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Old 04-03-2014, 11:57 AM   #1
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Question about adding hose bib to low point drain

As the title reads... Adding a hose bib to the low point drain. I purchased the bib and put it on and it leaks pretty bad. I to not want to crank it since it is only threading onto a plastic end piece. Should I wrap the plastic in Teflon tape? Do I need another type of adapter? I noticed the plastic gray cap has a white elliptical shaped "seal" in it. Is this key to my troubles?? I am no plumber... Pics below of the parts in question. Thanks!





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Old 04-03-2014, 12:09 PM   #2
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See if this thread helps:
Sigh, lost low point drain caps (SabreSam?)
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Old 04-03-2014, 12:55 PM   #3
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That IS very helpful and looks like what I was asking about. Thanks....
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Added the Teflon tape and stopped the drip on the hot line. Have a once every 10 minute drip on the cold. I think I can be happy with that.

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Added the Teflon tape and stopped the drip on the hot line. Have a once every 10 minute drip on the cold. I think I can be happy with that.
LOL, sounds like my setup. I still have a drip that isn't me!
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Lol! I know the feeling...

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Old 05-25-2014, 01:49 PM   #7
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As the title reads... Adding a hose bib to the low point drain. I purchased the bib and put it on and it leaks pretty bad. I to not want to crank it since it is only threading onto a plastic end piece. Should I wrap the plastic in Teflon tape? Do I need another type of adapter? I noticed the plastic gray cap has a white elliptical shaped "seal" in it. Is this key to my troubles?? I am no plumber... ]
I just installed valves on my low points and tank. In addition to the Teflon tape, go to the plumbing section of the hardware store and look for Cone Washers. This will basically mimic the seal in the original cap. I have not had a single leak using these washers.
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As the title reads... Adding a hose bib to the low point drain. I purchased the bib and put it on and it leaks pretty bad. I to not want to crank it since it is only threading onto a plastic end piece. Should I wrap the plastic in Teflon tape? Do I need another type of adapter? I noticed the plastic gray cap has a white elliptical shaped "seal" in it. Is this key to my troubles?? I am no plumber... Pics below of the parts in question. Thanks!





The low point drains are a flared fitting so you need an adaptor from NPT to flared fitting. Home Depot or Lowes can help you, take the cap and the valve with you.

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That little plastic washer is a compression fitting and you should use a similar fitting, that will stop the leak.
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I had ended up putting on Teflon tape and it sealed all the connections. I will look for the cone washers though.

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