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New Post 8/11/2011 11:27 AM
  abreu88
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Plastic Water Heater Plug 
I drained my water heater tank last fall. I removed the plastic plug, no problem then. When I replaced the plug a couple days ago I stripped the plug trying to get it to stop leaking. My question is; was I supposed to use teflon tape? (I did). Metal treads on tank, plastic threads on plug. It looked like the previous owner had used a pipe dope or sealer or something. I put the new plug in today & it's got a small steady leak. I didn't want to over tighten & strip the plug again. Does anyone have experience with this kinda problem. I didn't use the tape this time.

-thanks
 
New Post 8/11/2011 5:34 PM
  murffdog123
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Re: Plastic Water Heater Plug 
Remove the plug, add 3 or 4 more raps of tape and tighten, you will know when to stop.
 
New Post 8/12/2011 5:26 PM
  Matthew
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Re: Plastic Water Heater Plug 
What kind of tape?
 
New Post 8/13/2011 8:22 AM
  murffdog123
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Re: Plastic Water Heater Plug 
 Matthew wrote
What kind of tape?


Teflon, you can also use plumbers "pipe dope".
 
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