Water Softener Leak

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  1. Mar 23, 2018 #1

    Ejm

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    I’m frustrated with a slow drip/leak on the bypass valve on a water softener I installed. I opted to separately purchase the metal bypass valve and not use the plastic one that came with the Fleck Softener. I’ve tried twice and still get a slow leak where the threaded brass fitting screws into the bypass valve.

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  2. Mar 23, 2018 #2

    speedbump

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    I don't see a drip in the pictures, but I only see teflon tape on one of the fittings.
     
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  3. Mar 24, 2018 #3

    Ejm

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    I wore off the Teflon tape messing with the connection! I did a little more Googling on the metal bypass and found thread seal was recommended. I got a tube and it did the trick!
     

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