Teflon Tape on Shower Faucet Stems?

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Old 02-11-18, 10:03 PM
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Teflon Tape on Shower Faucet Stems?

I need to replace the valve stems on a 2-handle Price-Pfister shower faucet. Should I use teflon tape on the male threads of the stem, and if so, how many wraps is advisable? Or should I use RectorSeal Pipe Thread Sealer with PTFE instead of tape? Or nothing at all????

I'm also soliciting advice on how to remove one of the long threaded sleeves which fits around the stem. One was easy, the other won't budge.
 
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Old 02-12-18, 03:54 AM
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You shouldn't need to use TFE tape. What does the installation directions say?
On the sleeve that is giving you trouble, try using some CLR or Lime-A-Way. Most likely it's build up of calcium deposits.
 
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Old 02-18-18, 03:59 PM
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OK, let me try this again. And thanks for the "read the instructions" advice. Only problem....the new valve stems arrived today with absolutely no instructions. I just wanted to get one or two more opinions.

Should I use teflon tape on the male threads of the stem which thread into the wall faucet, and if so, how many wraps is advisable? Or should I use RectorSeal Pipe Thread Sealer with PTFE instead of tape? Or nothing at all????
 

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Old 02-18-18, 05:35 PM
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I don't believe you should use anything. You don't want anything to interfere with the action of the stem. Perhaps a little bit of lubricant (non-petroleum base). If in doubt call the manufacturer.



You don't put any TFE on these threads as shown
 
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Old 02-18-18, 08:24 PM
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OK, no tape or thread sealer. Thanks.
 
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