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To reiterate my title, Do not use teflon tape or plumbers tape on stainless steel fittings.
Why?
They will rust!
Yeah, awesome huh?
    
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wow... you mean the thin white tape?
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yep.
If anyone doesnt believe me that stainless steel will rust follow these steps.
  1. Buy a small block of SS
  2. Buy a pound of celery
  3. Remove the rubber band from celery and stretch it over the steel
  4. Immerse in a tub of salt water
  5. Eat your celery and wait a couple days for rust to appear under the rubber band
  6. gawk in awe at stainless stell that rusts in just days
    
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*makes note: get brass barbs when going with WC*
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yep.
If anyone doesnt believe me that stainless steel will rust follow these steps.
  1. Buy a small block of SS
  2. Buy a pound of celery
  3. Remove the rubber band from celery and stretch it over the steel
  4. Immerse in a tub of salt water
  5. Eat your celery and wait a couple days for rust to appear under the rubber band
  6. gawk in awe at stainless stell that rusts in just days
lol that funny i love celery and siting in my bathroom for days watch my life drift past.
    
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stainless steel can rust with or without the tape, how does using the tape make it any worse?
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you shouldnt be mixing metals in your water loop anyways i thought. and there really shouldnt be any water on the outside of the barbs anyway. i may be way off base tho if i am i apologize
    
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post #8 of 30
of course it will rust, it is called "stainless", but the really mean "steel that stains less".

Salt water will do that the steel, and how is celery related to all of this?

The Teflon tape is used to seal the threads better, I use it regularly on all of my plumbing projects, and I also use it to seal the threads when I change my oil.
    
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the teflon tape pervents oxygen from getting to the metal. Just like a rubber band. Stainless Steel on its own will last a long time in an enviornment of salt water but when you dont let oxygen to the surface that is when you get problems.
    
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post #10 of 30
so depriving it of oxygen causes rust huh? so why is my leatherman not rusting?

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rust

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stainless_steel

from the second article, "rouging" sounds like more of a culprit than Teflon tape.
    
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