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  • #16
    Re: Whirlpool Legionella....

    Why are you using teflon tape on gas pipe?

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    • #17
      Re: Whirlpool Legionella....

      Originally posted by plumberscrack View Post
      Why are you using teflon tape on gas pipe?
      Buddy of mine told me in the navy that's all he used.
      For me...Years ago I would have a rare leak.With tape and correct thread taper it's almost non existant and I don't have to blow out my elbow on every fitting.Especially 4"

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      • #18
        Re: Whirlpool Legionella....

        http://www.whirlpoolwaterheaters.com...ds/6510397.pdf

        There is a great flow chart for troubleshooting and instructions for swapping out gas control valves... must be a problem.

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        • #19
          Re: Whirlpool Legionella....

          Originally posted by drtyhands View Post
          Buddy of mine told me in the navy that's all he used.
          For me...Years ago I would have a rare leak.With tape and correct thread taper it's almost non existant and I don't have to blow out my elbow on every fitting.Especially 4"
          IFGC doesn't allow for teflon tape on gas

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          • #20
            Re: Whirlpool Legionella....

            PlumbersCrack: Would you happen to have a specific reference in the IFGC. I have the 2006 code and commentary and it seems to assume tape is fine. The commentary on 403.9.3 "Thread compounds" speaks of "joint compounds in both paste and tape forms . . ." Perhaps earlier editions differ. The 2006 NFGC Handbook allows tape (5.6.7.4). No biggie except that I've used tape on gas hundreds of times.

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