Pipe Dope vs. Teflon Tape

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  1. jamckelvey

    jamckelvey New Member

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    Question: For residential natural gas pipe, I have always seen pipe dope used for all threaded connections (my experience is limited to Michigan and Illinois). Can Teflon tape be used instead?
     
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    I would also make sure that it's GAS tape, not your regular white teflon tape... the gas tape I use is yellow and more like plastic than thin spongy teflon, just in case you aren't sure... those are connections that are nice to get right the first time :)
     
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