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Real-Tuff 4 oz. Pipe Thread Sealant

$8.97
  • Pipe thread sealant fills in cracks and lubricates the thread
  • High PTFE presence ensures flexural strength in low temperatures
  • Safe to use pipe dope with water lines
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About This Product

Hercules Real Tuff is a multi-purpose, heavy-duty white PTFE thread sealant that uses a unique system of fine-grain PTFE particles to fill cracks and thread imperfections. The sealant forms durable, leak-free seals so that joints can be tested and put into service immediately. It can be used on lines carrying water, steam, caustics and dilute acids. Behold the power of Hercules, products built to last and trusted by plumbers to withstand even the toughest conditions.

Highlights

  • Withstands temperatures from 50°F to 550°F
  • Use on all metals and PVC, CPV and ABS plastics
  • Multi-purpose, heavy-duty white PTFE thread sealant
  • Suitable for use with all liquids, including drinking water, and gases except for oxygen
  • Suitable for use with all liquids and gases except for oxygen
  • Maximum working hydraulic pressure of 12,000 psi
  • Will not run or drip from joints, is non-flammable, and contains no heavy metals or volatile solvents
  • Particles fill cracks and thread imperfections for excellent lubricating and sealing properties
  • Forms leak-free joints that can be used immediately
  • Soft set with no cure time required
  • Holds tight against expansion and contraction and resists strong acids, alkalis and ketones
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Product Information

Internet # 203304169

Model # 156152

Store SKU # 688179

Specifications

Dimensions: H 3.4 in, W 1.5 in, D 1.5 in

Dimensions

Container Size (oz.)

4

Product Depth (in.)

1.5 in

Product Height (in.)

3.4 in

Product Width (in.)

1.5 in

Details

Dry time (hours)

1

Maintenance, Repair & Supplies Product Type

Putty/Sealant

Pack Size

1

Returnable

90-Day

Warranty / Certifications

Manufacturer Warranty

1 Year Limited

Questions & Answers

2Questions
caret
Q:The unwiped joint still is wet even though the joint was made up a month ago. Does it stay wet forever?
by|Dec 4, 2023
1 Answer
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A:  George, It shouldn't be "wet" but it will remain pliable and soft.

by|Dec 13, 2023
    caret
    Q:Is there an applicator brush attached to the inside of the cap?
    by|Oct 31, 2016
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    A:  Hi David, Yes,there is a pretty good sized brush attached to the underside of the lid.

    by|Jan 16, 2020
    1 found this answer helpful

    A:  Yes.

    by|Dec 4, 2018

    A:  Yes, has application brush.

    by|Jan 16, 2020
    1 found this answer helpful

    A:  Yes

    by|May 6, 2023

      A:  yes

      by|May 4, 2023
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        Customer Reviews

        4.7 out of 5

        • 4.7 out of 102 reviews
        • 95% recommend this product
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        YOU FOUND IT!
        Hercules Real-Tuff thread sealant handles ALL my needs around home, shop, farm, garage. After reading the back labels of others, I found this pipe sealant covers anything I could use it for. Oil, gasoline, diesel, steam, hydraulic, potable water. Used to have several other types for different uses and got tired of reading the labels every time I had a different job to do. JUST BUY THE ONE THAT DOES IT ALL! 4 oz. is > plenty for DIY. Already used it for hydraulic fluid (steel nptf fittings) potable water (galvanized, steel, brass) and propane (black iron and brass)... no leaks. Thick and creamy, applies easy with brush in cap, excess wipes off easy or to use again. I Like Done Once and got it!
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          I was surprised at how heavy this little 4 ounce jar of Real-Tuff PTFE Paste Thread Sealant was w...
          I was surprised at how heavy this little 4 ounce jar of Real-Tuff PTFE Paste Thread Sealant was when I took it from the shipping package. Although it is 4 fluid ounces, it actually weighs 7.4 ounces or almost half a pound. Polytetrafluoroethylene (PTFE) is a synthetic fluoropolymer of tetrafluoroethylene. Being hydrophobic, non-wetting, high density and resistant to high temperatures, PTFE is an incredibly versatile material with a wide variety of applications, thought it's perhaps best-known for its non-stick properties. So this sealant is sort of like liquid teflon tape. The next surprise was how thick this stuff is -- it clung to the brush so much that it looked like the brush was deformed. My old thread sealant that I've used for years is an aqua blue color, but this new stuff is pure white and goes onto the threads easily. Even better, it stays on the threads exactly where you have applied it -- my old stuff would sometimes migrate a bit after application. I can't say how it holds up over time since I've only had it for a month or so, but it feels like it will last fine and not dry out too much which is important if it's going to keep the threads sealed tight.
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          This REAL-TUFF PTFE Paste looks to be a very good product. It can be used on virtually every type of pipe, and can be used with most fluids and gasses, including potable water lines. When applied, it does not harden with temperature or age, important if disassembly is ever required. The 4 oz. container is a very convenient size for the home shop, or someone who doesn’t need to use it regularly. Pipe thread lubricant/sealant (pipe dope) is an absolute necessity for any kind of threaded pipe joints. The most important aspect is lubrication, which allows the threads to seal well, and the PTFE is an excellent thread lubricant. Since long before becoming a pipe-fitter nearly 50 years ago, I’ve used pipe dopes. Still have a very old can of Rectorseal No. 5, as well as a couple of fairly old cans of T-Plus 2, and a few 1 oz. tubes of Oatey PTFE out in the shop, and always have a tube in the truck tool bag. Also always keep Teflon Tape on hand. Although the No. 5 is very good, I’ve rarely used it since the Teflon types became available. This REAL-TUFF is very similar to the T-Plus 2, but seems to be a bit smoother. It looks to be very much like what’s in the Oatey tubes. In some cases the paste is much easier to use than tape. I also use dope on the threads and back sides of compression ferrules and unions (never on the face). Though not specifically made as an anti-seize compound, in a pinch, it can be used to lubricate threads of bolts and nuts. I recently replaced the gas valve in our furnace, which would have been a perfect time to try it out, but timing did not work out, so I used my old stand-by. I did, however, put some on a ¾” black iron pipe nipple and hand threaded it into a 90. It seemed fairly smooth.
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          easy to use, size of container is handy. fits easily into a tool pouch or bag for when your away ...
          easy to use, size of container is handy. fits easily into a tool pouch or bag for when your away from your work vehicle. it apply s easily with brush and is thick, i used it on a water softener installation and had zero leaks. i am brand loyal, but would choose this again if it was available where i am. like most of it, its usable about anywhere a leak proof seal is required.
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          Excellent product, sealed as expected.
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          Only thing that worked
          Tried a few different PTFE tapes to seal thread coming out of a water supply pipe for my toilet. Leaked with two generic ptfe threads. Tried blue monster PTFE tape + blue monster pipe sealant over that. Leaked. Tried just blue monster pipe thread sealant by itself. Leaked. This stuff worked 100%. Would have given 5 stars except the applicator hairs fall off the brush and can screw your application to failure if they get into pipe threads. Home Depot 500 max character review limit SUCKS.
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            I had previously used PTFE tape and had slight leakage. The second time around I used this pipe thread sealant and it eliminated the leakage.
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