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I am going to use it to make sure my slow drip system , connected to wireless, isn't wasting water.

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Isn't adding another connection point just another means for potential leakage?
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Isn't adding another connection point just another means for potential leakage?
If we're being pedantic, it's actually two connection points that lend to potential leakage.

That said, the benefits of monitoring water usage outweighs the leak potential in my opinion. If placed at the spigot, it would be easy to monitor for leaks.
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Isn't adding another connection point just another means for potential leakage?
Potentially, but you should try to securely attach it and not repeatedly take it on and off. Can use the teflon tape and the washers
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Thanks OP, in for one - nice to know how much flows out of the hose...
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Potentially, but you should try to securely attach it and not repeatedly take it on and off. Can use the teflon tape and the washers
Teflon tape is for pipe thread, not hose thread. On a pipe, the threads are designed to seal. With a hose, the threads are used to compress a rubber washer to provide the seal.
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Teflon tape is for pipe thread, not hose thread. On a pipe, the threads are designed to seal. With a hose, the threads are used to compress a rubber washer to provide the seal.
Glad you said this, I was getting ready to type it. I lose my shxx when someone uses pfte on a gasketed or o-ringed fitting.
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Glad you said this, I was getting ready to type it. I lose my shxx when someone uses pfte on a gasketed or o-ringed fitting.
What negative does it cause?
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What negative does it cause?
None that I'm aware of but I'll come back and check after all the SD Plumber's Union members get a chance to chime in.
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What negative does it cause?
It hurts my feelings
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Glad you said this, I was getting ready to type it. I lose my shxx when someone uses pfte on a gasketed or o-ringed fitting.
Sometimes hose connections don't screw all the way in to make a tight seal with the washer and the thread tape helps lubricate the threads and screw in farther. Also I've had plenty of hose connections seize and the tape can help with that. So even though people may be using it for the wrong reason it still helps.
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Orbit stuff is cheap crap
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If we're being pedantic, it's actually two connection points that lend to potential leakage.

That said, the benefits of monitoring water usage outweighs the leak potential in my opinion. If placed at the spigot, it would be easy to monitor for leaks.
Nope. It's just 1. You would already have 1 connection to the faucet.
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What negative does it cause?
My question too. Wouldn't the Teflon tape just provide a redundancy?
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Glad you said this, I was getting ready to type it. I lose my shxx when someone uses pfte on a gasketed or o-ringed fitting.
Nothing wrong with doing that - at the worst you waste a few inches of plumber's tape.
Odd thing to get worked up over; everything OK at home?
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