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#1 (permalink)      8/17/2017 8:45:06 PM US Central   quote/reply + tips
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Time To Get Tight!
Really pleased with the looks & price of these. Only thing is some are rather loose on a lot of my attys. What's the best way of getting them to fit better short of super glue? Dental floss? Maybe a tiny piece of electricians tape or what?


PS: Can't find my rainbow at the moment which is a great excuse to order another set!

PPS: Feel like a bit of a dunce answering my own question but I just stuck about 1.5mm of black electricians tape and it works fine. Used the shiny kind and it will probably come off when I remove the DT but it's a good temporary fix. Gotta experiment with other tapes (cloth-like electricians tape come to mind...wonder if any currently resides in the cave?).

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PTFE tape.
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Thanks zeexc. Just ordered a roll. Think I'll find many uses for that.
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Strips of tin foil would work if adding a few mil's is required.

ptfe tape can be heat resistant but it often has a silicone layer/coating & others brands come with an adhesive, it depends on the intended application.
Just a thought to consider when purchasing.

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@AuralVirus: Got plenty of tin foil...will give it a try. Had a roll of teflon tape that wasn't adhesive (which, I guess, would be preferable). Checked the one I ordered and it didn't mention. Only $3 bucks & change so no biggie. Thanks for the tip.
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Not sure if you'll be concerned but reading a totally unrelated thread a guy seemed quite adamant people sresearch "PTFE Flu" prior to a purchase which he experienced due to said product overheating and "releasing TOXIC fumes." at only 35watts....
mind you this was on a Nail / Dry Content Vaporizer so he may just have got too stoned and blamed this "sickness" on ptfe flu :) (stoners can be such hypochondriacs) :D
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I use white PTFE thread sealant tape to seal threaded pipes and to preserve threads on some fasteners where galling or seizing is a concern. Generic 1/2" roll cost less than $1.00 at hardware store. 100% PTFE (extruded teflon). 550F max working temp. Non-toxic. Stretches to extremely thin layer. Typical application is 3 tight stretched wraps. Remove/avoid overhang into working ID of sealed pipe before assembly. Common vaping application is to seal loose hot pin on atty and to tighten up loose compression assemblies.