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  1. Jojo

    Jojo New Member

    Hi, I have just installed a thermostatic shower using SpeedfiT fittings and plastic pipe. Both the hot and cold Speedfit brass male connectors leaked after a day or two of using, (leaking from the connection to the shower valve) so researched online - used ptfe tape (wrapped 20 times in the right direction) with Fernox LS-X left overnight to set. Been using the shower for 2 weeks and just when I thought it was safe to start tiling a small leak appears from the cold connector this morning. I don't know what else to do! Could the shower be faulty?
    All advice much appreciated!
     
  2. Harvest Fields

    Harvest Fields Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Any pictures please
     
  3. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    loctite 577 if it's an all brass male and female thread
     
  4. Jojo

    Jojo New Member

    Both front and back attached

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  5. Jojo

    Jojo New Member

    Ok thanks - do I use without ptfe tape?
     
  6. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Two options

    One

    More ptfe 20-25 rotations/ layers

    Two

    Loctite 577
     
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  7. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Without and works 100% or the time but the lsx will need to be cleaned off the threads
     
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