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Old 09-18-2008, 10:44 AM   #1
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Help - I got Kerdi-Fix on my stub-outs

So I got my Kerdi up and then sealed the area between the plumbing stub-outs and the drywall with kerdi-fix, but I ended up getting some of it on the threads of the stub outs. I've tried peeling it off but that stuff is so thick and doesn't come off easily - it leaves plenty behind.

My concern is that once I put my plumbing fixtures on, the kerdi-fix on the threads will prohibit a good tight waterproof connection. I was wondering if anybody had any suggestions for getting the stub threads clean for the showerhead and body jet connections?

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Old 09-18-2008, 11:03 AM   #2
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You can rent a thread chase, or make one yourself.

Are these stub-outs male or female and can you at least get something started on those threads?

A picture would help so we could see exactly what you have to deal with.
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Old 09-18-2008, 05:01 PM   #3
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Hi Mike,

Thanks for the note. The stub-outs are standard male 1/2" threaded brass - I've attached some pitchers of them. Maybe I should get a nut that would fit the threads and run it on it a few times? I'm just really concerned that no matter what, a little might be left behind and that will cause the connection to not be watertight and leak.

Thanks again!

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Old 09-18-2008, 05:16 PM   #4
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have you tried a hard wire brush ?
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a little might be left behind and that will cause the connection to not be watertight and leak.
I think Teflon tape or plumbers thread dope will seal it up.





on another note........

this thread reminded me of that old Reese's commercial.

"I got Kerdi-Fix on my stub-outs"


you got chocolate on my peanut butter!
you got peanut butter on my chocolate!
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Old 09-18-2008, 05:53 PM   #5
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Steel coupling work better, Mikey, last longer, too.

I wouldn't worry about it much. Cut around the pipe close to the wall with a utility knife and run a war brush over them threads little bit. What stays on is pipe dope, not Kerdi Fix.

My opinion; worth price charged.
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