11:22AM | 02/24/04
Member Since: 02/23/04
1 lifetime posts
When I detected a small leak in the gas line running to my water heater, I contacted the gas company and had a technician visit my home. The tech unscrewed a joint in the metal pipe carrying natural gas to the water heater and coated the threads with a blue substance similar to modeling clay before reattaching the pipe.

He referred to the claylike substance as pipe cement. I have been unable to locate this item in a home improvement store because pipe sealants are usually liquid or similar in texture to caulk. Does anyone know what this "clay" truly is and where to buy it?

plumber Tom

01:07PM | 02/24/04
Member Since: 05/10/03
810 lifetime posts
Is what you are looking to buy. I use the white dope with Teflon added to it, works just fine. You will find different colors. A good name brand pipe dope is Rectorseal #5.


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