Teflon, also known as PTFE (polytetrafluoroethylene), is a popular non-stick material used in various applications.
- 1/4" Wide Tape should be used on 1/8", 1/4", and 3/8" male threads.
- 1/2" Wide Tape should be used on 1/2" and larger male threads.
Prior to wrapping Teflon tape, ensure the Pipe Thread is thoroughly cleaned, and be sure to have a WRENCH/SPANNER on hand for the process.
Wrap the tape clockwise or in the direction of the thread spiral direction on the male pipe thread starting with the SECOND THREAD. Tape must be kept FLAT. Wrap 8-15 Revolutions, depending on the pipe thread.
Tape should never extend beyond or overhang the first thread as the loose tape can shred and fall into the fluid system, which is dangerous.
Cut/Tear the excess tape off. If Tape does not lie flat, firmly press the tape into the threads.
Tighten the male end connection into the mating female end connection until finger tight. Keep as straight as possible to avoid cross-threading.
Do not forcibly tighten by hand, which poses high risk of damaging the product.
Tighten the male end connection with a wrench until wrench-tight.