Well Tank Connction Leak Advice

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice' started by Beem, Oct 24, 2004.

  1. Beem

    Beem New Member

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    Just installed our well's pressure water tank and seem to have a dripping leak where the fabricated brass tee (copper pipe with brass fitting) joins to the steel female elbow on the bottom of the tank.

    Installed the fitting with about 3 wraps of 3/4" teflon tape. The brass fitting is just about all the way in with one thread showing.

    I had made up and taken the joint apart a couple of time before final assembly due to varying advice on hor to treat the threads. Apparently the one I followed didn't work.

    Since the brass fitting is almost all the way in, should I try to use it again with pipe dope, or tape and dope? Or buy a new tee?

    Could the brass fitting have been distorted by multiple tightenings? It doesn't seem possible that the steel fitting would be affected by the brass.

    Any advice would be appreciated.
     
    Last edited: Oct 24, 2004
  2. Hube

    Hube New Member

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    Sometimes these fittings need approx 6 or 7 wraps of teflon tape to seal properly. Another fitting may also do the trick
     
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  4. Beem

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    7 wraps of teflon did the trick.
    Funny how opinions vary....some said 2 wraps max; obviously the simple things need more specific attention.
     
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