Re: leak on the top of the hot water tank
Posted by e-plumber on May 24, 2004 at 09:17:23:
In response to Re: leak on the top of the hot water tank
: Hi,

: I am in the process of swapping out my old hot water tank for a new Rheem 40gal Electric unit. I get a very small leak around the hot out connection. I am using a 3/4 to 1/2 brass thread and no matter how many times I re-wrap it with teflon tape the small leak won't stop. The cold line in and the pressure relaif are fine. Is there any thread sealing compound I can use or something else.

: Thanks
: Alex

You could be dealing with a hairline split in the fitting that is continously leaking. Try to replace the fitting with a new one. Wrap teflon tape and use thread sealant over the tape, tighten it down good and snug but don't go ballistic on it. I use either RectorSeal # 5 or Megalock which is safe to use on potable water.

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