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after reading a lot of posts and also knowing about plumbing, i havent seen anyone post about using Teflon on their fittings.

does anyone?

if not, then why not?

i know there are o rings on the fittings themselves but wouldnt Teflon be a good extra measure to have?
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post #2 of 18
I personally used teflon wrapping around the screw bits of my ends. All of them.
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post #4 of 18
As you say, the vast majority of fittings comes with o rings which are sufficient. From experience I can say it's possible that small pieces of tape can get into the loop and clog up blocks. Also using tape on fittings screwing into acrylic can crack it.
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post #5 of 18
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thanks and sorry didnt see that thread(it is an old one lol) looks like ill be using teflon for redundancy.
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PTFE tape looks terrible on acrylic, and anywhere else it's visible in a computer. Clean surfaces and if you have any, a smear of rubber grease on the O'rings is all that's needed.
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post #7 of 18
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rubber grease? where can i get it?
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post #8 of 18
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rubber grease? where can i get it?
I bought a tub off ebay... just type 'teflon grease' into a search and you'll find lots of it
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post #9 of 18
This Dow Corning Silicone High Vacuum Grease 976V is probably a bit over the top http://www.2spi.com/catalog/vac/dow.shtml but I use it on D-Plugs and it can be useful using very small amounts to hold large o rings in place on things like gfx blocks.
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post #10 of 18
I put tape on all my barbs personally -- if it gets loose (i made sure that it didnt 100% cover threads so that it wasnt hanging out in the flow) and clogs something, ill eat my words.
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