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    Sealant paste application

    Stupid novice question: Do pvc connector threads need to be dry before applying a sealant paste? I have a leak above the Polaris pump. Even though I've turned the Jandy valve off, water is still trickling out at this connection when we unscrewed it.

    I'm thinking of using Rectorseal 5 or T2. Is one of these preferable over the other?

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    Re: Sealant paste application

    No, not particularly, a teflon based pipe dope will seal if there is some water present. Is this a union? Is there an o-ring? If there is an o-ring th pen no thread sealant is needed. A silicone o-ring grease should be used on the o-ring.
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    Re: Sealant paste application

    Thanks. I don't think there is an o ring. There was old teflon tape on the threads.

    So do you think a small but steady trickle of water will be ok?
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    Re: Sealant paste application

    Yes, that should seal up fine. You can use pipe dope or teflon tape.
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    Re: Sealant paste application

    Thanks!
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