Teflon Tape Done Right
Teflon Tape Done Right - Down Right. "Downright Every Time!"
It is critical to wind Teflon tape the proper direction.
You must apply Teflon Tape to the pipe threads in the correct direction or it will spin out of the threads when the fitting is screwed on.
Hold the pipe in your left hand and the teflon tape in your right hand. When looking at the end of the pipe, wind the teflon tape clockwise around the pipe (so that the your taping hand is traveling downward on the right side of the pipe).
Three turns. That's it.
Just remember: Down Right - Done Right.
You'll be right 'downright' every time!