Teflon tape for sealing connections
Thread tape is another name for teflon tape used on the threads of steel and iron pipe. It is used on iron, and compression fit pipes to create a good seal, and to prevent corrosion. Teflon tape is used in plumbing, gas, chemical, and many other applications where leaky pipes are not acceptable.
Note: You wrap it around the thread a few times on each ‘male’ connection. The golden rule is: wrap the Teflon tape counter clockwise to the direction you will screw the nut, or it will ‘bunch’. Don’t worry; it takes a couple of attempts to figure it out the first time. Taking care with this as with all the compression fittings (every connection tight) helps ensure that there are no leaks when you test your lines.

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