I think I read somewhere that applying a small amount of silicone grease
to the rubber diaphragm washer in a toilet cistern water inlet valve
will improve the seal and increase the lifetime of the washer.
Is this true?
I always use silicon grease on all threads and seals when doing plumbing work. Not sure if it makes them last longer, but threads are easier to snug up, and seals seem to seal better. Also, and this is the major issue, getting things apart in the future is much easier. For non-plumbing jobs, stuff like anti-seize is also useful on threads you want to get apart later -- lug nuts, stuff exposed to the weather, etc.
73 /paul W3FIS
On 12/27/2012 7:47 PM, email@example.com wrote:
I've used "silicone" grease for outdoor antenna connections because
silicon is too abrasive but makes great semiconductors. The best thing
to use on plumbing connections is Teflon bearing pipe dope or a product
I use for a lot of things called Leak Lock. ^_^
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