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#1 Chris Throws Pots

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 07:24 PM

Hi All,

I'm in the process of doing some upgrades to the studio's Raku kiln and equipment. The burner head (a Ward MR100) was all rusted out so I ordered a replacement, but I have a question about sealant used on the threaded connection.

When I removed the old burner head from the valve section of the rig, I noticed some sort of sealant had been used where the male and female sides meet. It had deteriorated over years of use, but it was obvious something had been applied. What is this stuff? Is it necessary if the connection is tight? If necessary, how is is best applied? Once it's on there, is it permanent?

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Posted 23 April 2014 - 11:40 PM

standard sealant on gas line is something called Rectorseal.  Good for 400F



#3 Marcia Selsor

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 07:26 AM

Call Marc and ask him. It may. Be a higher temperature sealant.
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#4 Chris Throws Pots

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 11:14 AM

Thanks schism and Marcia,
I confirmed with Ward that Rectorseal is the right product. I'm all sealed and ready to fire on Monday.
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#5 Mark C.

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Posted 24 April 2014 - 03:07 PM

Rectorseal for all gas lines
That's the right stuff
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