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Old 07-20-2007, 08:25 AM   #1
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Thread compound?

I have purchased a new automatic switch over regulator for my rig. I noticed on the instructions if said to use pipe thread compound on the gas lines to ensure good seals at installation. I always thought pipe thread compound on gas lines was a no-no. What's the scoop here.

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Old 07-20-2007, 08:56 AM   #2
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The use of any kind of sealant on flared fittings is most definitely a no no. But on pipe fittings it is ok. Here is something to check out if you are not sure. I alway check for leaks after I have it all hooked up with a soapy water solution. Use a small flux brush and with dish soap and water (10% soap and 90% water). If you see bubbles that is where the leaks are.

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Old 07-20-2007, 09:04 AM   #3
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If you want to use compound, my suggestion would be the yellow teflon tape that is approved for gas line installations. I have a roll of it at home that I bought years ago at the hardware store. The older putty type stuff was really for use on threaded black pipe lines that were prevelant years ago in older homes.
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