Pipe Dope

Pipe Dope EL Paso and Albuquerque

Pipe dope is a necessary resource for all contractors specializing in water pumping and delivery systems. At Albuquerque Pipe and Pump Supply Company, we know that having a reliable thread lubricant and sealing compound can mean the difference between a strong connection and an inconvenient leak. We carry a variety of pipe-joint compounds, sealants and tapes to ensure that every job is completed with the highest level of quality and consistency.

Types of Thread Sealants

Nearly every piping and pumping job requires a trusty thread sealant. Thankfully, contractors around EL Paso and Albuquerque have three great options to choose from:

Berkeley Pumps offers a variety of water pumps and pressurized water storage tanks for residential water supply projects, as well as centrifugal pumps, line shaft turbine pumps and sub-turbine pumps for irrigation. Their product line includes:

  • Pipe Dopes: This is a solvent that has been used for decades across a spectrum of industries. When applied, the solvent begins to evaporate and seals two pipes or fittings by adhering the plastics to one another.
  • Teflon Tapes: Unlike other tapes, Teflon tapes are nonstick and are used to make pipe and fitting assembly easier. Its lubrication helps these pipes assemble quickly without damaging the threading.
  • Anaerobic Resin Compounds: While pipe dope contains a solvent, anaerobic resin compounds use a cure that seals pipe together. Unlike other solvents, anaerobic resin compounds will not crack or shrink over time.

Though all three of these sealants can be used, each has its limitations. First, Teflon tapes are not recommended for adherence to flanks due to limited reliable in sealing. Due to tearing, Teflon tapes are not recommended for extended use for water streams when leakage is a concern. Anaerobic resins may not be the best solution as the makeup is chemical, which will interact with other liquids or gases unacceptably. Expert advice is recommended when selecting your best pipe dope.

One advantage of pipe dopes, however, is that they are affordable sealant alternatives, that are quick and easy to use. These options can be used on any pipe regardless of chemical composition and tends to dry quickly to provide a great seal.

Pipe Sealants from ABQ Pipe

Even the best pipes and pumps can become compromised by poor performing pipe sealants. When you’re completing a residential, commercial, irrigation or agricultural job, you need to have confidence in every product you use. ABQ Pipe only carries reliable sealants manufactured by trusted brands that the industry relies on. When you need affordable and reliable pipe dope for your next series of projects around Albuquerque or El Paso, give us a call at Albuquerque Pipe and Pump Supply Company.