Plumbing: Teflon Tape

Teflon tape is a special, non-sticky tape that is used to seal the connection between threaded plumbing fittings.  It is used by wrapping the tape tightly around the male threads 4-5 five times then attaching the fittings together.  It doesn’t harden and allows the fittings to be taken apart if needed.  They have to be re-taped if put back together.

Teflon tape comes in a couple different thicknesses depending on the fit of the threads.  White is the most common and gray is the thicker option.