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Thread: Is Magic Lube adequate for screw in winterizing plug

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    wpbucher's Avatar
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    Is Magic Lube adequate for screw in winterizing plug

    I put Magic Lube on the treads of my winterizing plugs (the ones with o rings). I then saw some post where teflon tape was used. Is the Magic Lube adequate to ensure the plugs don't bind in the return fitting? Or should I pull back the cover and redo?
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    Re: Is Magic Lube adequate for screw in winterizing plug

    Normally the threads aren't part of the sealing process. The O-ring is what gives you the seal. When there are problems, sometimes you can make the seal with tape on the threads.

    While it wouldn't hurt to have a couple of wraps of tape on the plugs, you are probably fine if you got a good seal when you installed them.
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    Is Magic Lube adequate for screw in winterizing plug

    What John said ^^^. You could also put some of the pool lube on the o-ring itself. That's the part that does the sealing. 😎
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