Leaking Fittings at Multiport Valve

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Leaking Fittings at Multiport Valve

Postby Bobbo » Mon 12 Jan, 2009 11:47

I used a teflon based sealant while installing the male fittings into my multiport valve. All three are leaking. I tightened till I thought it was plenty tight, didn't want to break the PVC. Should I have just used Teflon tape? Any help appreciated.


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Postby ChuckGeo » Fri 16 Jan, 2009 10:14

Teflon pipe dope ie correct, I suspect that you overtightened the male adapters in the ports. Hayward recommends hand tight then one revolution with a wrench.
On male adapters I generally use about 3 wraps of teflon tape then a coating of teflon dope, then tighten per manufacturers spec.

Postby Guest » Fri 16 Jan, 2009 23:39

Ok, thanks for the reply.

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