Re: Teflon Tape
Posted by Terry Love on March 27, 1998 at 20:34:09:
In response to Re: Teflon Tape
: : Terry,
: : The teflon tape goes into the piping system and plugs things up. That is why Navy Shipyards will fire any mechanic the find with a roll of teflon tape in their tool box.

: : Howard
I can imagine why they would get fired! I found out a long time ago, that if you taped the threads too far toward the end, strands would get between the seats and washers. It was pointed out to me that if you were careful, it wouldn't be a problem. In a shipyard, the training time would be too much to bear. The paste type thread sealants "are" a safer bet as far as problems with bits and pieces of Teflon getting into valves.


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