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Old 03-21-2014, 11:15 AM   #15
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I had too....mine would leak otherwise. Whats the alternative?
The Teflon tape not only helps with leaks, but it also keeps the plug from seizing. Have had to help a couple of friends with removing a seized plugs from their heaters and it's not fun.

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Old 03-21-2014, 02:50 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Fred1609 View Post
I had too....mine would leak otherwise. Whats the alternative?
Pipe dope is one alternative.
Either is perfectly fine for the threads on RV WH anode rods, (but not both at the same time).
see: What's the Difference: Joint Sealing with Teflon Tape and Pipe Dope - Fine Homebuilding.
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They make two sizes for the rood. You obviously need the shorter one. Our tanks is a 10 gallon and takes the longer rod. Good luck.

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