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  • dope. what kind do you use, and why?

    just curious.

    there's not alot of choice up here in the land of the igloos.

    i use a pipe dope with tephlon. seems to work pretty good except at sub-zero temps. freezes almost instantly. so i end up using tephlon tape when i have to work outside.

    i am glad however that there is at least tephlon tape. life's little pleasures.

  • #2
    Re: dope. what kind do you use, and why?

    Megaloc. It stays soft and is rated for just about EVERYTHING. I have sworn by it for years.
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    • #3
      Re: dope. what kind do you use, and why?

      crack weed speed............ oh wait i,.... i thought we were talking about a differnt type of dope so please disregurad my last comments
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      • #4
        Re: dope. what kind do you use, and why?

        Not too particular about my dope, sometimes yellow rectorseal, sometimes blue magic, sometimes T+2. I always have at least 2 different types. I primarily use yellow rectorseal on gas just because, and then anything but yellow rectorseal on ABS c/o plugs. Never had any problem with any dope, or one being better than the other. The white teflon paste seems to clean up the easiest though.

        Greg

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        • #5
          Re: dope. what kind do you use, and why?

          .....a little marijuana as a kid (yes I even inhaled) but it was the 60s after all.

          Mark
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          • #6
            Re: dope. what kind do you use, and why?

            since this is the ridgid forum

            i use the ridgid teflon dope

            works great and h.d. did sell it.

            rick.
            phoebe it is

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            • #7
              Re: dope. what kind do you use, and why?

              Key Tite baby!!! Sometimes a couple wraps of teflon tape then a coating of the dope. Works great and that's all Louisville Gas and Electric uses.
              Later, Jonesy

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              • #8
                Re: dope. what kind do you use, and why?

                Hercules real tuff. Works great on everything.
                Buy cheap, buy twice.

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                • #9
                  Re: dope. what kind do you use, and why?

                  But what do you all use ion the dead of winter, because that's where Vince is now. It's below freezing there last night, with a high of around 45°F today.

                  So think winter when you respond to this Q.

                  What's your favorite dope or works best for you when you're working outdoors and it's below freezing. And I guess you have to classify that to what the process fluid is, such as;

                  Gasoline and petro products
                  LPG, LNG and other fuel gases
                  Potable water
                  Highly acidic or caustics
                  Food processing and handling
                  Medical gases and other ultra-pure applications
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                  • #10
                    Re: dope. what kind do you use, and why?

                    Rectorseal has been the norm here for eons.
                    I don't like it, I prefer pro-dope for it's consistancy.

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                    • #11
                      Re: dope. what kind do you use, and why?

                      Those real small canisters at home depot, from harvey's. It's white, permanently destroys your clothing if you get it on you.
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                      • #12
                        Re: dope. what kind do you use, and why?

                        Pro-Dope for Gas Work (threaded steel).

                        Blue Magic w/Pink Teflon for brass nipples or copper adapters on potable water lines.

                        Pro-Dope w/Pink Teflon for hydronic heating systems.

                        Therefore I only need to stock 2 types of Dope in my van.

                        Pink Teflon oddly enough, is heavier duty than most other teflon tapes. Don't know why they chose to make the pink teflon more heavy duty though.

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                        • #13
                          Re: dope. what kind do you use, and why?

                          Oatey Great White. Doesn't taste that bad either.
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                          • #14
                            Re: dope. what kind do you use, and why?

                            I can't remember all the different ones I've tried. Megaloc Blue is very versatile and cleans up easily. Only use it on smaller lines & threads. If you use it on a 3" C.O. it will most likely leak no matter how thick you put it on.

                            The larger joints/threads-I use Rectorseal.

                            J.C.

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                            • #15
                              Re: dope. what kind do you use, and why?

                              Originally posted by Tyman View Post
                              Oatey Great White. Doesn't taste that bad either.
                              Dude, you just haven't tasted ProDope then....

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