do eyeball returns need thread tape


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Feb 7, 2017
Tulsa, OK
I recently had a leak fixed in my pool and when the repair guys put the return eyballs back in they did not use thread tape. However, I can see that there was thread tape there before. Should i take them back off and put thread tape around the grooves?
Also, they left one of them about 1/3 of the way unscrewed. Do they need to be screwed tight to the wall?



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Apr 1, 2007
Sebring, Florida
No need to waterproof that joint really. I would skip the tape.

1/3 of the way unscrewed would bother me......can you snug it down?