Tightening threaded PVC
Posted by Curt on September 13, 2001 at 10:00:53:
I have been using various threaded PVC pipe and fittings, 1" to 1.5", in a home irragation system. I've giving the threads a couple of wrapps with 1" teflon tape. Offhand I can't recall the thickness of the tape, but seem to remember it as about twice the thickness of the normal .5" stuff. How much should I tighten these pipes and fittings? I'm sure I could put pipe wrenches to the task and go overboard, so how much is enough?

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