Food safe silicon question.

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  1. Brewer #47445

    Brewer #47445 New Member

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    Hi, I recently got a "fastfermenter" system because I'm tired of using buckets. Anyway no matter how much thread tape I use I cant stop a leak around the thermowell.

    Would it be ok to use a food safe silicon around that well to stop this leak? Thoughts?
     
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    You didn't cross-thread the thermowell? In general, NPT threads will seal. I don't see any real problem using food-safe silicone but I don't imagine it will seal, either.
     
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    Is the leak at the thread or where t-well is attached to Fermenter? Leak at t-well=return to mgt. Leak at npt = cross thread. You're on your own to fix it.
    Check out proper size Tap & handle to repair thread. Good luck.
     

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