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$1.54 shipped Dixon Valve TTA75 PTFE Industrial Sealant Tape, 260-inch, White w/ Prime @ Amazon

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  • For use in wrapping pipe threads to create air and water tight connections
  • 260" long, 3/4" wide, and 3.5 mil thick for multiple uses
  • Operating temperature range of -212 to +500 degrees F
  • White color PTFE tape
  • Not intended for use with gas pipe
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Is this the best thing to use when installing shower heads? Is it necessary for the purpose? Don't know why else I would need teflon tape. It's good price otherwise?
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Is this the best thing to use when installing shower heads? Is it necessary for the purpose? Don't know why else I would need teflon tape. It's good price otherwise?
Any threaded water or air fitting which may include toilet valves, sink valves, water heater inlet/outlet valves, main water valves, washing machine valves, air compressor fittings on hoses, pneumatic tools, pneumatic cylinders ect.
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Is this the best thing to use when installing shower heads? Is it necessary for the purpose? Don't know why else I would need teflon tape. It's good price otherwise?
it's regular price. OP counts no-rush shipping credit.
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Aren't these about this price at home Depot?
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Tip: if you use PTFE tape - apply it clockwise - not counterclockwise. Most people get that wrong and it unravels when they thread it into the connection. You want to use 3-4 overlaying wraps, no less, no more.

If you don't want to think about that, just spend a dollar or two more and get some Rectorseal #5 liquid thread sealant. So much easier and works with just about every application.
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Any threaded water or air fitting which may include toilet valves, sink valves, water heater inlet/outlet valves, main water valves, washing machine valves, air compressor fittings on hoses, pneumatic tools, pneumatic cylinders ect.
Thanks, we do need to fix many of those things too. But is it A necessity when you're replacing such parts? I'd rather not bother if it's not necessary. Would everything leak otherwise? I just remember my dad would use it
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Aren't these about this price at home Depot?
home depot is $1.38 for 1/2" x 520", double the length of the amazon version
Thread seal tape [homedepot.com]
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Thanks, we do need to fix many of those things too. But is it A necessity when you're replacing such parts? I'd rather not bother if it's not necessary. Would everything leak otherwise? I just remember my dad would use it
It is considered by many to be a necessity. It helps to seal the joint. It also helps the joint to stay solid and leakproof for years to come. I have only ever met one person that did not use it everytime. it is so stupidly cheap everywhere, why wouldn't you use it?
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It is considered by many to be a necessity. It helps to seal the joint. It also helps the joint to stay solid and leakproof for years to come. I have only ever met one person that did not use it everytime. it is so stupidly cheap everywhere, why wouldn't you use it?
Because we have a house full of just once used items. And because I see PTFE and I know, well I think it's basically Teflon which is A very polluting to environment , and I'd rather use something else or not if I don't have to. I do recall with the new shower head that there wasn't much leaking without it . I'm just trying to buy stuff I really need.The The stuff I need to, the better
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Thanks, we do need to fix many of those things too. But is it A necessity when you're replacing such parts? I'd rather not bother if it's not necessary. Would everything leak otherwise? I just remember my dad would use it

Yes, it is absolutely a necessity on any threaded connection used for liquids or gas (including air). The purpose of a thread sealant is to take up all the remaining tiny spaces between pipe threads. It may seem that just because threads are tight that they are sealed. But, all you're really doing is pulling the wedge-shaped threads up against each other which consolidates the free space underneath them.

Not only do you need a thread sealant, you also need to one that's appropriate and rated for the application (ex, water vs air vs natural gas). Some sealants cover water, but not potable water. Some work on iron pipe but not plastic pipe. It's important to pay attention and use the right one.
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Because we have a house full of just once used items. And because I see PTFE and I know, well I think it's basically Teflon which is A very polluting to environment , and I'd rather use something else or not if I don't have to. I do recall with the new shower head that there wasn't much leaking without it . I'm just trying to buy stuff I really need.The The stuff I need to, the better
Get a small tube of Rectorseal 5 (yellow) and call it a day. It's safe for use on potable water systems and most everything else.
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Tip: if you use PTFE tape - apply it clockwise - not counterclockwise. Most people get that wrong and it unravels when they thread it into the connection. You want to use 3-4 overlaying wraps, no less, no more.

If you don't want to think about that, just spend a dollar or two more and get some Rectorseal #5 liquid thread sealant. So much easier and works with just about every application.
Yep, I was one of those folks who for some reason got confused about which way it should go. Same as a nut as if you are tightening it - righty-tighty. Sounds simple now, but most of my young adult life it was like plugging in a USB. You know what I talkin' 'bout. And for the liquid stuff - Yes. My brother is a plumber and he demands it. He'll even put it on top of the teflon tape.
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I've only used both on stainless so it wouldn't tear the Teflon tape as I put it together, but yes your only other option is pipe dope, you're pretty much guaranteed a leak without one or the other if not immediately then in the near future.
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