The threaded brass tube is the bottom end of the faucet arch. Two of the flexible tubes are the faucet supply lines and are connected to the stop valves. You do not use Teflon tape on those connections. The have O rings in the fittings that make them water tight.
Is Teflon tape really necessary?
If a straight threaded connection has a rubber gasket, theres no need to apply pipe sealant or Teflon tape. Simply tighten the connection enough to compress the gasket.
What can I use instead of Teflon tape?
The best substitute for plumbers tape (thread seal tape) is “pipe dope,” also known as pipe thread sealant or pipe joint compound. Pipe dope is specifically designed to seal the threads of a pipe and is actually known to be better for maintaining a permanent steal than Teflon plumbers tape.
Is plumbers tape the same as Teflon tape?
Thread seal tape (also known as PTFE tape, Teflon tape, or plumbers tape) is a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) film tape commonly used in plumbing for sealing pipe threads. The tape is sold cut to specific widths and wound on a spool, making it easy to wind around pipe threads.
What kind of tape do plumbers use?
Teflon tape Thread seal tape (also known as PTFE tape, Teflon tape, or plumbers tape) is a polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) film tape commonly used in plumbing for sealing pipe threads.