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250 Piece Survival Gear First Aid Kit

LifeStraw Water Filter for Hiking and Preparedness

250 Piece Survival Gear First Aid Kit

  1. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    GAY

  2. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    GAY

  3. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    GAY

  4. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    S T R A I G H T
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    And heterosexual. All dissenting opinions are spoken by trannies who subsist on cum and olestra

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      https://i.imgur.com/ARrTDmk.jpg

      GAY AND SAY IT…GAY

  5. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      midwit filter

  6. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    GAY
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  7. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    always remember to do tape AND dope.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      >always remember to do tape AND dope.

      Sometimes I do tape, sometimes I do dope, sometimes I do both.

      You can't stop me!

      so are you supposed to wrap it clockwise or counterclockwise?

      >so are you supposed to wrap it clockwise or counterclockwise?

      Hold the male fitting. Put tape on and spin the fitting in the direction you would spin it to tighten into the female fitting. Trailing end of the tape should be in the same direction as tightening so it doesn't just catch and unwind when you thread it in. Which direction it appears (clockwise vs counterclockwise) depends on whether you are looking from the front or back of the fitting and whether it is a right or left handed fitting. (Yes they do make left handed pipe fittings so don't fricking hurr durr akctchually me you fricking dweebs... )

      I do one layer since Teflon tape is a lubricant
      then I tighten the frick out of the fitting
      works every time

      I usually do several wraps. Supposed to help clog up the spiral leak path of the metal threads better that way, and maybe I don't have to overtighten the shit out of it so much. I usually tighten them too much any how because I get to where it needs to be and it feels a bit loose so then I'm like oh hell it'll make one more full turn easily...

      I'm not but have largely shifted to appropriate pipe dope instead.

      I've been using more tape here lately. Especially on stuff like gasoline and diesel fittings. I just don't have warm fuzzy feelings about the pipe dope being able to withstand getting softened and washed away by solvents. I have also seen a lot of older fittings that were just doped and it seems like the dope hardens and cracks, and if you ever have to give it another 1/4 turn 15 years down the road it seems like it is likely to turn to powder and leak.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >Especially on stuff like gasoline and diesel fittings

        You uh...realize that gas and diesel will dissolve teflon tape, right?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >erm...my sweet summer child.....you DO realize that, uhm... gas and diesel will dissolve teflon tape...erm, right?

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          Yikes! I can't even. I bet you're really fun at parties.

          Neither gasoline nor diesel fuel will dissolve PTFE tape.

  8. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I'm not but have largely shifted to appropriate pipe dope instead.

  9. 1 month ago
    Anonymous
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    Anonymous
  11. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    so are you supposed to wrap it clockwise or counterclockwise?

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      Oh my...that's rich. You just don't get it, do you?

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I do one layer since Teflon tape is a lubricant
        then I tighten the frick out of the fitting
        works every time

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          You're a danger both to yourself, and everything and this world.

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            eat shit mr teflon salesman. npt is a metal to metal seal that deforms the threads during tightening. the tape is only there to reduce friction during assembly

  12. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I use dope and tape on all my PEX fittings
    They never leak

  13. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    How many helpers/apprentices have anons seen just not able to figure basic ahit like which way to wrap the tape?
    I've had a few absolute doornail morons. Sometimes I wonder how they manage to breathe.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      > How many helpers/apprentices have anons seen just not able to figure basic ahit like which way to wrap the tape?
      Esl post.

  14. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    Frick your tape

  15. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    So I'm a water utility worker for over a decade. I realize that half these posts are just trolling for laughs but I want to share some actual knowledge. I use thread tape on connections that I think will need to be replaced fairly often like hose bibs, ball valves, gate valves, pressure regulating valves (prv), air release valves (arv), check valves, pressure gauges...basically anything with moving parts. I use dope on everything else like nipples, 90s, 45s, anything that I would consider "permanent", yes everything leaks on a long enough timeline but I digress. Also never use tape on pvc because it changes the diameter of the connection and will lead to the pvc cracking and leaking prematurely. It drives me nuts when the other experienced guys teach the new guys to use both but now I just keep my mouth shut and correct new guys as needed.

    • 1 month ago
      Anonymous

      I thought the general rule was if it doesn't have a rubber gasket but uses threads then you need tape. Dope is specific for more heavy duty uses which I've never needed.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        if you've never used dope-- give it a try. I find it to be easier, faster, and more reliable than tape. And if you have to disassemble the thing later you won't be sitting there trying to pick all the little torn strands of tape out of the threads.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        >heavy duty
        Yeah man I maintain a potable water system for a city.

        if you've never used dope-- give it a try. I find it to be easier, faster, and more reliable than tape. And if you have to disassemble the thing later you won't be sitting there trying to pick all the little torn strands of tape out of the threads.

        >trying to pick all the
        I use tape specifically for the opposite reason. It's easier to clean tape with a wire brush than it is to clean up dope. Doped connections are typically going to be entirely replaced with new piping if there's an issue.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          >Yeah man I maintain a potable water system for a city.

          I knew this guy who did that. When his wife left him for like the 10th and final time he burned down his house and barn and shot himself. You know that guy?

          • 1 month ago
            Anonymous

            Nah but my city has its own sad stories.

      • 1 month ago
        Anonymous

        I keep forgetting to reply to you, I don't put anything on the threads of connections with gaskets.

        • 1 month ago
          Anonymous

          You might want to put a little silicone lube or something on the threads, just to make tightening it a little easier, but that's about it.

  16. 1 month ago
    Anonymous

    I know I'm supposed to go against the threads, but I can never figure out if I'm going against the threads. I think I'm dyslexic or something.

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