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Old 07-26-2009, 06:25 PM   #11
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Plumbers tape is Teflon tape used to help seal threaded seal in plumbing. If you replace a shower head in the bath tub plumber tape would be wrapped on the treads before screwing on new head.

Pull on the tape as you wrap it this will help it to stick to itself.
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Old 07-27-2009, 03:28 PM   #12
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Hey all,
Why does the tape need to be stretchy?
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Old 07-27-2009, 06:33 PM   #13
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It's not sticky, so it's stretchy to snug up to what you're wrapping it around.
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Old 07-28-2009, 01:58 PM   #14
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Also because you are trying to wrap something that is pointed ( or not flat) so if there is no stretch you will get bumpy ridges.... or at least that is one of my reasons! Thanks for all the info on plumbers tape, it kind of reminds me of floral tape....
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Old 07-28-2009, 04:55 PM   #15
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I would use the as suqee had suggested. You can that at any D.I.Y stores or in pluming department store.
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Originally Posted by hookedonknitting View Post
Also because you are trying to wrap something that is pointed ( or not flat) so if there is no stretch you will get bumpy ridges.... or at least that is one of my reasons! Thanks for all the info on plumbers tape, it kind of reminds me of floral tape....
Yes plumbers tape is similar to floral tape in that as you stretch it it will stick to its self. The major difference is that plumbers tape is Teflon based and is slick once applied. Hopefully this will allow the stitches to slide right along.
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Old 07-29-2009, 12:31 PM   #17
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I love that you know the difference between all these tapes!!
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Originally Posted by hookedonknitting View Post
I love that you know the difference between all these tapes!!
Floral tape

is used to wrap flowers. I frequently see it wrap around the stems of the flowers a man wears on his suit coat. When stretched it becomes sticky and sticks to itself.

Plumbers Tape

is normally a white Teflon tape that is used to seal threaded pipe connections. The tape is wrapped, once or twice, around the threads on the male side of the connection and then the female side is screwed on over the plumbers tape. The tape is just thick enough to fill space between the treads and slick (Teflon) enough to allow for ease of threading.
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I knew about plumber's tape, but wasn't aware of floral tape.
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