Is it a good idea to put some kind of anti-seize compound when you install
faucet valves etc. The idea is that years later you want to be able to
easily unbolt, extract a valve stem etc without struggling with a blowtorch.
This is because after you installed a valve that over time as it sits there
the thing hardens making it very difficult to remove. So anti-seize
compound is a good preventative measure.
These are the same things used in automotive mechanics application, ie when
they bolt things to the engine they would put it around the thread of the
bolt and years later, it can be unbolted easily. The reason I am not sure
is whether this is toxic or not, after all we still have to get water from
the faucet for cooking etc. Any idea?
Why not ? Half my city has lead paint used as
The real reason you use it is to *allow the threads to
go in deeper, threads seal, not any compound.
BTW, I just had a heavy metal blood test done. I'm clean.
You have to ax for it. They send the sample to Calif.
I have lead bodies (FB's) in my knee joint and needed to find out
if that's a problem.
I have a question about hot and cold water tank placings and thought
that someone in your plumbing group may be able to help but I am new to
news groups and whilst I can read them etc I have no idea where to start
in joining them so that I can post a question. Please can you help? Richard
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