How To Fix A Leak: Use Teflon Tape

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Synthematix: cant you use BOSS compound for this?

gjaeigjiajeg: thanks for the video! I knew it'd come in handy to watch it once before giving it a try. Also…. I really like how you specifically mentioned the term "teflon tape" like a hundred times in that span of 4 and a half minutes lol!

rockymontana1: What was  that a RAT,you pulled out of that pipe ?LOL...Good one Thanx

VideoJoeKnows: Cool! I knew you could do it!......Mr Plumber :0

VideoJoeKnows: Good job. Next time you're at the hardware store, you might want to pick up a roll....for future use. It's not very expensive & good to have around. Thanks for your response! Joe :0

Mike Threet: I used the teflon tape that came with a shower head I bought earlier.

Mike Threet: I just checked the cabinet under the sink. Dry and a bone. Thanks for your help.

VideoJoeKnows: Hey did it go? :0

Mike Threet: Thanks Video Joe. I will try it tomorrow. I think this will work for me. I will let you know. God bless buddy.

VideoJoeKnows: Ha! Good one! :0

1McMurdoSilver: What kind of tape is that again?

VideoJoeKnows: Ooooooppppssss. Had no idea that I said teflon tape that much. But at least I got 2 results from it.....I showed you which direction to apply.....& I made you laugh....such a bonus! Joe :0

Linda P: lolol thanks for the video! I have to fix a leak in an old pipe that goes out to my outside spigot and am glad I watched this. I prob would have applied it the wrong way.I wonder if you got paid for the number of times you said "Teflon Tape." It was pretty funny!

VideoJoeKnows: @sgbigsby1989 You're right, you shouldn't have to use teflon tape. If the rubber bushing is worn, or if the nylon ring is worn &/or if the plastic threads are worn on your trap piece or the plastic nut, it can cause a leak which teflon tape seems to fix about everytime. It would always be best to replace worn parts with new of course, but it seems that we don't live in a perfect world. That's when teflon tape comes in know until we get the new parts! Thanks for commenting. Joe :0

VideoJoeKnows: @die2self777 So glad you were able to find my channel! Always happy to help out. Thanks for commenting. Anytime you have a howto/DIY question, let me know. I'm here to help you with your projects. Joe :0

VideoJoeKnows: @argco1 Thanks for the tip! Joe :0

Peter Peerapun: Thanks bro! U saved my home from a flood! Wife n I thank u. Noah

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VideoJoeKnows: @TheJourneymanShow I've had plastic trap nuts leak before, without using teflon tape....brand new ones even. Every time I've used teflon tape, I have not had a leak so I figure I would continue using the tape, especially if the arm is coming out at a very slight angle or more of an angle like I was dealing with on this video. It was easier to fix with the teflon tape rather than going to the store & picking up more parts. Your comments do make sense though. Thanks for sharing! Joe :0

TheJourneymanShow: Compression type joints like the one on the p-trap don't need teflon tape. The threads aren't designed to make the seal, the washer on the trap arm and the concave shape of the trap adapter are designed to make the seal. The bulk of the teflon poses more of a risk of breaking the nut on the trap arm than tightening it down. How do you fix it? Buy a new inch and half trap washer for about 10 cents.

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