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Chesprocott Health District - News: Should plumber’s putty, thread sealant, grease or lubricants ever be used in the installation or repairs of toilet fill
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Should plumber’s putty, thread sealant, grease or lubricants ever be used in the installation or repairs of toilet fill
Last Update: Sep 03, 2002

Not normally, since all primary seals depend on compressing rubber or fiber washers (shank washer, coupling nut washer or Duckbill washer/check valve) with threaded, mechanical fittings. Service plumbers sometimes remove excessive mineral deposits on “old-style” brass plungers and apply plumber’s grease to the plunger to eliminate sticking. While this practice will sometimes work, an easier, more economical, and more permanent solution is strongly recommended by CESCO. All of CESCO’s “new generation” anti-siphon and traditional ballcock models are now produced with engineered plastic plungers which are self-lubricating and eliminate mineral buildup. These new plastic plunger assemblies are available as repair parts for all ballcocks, including all installed units in field service. NOTE: Although not usually necessary, silicone lubricants may be safely used to facilitate installation on all of CESCO’s O-rings and U-cups. Thread sealants, Teflon tape, or anaerobic thread sealants may be used (but seldom needed) on brass refill connectors and nylon seats to eliminate leakage at these threaded connections.



FAQ Introduction
Common Toilet Troubleshooting Steps and some Frequently Asked Questions.
How long should it take to fill the tank and how can that be regulated?
The time to fill the tank varies with the design and size of the tank.
Why do toilet suppliers caution against over-tightening the nuts on toilet tank fixtures and trim?
Toilets are made of vitreous china, an exceptionally strong and durable material but one that can crack if subjected to a sharp impact or excessive stress.
What is the best way to adjust the water level in the tank?
The techniques vary by design among toilet fill valves.
Why must the refill tube always be kept above the water level?
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How important is it to flush the line before or when installing a replacement toilet fill valve?
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What are the leading causes of premature failure of all toilet tank fittings and what are the implications?
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Considering Cutting the Overflow Tube Below the C-L Marking on the Fill Valve?
Some fill valve suppliers and "how to" guides recommend cutting the overflow tube at 1" below the C-L mark on the valve. When should this be done?
Conformance with anti-siphon installation requirements of the ASSE 1002 Standard
Why does the critical level (C-L) mark of a toilet fill valve have to be a minimum of 1" above the top of the overflow tube (flood plain) to be in conformance with anti-siphon installation requirements of the ASSE 1002 Standard?
What is water hammer, why is it a problem, and what can be done to eliminate it?
Water hammer is the instantaneous increase in water pressure that occurs when water flowing in a pipe stops abruptly (as with a snap action valve closing).
Why does CESCO suggest that toilet repairs should be done by licensed plumber?
Should plumber’s putty, thread sealant, grease or lubricants ever be used in the installation or repairs of toilet fill
What is the least understood and most ignored routine maintenance tasks?
Why is it important to recognize and conform to anti-siphon codes?
What is thermal expansion in residential water supply pipes, why is it a problem, and what is the solution?
Why do many leading suppliers of [plastic] fill valves disclaim responsibility/reliability from product failures?
How much water should be in the bowl after the flushing cycle is completed and the fill valve shuts off?

 

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