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thread sealer - a mini product review

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    I have an old portable air tank I knocked together from a 20 lb propane bottle back in '08 or so. Just pipe fittings and air fittings and one valve. My son lives in the next town and a tire on his van went flat, so I got out my old air tank and checked it out. Practically every single threaded connection leaked. Some leaked a tiny amount and some leaks were more significant. Anyway, I got a few new parts and started fixing it. It was not going well, just taping with teflon and cranking them together. So I went looking in my thread goop collection. I noticed a small bottle of Gasoila which I'd bought on someone's recommendation, probably from this forum come to think of it. Anyway, I shook up the bottle (way past its 1 year pull date) and started putting the joints together with Gasoila thread sealant. Every joint was leak free first time, every single one. Stuff was like magic.

    I don't like that it only has a one year shelf life, and I don't like the way it drips while I'm applying it, but boy, does it work. I used the blue soft set stuff in the one quarter pint bottle. If I could find I smaller bottle I'd suggest buying it that way unless you have a lot of threaded joints to do.

    Here's one source:

    So that's my little review.


  • #2
    Thanks for that, always good to see when a product works so well. Never mind getting a recommendation from someone you can trust and not just some ad agencies hype.
    I have seen it on the shelf before and never tried it, now I know.
    I believe it's also available in a 2 oz. tube.
    Home, down in the valley behind the Red Angus
    Bad Decisions Make Good Stories​

    Location: British Columbia


    • #3
      If I need a guaranteed leak-free pipe threaded joint (inside a non-accessible wall, say) I always use both tape and paste. Never had one leak that way.


      • #4
        I always use goop. Maybe 1 out of every many leaks. Guys at work use tape and goop. If you can have only 1, goop it is.
        21" Royersford Excelsior CamelBack Drillpress Restoration
        1943 Sidney 16x54 Lathe Restoration


        • #5
          When I learned about Pipe Dope I stopped using tape.

          I would never use both on the same joint,

          Engines have open holes into the hot water jacket. A good sealant is needed there. I have a preference. JR