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    Posted: 14 May 2006 at 4:25am

Originally posted by irish_guy irish_guy wrote:

I just wanted to say excellent article by Bruce A. Frank on the valve assembly and locktite. Any one with any question should really refer to his link up there. Keep up the GREAT work man!

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I just wanted to say excellent article by Bruce A. Frank on the valve assembly and locktite. Any one with any question should really refer to his link up there. Keep up the GREAT work man!
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yea the blue is nice stuff, I also wondered why they choose and give red locktight, it sucks when you tear down your gun alot...

I just use the red on my powertube, I have been using tefflon for everything else but am going to the blue gel cause i hate tape.

 

Back to topic tho.....this last few posts can help in your situation as well

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Not that it matters in a tippmann but I know Timmy users voide the warranty by using teflon tape because it can get into the noid. I prefer blue loctite. It seals well and is not permanent.
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Originally posted by tigman250 tigman250 wrote:

teflon tape is for sealing and protecting from leaks, loctite is for keeping bolts in place. they both work good for what they are intended but they should never be substituted for each other. i will never figgure out why Tippmann says to use loctite for air fittings??

Tigman,

Have you read what I posted about LocTite/Permatex at:

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I used to be a 100% Teflon user until I discovered the Permatex Blue Gel sealant. It seals instantly. Requires no trying time. Can be repositioned with regular tools and STILL maintains the seal when you have to adjust a fitting. It also requires no extra muscle to take things apart...and it leaves no shredded trash that is difficult to keep out of the pin valve.

I no longer even carry Teflon in my field repair kit.

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Originally posted by Not All There Not All There wrote:

related to this...when installing things such as the gas line into the powertube, which do you prefer....lock tight or teflon tape?

 

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teflon tape is for sealing and protecting from leaks, loctite is for keeping bolts in place. they both work good for what they are intended but they should never be substituted for each other. i will never figgure out why Tippmann says to use loctite for air fittings??

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Originally posted by AdM1nOfLOVE AdM1nOfLOVE wrote:

When I screw in my vertical adaptor I get a leak coming from the threads that  connect to  the valve, if I screw the adaptor in further it does not fit into the gun right. Are the threads on the adaptor just really messed up? (I have tried this on two different valves and the same thing happens)

The threads need to be sealed either with Teflon tape or LocTite/Permatex. Go read the last couple of paragraphs of my post on:

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related to this...when installing things such as the gas line into the powertube, which do you prefer....lock tight or teflon tape?

 

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take a piece of teflon tape about 2 inches long, fold it in half and wrap it on the female threads clockwise (when looking at the open end of the female threads) that should fix your problem.
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When I screw in my vertical adaptor I get a leak coming from the threads that  connect to  the valve, if I screw the adaptor in further it does not fit into the gun right. Are the threads on the adaptor just really messed up? (I have tried this on two different valves and the same thing happens)
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