Thread Tools Display Modes
Old 04-27-2011, 12:09 PM   #1
Junior Member
Join Date: Mar 2011
Location: Burton
Posts: 16
Hot water tank drain plug

Discovered that the hot water drain plug in my new tt has been leaking. Does anyone use teflon tape on their plastic caps, for example: low point drains and/or other plastic to plastic or plastic to metal fittings? I am hoping to apply a little tape and have problem fixed, what do you think?

2011 Coachmen 292 bhds
2005 Silverado 5.3 L w/ 4:10 and Equal-i-zer
Eric, Heather and Elaine Higgs
TopGobbler is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 12:20 PM   #2
Senior Member
Big Dawg's Avatar
Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Columbus, Ohio
Posts: 533
I have used the teflon tape before. There has not been a problem.

2004 Chevy Avalanche Z66 W/Transmission Cooler
2011 Grey Wolf 28BH
Blue Ox Sway Pro WDH
2 Beagles (Snoopy & Dexter)

Big Dawg is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 12:41 PM   #3
Site Team
KyDan's Avatar
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Louisville, KY
Posts: 5,650
Your hot water heater drain is not plastic is it???

Yes you can/should use teflon tape on plastic or steel
My drain tends to rust the threads so I use Oatey "great white"
pipe dope with teflon. You can get that in a small can
at Home Depot or Lowes home centers.
Try the teflon tape first.
Dan & Rita D
2004 5.3L Silverado 1500 ext. cab 2WD
1999 Suzuki Intruder Motorcycle
Blue Ox WD hitch, AirLift load levelers

Camping days 2010-53, 2011-47, 2012-41,
2013-41, 2014-31, 2015-40, 2016-38
KyDan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 03:25 PM   #4
Senior Member
grhodes50's Avatar
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Eastern Oklahoma, USA
Posts: 2,596
My Atwood water heater has a plastic drain plug. It's not showing any signs of leaking, but I would try the teflon tape if it does happen to in the future.

Gary & Trish
"PT Crew Member Since 11/2010"
2017 Prime Time Crusader 315RST TE 6.0 : 2007 Flagstaff 206ST MAC Series
2012 F-250 Lariat : FX4 : CC : SB : 6.7L Diesel : 3/55 Gears

2016 Nights Camped - 9
grhodes50 is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 03:39 PM   #5
Junior Member
Join Date: Apr 2010
Location: Natural Bridge Ny
Posts: 22
I just replaced my anode rod on my suburban and put the oatey paste on it so far so good
Santaclause is online now   Reply With Quote
Old 04-27-2011, 03:40 PM   #6
Senior Member
BOBFIDY's Avatar
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Broken Arrow, OK
Posts: 1,110
After getting mine out of storage a couple weeks ago we used teflon tape on the water heater drain and the water line drains...No issues at all.
2010 Salem LA 292FKDS
One of the Original 14 F.R.O.G.s
1st, 2nd, and 3rd INTERNATIONAL F.R.O.G. RALLY Branson. MO.
1st, 2nd, and 4th INTERNATIONAL RALLY Goshen, IN.
BOBFIDY is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 04-28-2011, 07:42 PM   #7
Senior Member
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Ontario Canada
Posts: 752
Teflon tape is the perfect quick sealant. Make sure that you buy the pink teflon tape. It is a bit more expensive than the white but perform much better than the white.

capucine is offline   Reply With Quote

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

» Virginia Campgrounds

Reviews provided by is not in any way associated with Forest River, Inc. or its associated RV manufacturing divisions.

Our Communities

Our communities encompass many different hobbies and interests, but each one is built on friendly, intelligent membership.

» More about our Communities

Automotive Communities

Our Automotive communities encompass many different makes and models. From U.S. domestics to European Saloons.

» More about our Automotive Communities

Marine Communities

Our Marine websites focus on Cruising and Sailing Vessels, including forums and the largest cruising Wiki project on the web today.

» More about our Marine Communities

Copyright 2002-2015 Social Knowledge, LLC All Rights Reserved.

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:33 AM.