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  • Shower diverter--leaking fittings

    I'm installing a lot of shower diverters in an apartment rehab job.
    My problem is I too-often get a leak in the threaded fittings that screws into the diverter.
    This really sucks because then I have to cut my pipes to remove the fittings to try again.
    Does anyone have any advice on what to wrap/coat the threads with, how hard to screw the fittings in, an easy way to pressure test before completely installing it, etc.

    thanks

  • #2
    Re: Shower diverter--leaking fittings

    When I am doing MIP's. I wrap 3 to 4 times with teflon, and then a round of Key-Tite


    Nothing gets past Key-Tite!!


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    Robert

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    • #3
      Re: Shower diverter--leaking fittings

      wrap with tape then apply the gasola and tighten never had a problem

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      • #4
        Re: Shower diverter--leaking fittings

        Thanks for the advice. I'll try the Key Tight.

        When you say apply the gasola, I assume you mean heat the fitting with your torch?

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        • #5
          Re: Shower diverter--leaking fittings

          Gasola is a brand of pipe dope..

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          • #6
            Re: Shower diverter--leaking fittings

            yes it a a pipe dope i misspelled it, now the correct way is gasoila, great stuff not cheap, use to use there hard set on steam system piping never had a leak, then they produced a soft set about 15 years ago, try it youll like it.

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