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Old 11-08-2011, 04:33 PM   #81
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You're more than welcome.

Yes. As stated earlier in this thread, wrap the tape around the threads counter-clockwise. It prevents the threads from seizing. Leave it in place and replace it the following year. Note this is Teflon plumbing tape (available at your local hardware store)...not duct tape

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Old 11-08-2011, 05:26 PM   #82
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Hi: gclatz... I don't have a 1 1/16" socket so I put my vise clamps on the drain plug/anode rod then I turn them with a large adjustable wrench on the vise clamps. Always works for me...but the first time out can be a bu**er. Teflon tape is essential!!! Alf
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Old 11-08-2011, 05:28 PM   #83
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Re: How To Winterize a Trailer

Also, the socket extension will allow you to work clear of the other parts.

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Hi: gclatz... I don't have a 1 1/16" socket so I put my vise clamps on the drain plug/anode rod then I turn them with a large adjustable wrench on the vise clamps. Always works for me...but the first time out can be a bu**er. Teflon tape is essential!!! Alf
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Old 11-08-2011, 06:32 PM   #85
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I would agree to hit it a few times with a hammer, and other than that, just use elbow grease.

Teflon tape is key, which goes on clockwise when (looking at the threaded end) so it doesn't unravel as you turn it in. This is the same for any pipefitting where you don't you dope, always clockwise. Dave, maybe you were thinking looking from the other side with the threads away from you.

And Alf.......what baglo said. Your post made me cringe.
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Re: How To Winterize a Trailer

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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Old 11-08-2011, 07:44 PM   #87
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If you have a trailer in the Southern hemisphere, do you wrap the tape the opposite way?
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All I really know is, if you start winding the Teflon tape, you are sure to drop the roll, or the bolt, requiring yet another trip to the hardware store.

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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.

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Two or three. You press it into the thread after wrapping it. You don't want it thick, just a layer that doesn't come off while you thread the bolt.

You'll use up the rest of the roll when you drop it and it gets all twisted up and sticks to itself.

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