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Old 03-11-2012, 12:44 PM   #1
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stupid question here, but I don't know much about propane. I had to change a hose from my tank to the regulator. Do you use any kind of thread sealer for the fitting from the hose to regulator?
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Old 03-11-2012, 01:03 PM   #2
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Can't say it's right but, I use teflon tape on every connection I take apart and put back together. No leaks or problems, so far.

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Old 03-11-2012, 01:11 PM   #3
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normally they recommend a liquid paste specifically for propane connection .but thread tape will work . also spray soapy water over fittings when done to check for leaks .
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Old 03-11-2012, 04:06 PM   #4
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I use Teflon tape, but they also use a lock tight paste in AC work at fittings, and that is a whole lot more pressure the your propane builds up , I'm talking 350psi and no leaks.
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Old 03-12-2012, 06:51 AM   #5
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Gas line rated Teflon tape is yellow.

Oatey 31403 Yellow Gas Line Thread Tape with PTFE
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Old 03-12-2012, 08:12 AM   #6
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If you use teflon tape, make sure you DO NOT get any over the end of the fitting, just on the threads. A small piece of teflon tape in the gas flow can cause trouble!
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Old 03-12-2012, 01:41 PM   #7
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I have never in 30 years used teflon or any other thread sealer on propane tank connectors, never had any issues. The fittings on the newer style tank with the larger threads seal very tight without anything added.

Obviously on a pipe fitting in a permanent pipe connection I would use something there.
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Old 03-12-2012, 02:17 PM   #8
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Do you use any kind of thread sealer for the fitting from the hose to regulator?
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I have never in 30 years used teflon or any other thread sealer on propane tank connectors, never had any issues. The fittings on the newer style tank with the larger threads seal very tight without anything added.
He is referring to the hose to the regulator, this would require some type of sealant. I would use the pipe dope for gas connections.
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