Threaded joint problem

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ChickenRob

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I hired a professional to install whole house water filters in my home. There are several threaded joints that are now leaking, and they seem to be leaking a gel like consistency. The only thing in the joint is PTFE tape. Any thoughts about what might be causing this gel to drip?
 

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Sounds like the guy used silicone or something on the threads along with the Teflon.

Call the guy back to correct his work if he has insurance/legit business.
 

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Well, I had him back over to look at the problem. He says he’s not sure what’s causing the gel. He’s a veteran commercial plumber with a good reputation, and I don’t think he’s lying to me when he says it’s just ptfe tape in those threads. But it makes me nervous.
 

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He did it a year ago. No one else has touched it. It’s been leaking for a while, it took me 6 months to get him back here because of pandemic safety issues.
 

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It’s probably fungus mildew jelly crap that grows on slow leaks

Same thing grows in AC condensate drain.
That would be unpleasant, but a relief. He’s gonna fix the joints, I was concern with what might be causing the goo. Sounds like fixing the joints will take care of the goo.
 
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