- Dec 28, 2015
I found the cord foam you use to seal gaps between windows and framing in houses glued to one of my hatches as a hatch seal. It didn’t work well.
Also found plumbing tape on almost all the propane gas line connectors.
Tape or pipe dope is not required on the gas fittings as they are all compression fittings. It is possible for the tape to cause gas leaks due to the tape interfering with the tapered seal or preventing the fitting from fully seating into the female fitting.Yes, we had to take it all apart and install with the correct tape. All good now!
It is actually PTFE tape, but no one calls it that. The yellow gas pipe tape is a thicker tape than the standard white PTFE tape. It is yellow to make it easier to identify. It is OK to use yellow tape on water pipes, but not OK to use white tape on gas pipes.There is a special tape for gas connections, it's like the teflon pipe tape but it's yellow.