threaded fittings

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by oops, Jun 27, 2005.

  1. oops

    oops New Member

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    Hello '
    Here's a problem thats been vexing us for a couple years.installed new pressure tank threaded fittings become loose after awhile how can this happen?
     
  2. Dunbar Plumbing

    Dunbar Plumbing Master Plumber

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    Vibration is most likely the reason. What type of fittings? Material?
     
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  4. captwally

    captwally New Member

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    Yes, sounds like vibration, and as rugged asked, what materials are involved? Most likely the pressure tank is steel with a female threaded fitting to connect to the plumbing system.

    This time when you re-plumb the tank, make sure all fittings and threads are dry, use a quality pipe thread compound and allow it to fully cure prior to pressurizing the system.
     
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