule with plumbers that it goes on clockwise, when looking at the end of the pipe with threads on.

These probes are an anomaly, as they extend beyond the threads, where as valves, pipe and the like all extend back from the threads.
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Re: How To Winterize a Trailer

That makes sense.

Let me tell you about re-plumbing the bathroom sink some time, when you have a lot of time and we have a couple beers in hand.

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You will most definitely get the chance to have me in that situation again.
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