What is teflon tape?

Answer Teflon tape--the name of which is patented by DuPont--is also known as thread seal tape or plumber's tape. It is made from the chemical PolyTetraFluoroEthylene (PTFE). The tape is waterproof and pr... Read More »

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What is Teflon tape used for?

Teflon tape is a thin white tape used in plumbing to lubricate the threaded ends of pipes and to help ensure that a joint does not leak water. Connections should always be further inspected to chec... Read More »

What is the correct way to apply Teflon tape to a threaded piece of steel pipe?

Answer First, make sure the pipe threads are clean and in good condition. Hold the end of the tape flat against the pipe threads, flush with the end of the pipe, then turn the pipe clockwise, or a... Read More »

How to Dissolve Plumbing Teflon Tape?

Teflon is a trademarked product of DuPont, consisting of the synthetic compound polytetrafluoroethylene. Teflon plumber's tape is used to seal joints in pipes and around sink drain connections due ... Read More »

Can you use Teflon tape on brass valves?

Teflon tape is made as a sealant and lubrication for threaded metal pipe, including threaded brass valves and fittings. Teflon tape is a thin and white and comes on a small roll. Users should wrap ... Read More »