I need to replace the valve in my shower. The current one sticks and we keep
breaking the plastic knob used to turn the water off/on.
The directions indicate NOT to use a silcon or petroleum based lube for the
valve, but to instead use a water based lubes.
Won't a water based lube get washed away fairly quickly? Is there something
better that I should be using?
There is plumber's grease. I don't know what its base is. It came in
container as big as a stack of 6 quarters iirc. It worked great to
lubricate a stem in a valve for a year or so but not forever, and I'm
certainly not going to take it apart every 2 years. Of course there
is no water running up the stem to wash away the grease. -- I wanted
to be able to adjust the bathtub faucet with my foot, and that worked
for a year or so, but after that it didn't turn so easy so I learned
to use both feet.
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