Originally Posted by rracer5
Tried just a couple wraps on HW heater plug & a few others I found leaking over the years. Always seemed to be plastic plug into metal giving problems. The only way I could get the leaks to stop was using several wraps of teflon. Maybe something about plastic shrinking with age and causing leaks. Must be why Atwood used pipe dope for a better seal.
I just didn't have any pipe dope on hand when I discovered the leaks.
Pipe dope lives up to it's nickname, any dope can put it on pipe!
It is fast and cheap (in no way related to the RV industry
There IS a right way and a wrong way to use thread tape.
Three trips around the plug has been more than enough, once the tank gets hot it will swell/expand some so a little extra nudge might be needed.