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    Default How to keep pipe thread from rusting

    What does everyone use to keep the threads on the pipe from rusting throughout the year? I have an ASAP and portable hole. Trying to decide how to prevent the threads from rusting during the off season.


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    Default Re: How to keep pipe thread from rusting

    Apply a thin coating of a light weight oil to the threads and they will not rust.

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    Default Re: How to keep pipe thread from rusting

    good old axel grease!

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    Default Re: How to keep pipe thread from rusting

    No-oxide grease. We coat battery terminals with it.

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    Default Re: How to keep pipe thread from rusting

    Bacon Grease - smells delicious and is functional.

    Seriously though - some type of a light grease or a thick oil brushed on lightly should work fine to protect it.

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    Default Re: How to keep pipe thread from rusting

    Teflon tape can make sure you can get it apart.

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    Default Re: How to keep pipe thread from rusting

    Quote Originally Posted by idahocampers View Post
    good old axel grease!
    +1 but add a plastic wrap, then tape to keep the grease off everything else.
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    Default Re: How to keep pipe thread from rusting

    http://www.corrosionx.com/electronics.html.

    I also use it on all of my electrical connectors...
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    Default Re: How to keep pipe thread from rusting

    Just a light coat of oil, as mentioned will keep it from rusting. Also makes assembly and disassembly easier.

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    Default Re: How to keep pipe thread from rusting

    I have sprayed mine with Rustoleum and before I assemble it I put some vaseline on the threads of both pieces. Works great for me. I have a JUMP pole I built many years ago and I cannot get that unscrewed from the base even after soaking it in wd40 for days (both inside and outside and banging on a pipe wrench with a sledge hammer so you will do well to take it apart every year. I never took the bottom pipe from my base until I wanted to uprade that pole to an ASAP last year. I learned my lesson the hard way. LOL Fortunately the JUMP still works fine.
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