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Always use Teflon tape with pipe-threaded fittings. Wrap Teflon tape clockwise 4 - 5 times around pipe threads. Hose-thread fittings use a hose washer to make a water-tight seal.
Officially called "Garden Hose Thread" (GHT), hose threads are found on garden hoses and many irrigation parts and adapter fittings. Generally referred to as "3/4" hose threads" the outer diameter is 1.0625 inches and has a pitch of 11.5 tpi (threads per inch). Hose threads are NOT the same as pipe threads and should never be screwed into pipe threaded fittings.
Male hose threads are found on the outside of a fitting and thread into female hose threads.
Female hose threads are found on the inside of a fitting and accept male hose threads.
Hose threads do not require Teflon tape or pipe dope (like pipe threads), just a hose washer. If you find a water leak with hose threads, it is most likely a worn hose washer. It may be time to replace it. Hose washers are found inside fittings with female hose threads. See also Pipe Thread, Adapter, Swivel, Hose Washer, Teflon Tape
The common term for National Pipe Thread (NPT). Pipe threads require Teflon tape or pipe dope to create a water-tight seal. Do not thread together pipe threads and hose threads. See also Teflon Tape, Pipe Dope, Hose Thread.
A non-adhesive tape (made of Teflon non-stick material) that is used to create a water-tight seal with pipe threaded fittings. It is tightly wrapped in a clockwise motion 3-4 times around the male pipe threads. Male and female fittings are then threaded together.
Rubber gasket found inside fittings with female hose threads that makes a water-tight seal. See also Hose Thread.