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Thread: Pipe should i see cement or sealer

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    Pipe should i see cement or sealer

    Hi Guys,

    Basic question I think but I am not sure of the difference.
    I had to replace a ball valve and now when I turn on the pump the pressure in the pipe by the ball valve causes the pipe to seperate and spew water.
    Question. Do I need pipe sealer or the cement ?

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    Re: Pipe should i see cement or sealer

    If it's a slip joint (which I'm pretty sure that it is) you need cement. Sealant is for threaded connections.
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    Re: Pipe should i see cement or sealer

    Its threaded . Thank you Sir. How do should I wait before starting the pump ?


    Quote Originally Posted by Bama Rambler
    If it's a slip joint (which I'm pretty sure that it is) you need cement. Sealant is for threaded connections.

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    Re: Pipe should i see cement or sealer

    Threaded use teflon tape or pvc rated "pipe dope". Its an instant fix once your screwed in your good to go
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    Re: Pipe should i see cement or sealer

    It's very odd for a threaded connection to separate even without the sealant on it.
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    Re: Pipe should i see cement or sealer

    It sounds like the pipe might be cracked. Can you post a picture?

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