Plumbers give LOCTITE their seal of approval 21 December 2022

In common with many other plumbing professionals, Euan Ross and Scott Enfield, have experienced the downside of using traditional methods to seal threaded joints. Here, both have confirmed it now takes them a fraction of the time to create a secure and clean seal by switching to the LOCTITE® 55 pipe sealing cord from Henkel Adhesive Technologies.

The application of LOCTITE® 55 is quick and easy. Users simply wind the sealing cord onto the first pitches clockwise and cross over the threads; the pack advises the correct number of turns for the application. Then the cord is cut using the dispenser’s cutting device and the loose ends are pressed onto the thread before securing the fittings.

“At my previous employer, the plumbing methods were a little old fashioned, using hemp and paste on cylinders and PTFE tape on threads. When I started my own business, I came across LOCTITE® 55 at a distributor and gave it a try. I found it absolutely brilliant and haven’t looked back. I don’t use anything else now for either metal or plastic pipes. It needs no cure time and delivers an immediate, full pressure seal,” explains Euan Ross.

“Like most plumbers, I come from a world dominated by PTFE tape for sealing threaded joints. Problem is, you never know if it is going to be effective. The number of times I’ve filled up a system and it hasn’t held, made me determined to find a different solution. These days, if I do anything involving a thread I immediately reach for LOCTITE® 55.  I don’t even think about using anything else. LOCTITE® is failsafe and comes off the roll easier than PTFE tape. I have total confidence in the product,” adds Scott Enfield.

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