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Sealing a sight glass connection

Postby Bad 'Ed » Sat Oct 12, 2019 21:50

I bought a bigger boiler off someone a while ago and the sight glass which measures how much water is in the boiler leaks slightly from where the elbow joint joins to the perspex tube.

Would the silicone sealant which you use in the bathroom be the best way to seal it up again?

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Re: Sealing a sight glass connection

Postby Oldstunty » Sun Oct 13, 2019 11:12

Could you wrap some ptfe tape around the joint and push it into the seal?

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Re: Sealing a sight glass connection

Postby Bad 'Ed » Sun Oct 13, 2019 12:29

It wasn't coming out easily, but it was wobbly. I could probably take it out if need be.

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Re: Sealing a sight glass connection

Postby Dave1970 » Mon Oct 14, 2019 14:33

I used on mine. You might get away with dribbling some of this into the thread without removing the tube?

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