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Old 10-27-05, 12:39 AM Thread Starter   #1
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Swiftech 5 1/4 res keeps leaking


I have tried two now both leak where I screw the barbs into the tanks. I tried ptf tabe (white teflon) but they keep leaking. Any ideas?
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Old 10-27-05, 12:45 AM   #2
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ditch the res and use the pump

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Old 10-27-05, 01:00 AM   #3
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More Teflon tape?

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Old 10-27-05, 01:37 AM   #4
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any kind of silicone will work just fine. Just lace the threads and screw it back in
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Old 10-27-05, 01:46 AM   #5
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Mine used to leak too, until I covered the fittings in silicone sealant.

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Old 10-27-05, 05:08 AM   #6
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Look for some RTV marine sealant at a local boating store.

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thanks guys
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Old 10-27-05, 09:54 AM Thread Starter   #8
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I bought some pipe joint compound see if that helps.
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Old 10-27-05, 10:51 AM   #9
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wrap the barb with plumbers tape 4 or 5 times and ur good.

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