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Installation of Tapered Thread Connections

[1] Apply 1-1/2 to 2 wraps of PTFE tape,
in a clockwise direction, starting one or
two threads from the lead edge,
For type 316 stainless steel,
be sure to use stainless grade tape.

[2] Check threads to make sure there is no damage
and that tape is properly installed.
Align threaded connections and carefully
begin threading the two halves together.

[3] Finger tighten the connection.


[4] With even and smooth force applied, wrench tighten
according to the "Turns From Finger Tight" values
listed in the table below. DO NOT OVERTIGHTEN!

[5] Coupling is ready for use.




SAE Size NPFE Thread Size Turns from
Finger Tight
-4 1/4" - 18 2
-6 3/8" - 18 2
-8 1/2" - 14 2
-12 3/4" - 14 1-1/2
-16 1" - 11-1/2 1-1/2
Do Not Overtighten!