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  1. alphabeta

    alphabeta New Member

    Hi folks,

    Installing a new towel rail and it has two valves at the bottom that screw up into the towel rail with 90 degree valve taps on them, when I ptfe and tighten them it all works fine, they just reach fully tightened position at wonky directions.

    How can I ensure they tighten at nice 90 degree angles to the towel rail?

    Sure there’s some smart trick here, just can’t figure it out!
  2. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    add more pfte tape so it so stops where you want it
  3. rpm

    rpm Trusted Plumber

    Loctite 55 can be backed off slightly to align fittings.
  4. scott_d

    scott_d Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

    Any pics?
    I don't really understand what you are describing
  5. Chalked

    Chalked Plumber GSR

    Loctite 777. Put in tight and tight, line up, leave for half an hour, fill up and that’s it.
  6. alphabeta

    alphabeta New Member

    Excellent advice folks - so Loctite 55 Vs 777?? Which is best?
  7. Chalked

    Chalked Plumber GSR

    Both have a place.
    55 when you have a slack thread and need it to tighten tight and 77 all other times.
  8. alphabeta

    alphabeta New Member

    Ta for advice! Anyone got a link to Loctite 77 ? (Assume it's 77 Vs 777 now?) Can't see an obvious stockist on Google, so obviously typing the name wrong or something
  9. ShaunCorbs

    ShaunCorbs S. Mod Trusted Plumber GSR Top Contributor!!

  10. alphabeta

    alphabeta New Member

    Ah, got it!
  11. TMHM

    TMHM Member

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