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markrocco

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fresh water holding tanks
« on: January 06, 2021, 12:54:53 PM »
      Hello every one . A little about my self. My first boat was a 1980 Catalina 22. Had that for 5 years. Pretty much refitted the whole boat and learned how to sail. Now i have a new to me 1985 Pearson 34 foot. My question. I have two fresh water holding tanks...one is hooked up that would be the one up in the v-berth. The other starboard aft is not . The tank is sealed but the holes are already in place . One opening is were the water would enter, the other would be the feed for the galley sink. Do i just use plumbers tape and silicone. Thank you  in advance . First time on this forum     Mark Rocco           

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Re: fresh water holding tanks
« Reply #1 on: January 08, 2021, 02:37:56 AM »
It is just plumbers tape on the threads on mine and it has worked well.
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Re: fresh water holding tanks
« Reply #2 on: May 08, 2021, 10:36:37 PM »
Hi,

I use pipe thread sealant, it comes in liquid form. Teflon tape is not really a sealant, it lubricates the threads and makes it easy to over tighten the fitting. Finger tight and perhaps a turn or less, use your judgement, or watch some of the videos on youtube for more pointers.
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