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walf posted 08-03-2005 04:44 PM ET (US)   Profile for walf   Send Email to walf  
I have read on this forum that you should use teflon tape for fuel line fittings on pate tanks,apparently NOT the white tape used for plumbing fixtures, but a yellow tape flound in auto stores. I have not found such a tape after calling many stores. Is there something else you can use?
Marsh posted 08-03-2005 07:20 PM ET (US)     Profile for Marsh  Send Email to Marsh     
I have read similar information. However, when I got my Pate, I used the white plumber's teflon tape, because that's what I had. I have noted no leaks or seepage, other than from around the Pate cap and vent, both of which exhibit significant discoloration due to fuel seepage.

Marsh

mikeyairtime posted 08-03-2005 07:22 PM ET (US)     Profile for mikeyairtime    
I've always just used plain old thread dope(teflon tape). I believe the Tempo instructions even tell you to use it.
mikeyairtime posted 08-03-2005 07:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for mikeyairtime    
BTW Marsh, Simple Green takes the discoloration off. Missed your post while I was writing mine.
Riptide23WA posted 08-03-2005 10:24 PM ET (US)     Profile for Riptide23WA  Send Email to Riptide23WA     
Hard to find? That's hard to believe. Try Home Depot. Look in the plumbing department. I think it's used for natural gas fittings, but if I remember right, the plastic cover said it was resistant to fuels, oil, etc.

I'd look myself, but too lazy to go out to the garage right now...

Riptide23WA posted 08-03-2005 10:25 PM ET (US)     Profile for Riptide23WA  Send Email to Riptide23WA     
Hard to find? That's hard to believe. Try Home Depot. Look in the plumbing department. I think it's used for natural gas fittings, but if I remember right, the plastic cover said it was resistant to fuels, oil, etc.

I'd look myself, but too lazy to go out to the garage right now...

jimh posted 08-03-2005 10:28 PM ET (US)     Profile for jimh  Send Email to jimh     
Here is a rather intelligent previous discussion. I would be guided by it:

http://continuouswave.com/ubb/Forum3/HTML/005909.html

Jake1530 posted 08-04-2005 08:11 AM ET (US)     Profile for Jake1530  Send Email to Jake1530     
Hi we don't use any teflon on narural gas piping. As for gasoline lines which I don't have that much experience I would use peratex which was recomended before or Blu Magic pipe dope.

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