Teflon tape?

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  1. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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    I've got a Dadant 20 framer that I bought a couple years ago. Didn't get a chance to use it yet because we sold our house, had to move, and the place we have rented doesn't have an area to set it up. When I got it, it had an old piece of 2" pipe threaded into it that looked all rusty on the inside. I got rid of the pipe and bought a new 2" nylon threaded honey gate.
    My question is, when I thread this into the extractor, should I use teflon tape on it or do I not have to with the nylon to S/S connection? :confused:

    Perry
     
  2. Iddee

    Iddee New Member

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    No need for the tape. The nylon will mold to fit the ss threads.
     

  3. PerryBee

    PerryBee New Member

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  4. G3farms

    G3farms New Member

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    no tape needed, just do not over tighten. If you do decide to use tape, again do not over tighten, and only 3 to 4 wraps are needed. The teflon is so slick you can easily over tighten the joint and break the nylon gate off.