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? about hydraulic hoses

Discussion in 'Meyer / Diamond Products Discussion' started by louis613, Sep 26, 2007.

  1. louis613

    louis613 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    probably a dumb question, but when installing new hoses, couplers and fittings, are you supposed to put teflon tape on the threads or any other kind of sealer?
  2. Sydenstricker Landscaping

    Sydenstricker Landscaping PlowSite Veteran
    Messages: 3,882

    I would def. put tape around them. It will help against any air getting in or leaks
  3. Camden

    Camden PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 6,604

    Definitely use Teflon tape on all fittings
  4. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    No tape on a compression/tappered fitting as it is a wast of tape.
    The threads do not make the seal.

    On pipe connections you can use tape but not goop.

    Any excess goop or shreds of tape will clog your filter.
  5. louis613

    louis613 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    which fittings are the tapered compression ones?
  6. B&B

    B&B PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 12,777

    Tape is fine but when you wrap the tape around the threads, do not wrap the first few threads, start further up on the fitting. This will prevent the tape from getting cut and entering the hydraulic system when you screw the fitting together. You'd be surprised how many plow pumps I've repaired due to Teflon tape plugging filters and jamming valves. The paste type sealer is just as bad when improperly used as well.
  7. louis613

    louis613 Junior Member
    Messages: 5

    thanks guys!
  8. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    first pic pipe fittings, o.k. to use tape.

    second tapered no tape.
    if the nut spins separately from the hose do not use tape it is a wast,
    Last edited: Feb 11, 2008
  9. #1 plowtech

    #1 plowtech Senior Member
    Messages: 253

    I personally do not use any tape. if you are using quality parts, the threads normally seal the fluid.I have not had any issues with fluid leakage. Goodluck, Plowtech:)
  10. Wicked500R

    Wicked500R Senior Member
    Messages: 394

    I am with Plowtech on this one...I don't use anything either and never had any leaks...
  11. itsgottobegreen

    itsgottobegreen PlowSite.com Addict
    Messages: 1,351

    Tape Is Bad!!!!!!!!!!
  12. SnoFarmer

    SnoFarmer PlowSite Fanatic
    from N,E. MN
    Messages: 9,883

    I agree, Tape or goop is bad..

    But some folks insists on using pluming fittings and on those the threads make the seal. Some rams do not have a place for a seal on the round cylinder If if leaked I would use tape but I would prefer to use nothing.
  13. JD Dave

    JD Dave PlowSite Fanatic
    Messages: 11,194

    I'm lazy now and only use tape if it leaks. It rarely ever does.