This is the one for pipe threads - 250 mL Tube LOCTITE[REG] Threaded Pipe Sealant with Teflon | Fastenal
This is a question about pneumatic connections.
I have read to use:
Any comments or suggestions? I am putting together my compressor with a new filter and automatic drain.
Depends. Hydraulic fittings, high pressure, hydraulic low pressure, npt threads? Removable or not? I use 569 for high pressure fittings. The other one suggested for air/npt fittings.
Thanks for the input. It is an air compressor with npt threads a two stage filter (pre and coalescing) and an automatic drain. So pneumatic running at 120 psi. Not real sure what you mean by non removable. Once the system is together it would only be taken apart for repairs and maintenance. On the 565 it says it is used only for inert fittings. I am using mostly brass. Should I be using galvanized fittings?
Why not just use teflon tape?
An open mind is a virtue...so long as all the common sense has not leaked out.
I'd just go to home depot and get rector seal for that application....much cheaper.
I generally like the 545 by far.
271 or 275 are for thread locking, not sealing.
There's also 565 which is thicker and messier. For pneumatic use 545 is quick and cleans up easy without the stick mess of 565.
Liquid sealants take 2-3 seconds to apply and are awesome if you are doing a lot of fittings.