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Oatey 1 oz. Plumber's Grease
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Oatey

1 oz. Plumber's Grease

$1.97 /each

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A special combination of lithium soaps, solvent refined base stocks and additives. Formulated for many plumbing applications. Makes hard turning faucets work smoothly.

  • Lubricates stems of faucets, valves, ballcocks etc.
  • Not for use on rubber or synthetic O-rings
  • Waterproof
  • Will not melt like ordinary grease

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What kind of O-rings can this be used with?

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----Not for use on rubber or synthetic O-rings---
What other kinds of O-rings are there, and how can you tell what kind of material an O-ring is made from? Can you use this grease on any other seals or gaskets?
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Do not use this grease on any o-rings or similar elastomers. I used it on o-rings in a Moen shower valve. The grease was absorbed by the o-rings, which then expanded ans made the valve very hard to operate. There are silicone (non petroleum) lubricants that work on o-rings.
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Regarding the answer from "Pete": I would expect that virtually all lubricants and adhesives will have some kind of "seek medical attention if ingested" warning, since they are not intended to be consumed. But, for lubricating a plumbing O-ring, we are talking about a minuscule amount being applied to the O-ring, and any that might be on a surface that contacts the water would soon be flushed way by the Read More
Regarding the answer from "Pete": I would expect that virtually all lubricants and adhesives will have some kind of "seek medical attention if ingested" warning, since they are not intended to be consumed. But, for lubricating a plumbing O-ring, we are talking about a minuscule amount being applied to the O-ring, and any that might be on a surface that contacts the water would soon be flushed way by the flow of water. Think about the copper pipe installed in your house for carrying water. If you brought that pipe from the store, do you think the inside of that pipe is perfectly pristine, with no residue from its manufacturing process? Would you be comfortable licking the inside of that pipe? Probably not, unless water had been run through it to rinse out debris and contaminants.
Anyway, my original question concerned whether the lithium grease would cause damage to various O-ring materials.
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Wow' I see it says that now!!
I wrote another persons answer here about used on O-rings & said its ok to use it before seeing that warning. I was assuming its safe since it says its designed for faucets on the front and thats all you really grease in them. Hope they see the big warning on the back of the tube that says " Do not take internally. If swallowed seek immediate medical attention!"....
As far
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Wow' I see it says that now!!
I wrote another persons answer here about used on O-rings & said its ok to use it before seeing that warning. I was assuming its safe since it says its designed for faucets on the front and thats all you really grease in them. Hope they see the big warning on the back of the tube that says " Do not take internally. If swallowed seek immediate medical attention!"....
As far as I can see from its MSDS this is white lithium grease and not for internal digestion so why its marketed as a plumbing & faucet grease is beyond me.
Its bad on O-rings and bad on your health so it should be removed off the shelf now for its messed up labeling as people will surely use it inside a faucet like it says too if they don't flip it over and read it.
I would not use this product for any faucet as its advertised.
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What kind of o rings and/or gaskets can you lube?

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I have the same question that was asked 1-1/2 months ago. When will you provide an answer?
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O-rings and gaskets can be lubricated, but the right kind of lubricant must be used. Neoprene and similar elastomers should be lubricated with a silicone (non petroluum based) lubricant. Some are specifically rated as safe for o-rings.
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Sorry late on the answer Followupman but maybe this will help on your next job.This grease is designed for any type of O-ring & seal as its made from non-corrosive ingredients unlike most other grease's are. But plumber O-rings are Nitrile (Buna N) rubber thats suitable for all plumbing needs and Buna style is needed do too chlorine in water.
When not being used somewhere that people will swallow it I've
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Sorry late on the answer Followupman but maybe this will help on your next job.This grease is designed for any type of O-ring & seal as its made from non-corrosive ingredients unlike most other grease's are. But plumber O-rings are Nitrile (Buna N) rubber thats suitable for all plumbing needs and Buna style is needed do too chlorine in water.
When not being used somewhere that people will swallow it I've always used Sil-Glyde brake grease. Its by far the toughest water resistant grease out there and stays put through water, heat and any environment. Awsome stuff and wont harm O-rings or rubbers at all, in fact it keeps it very flexible. But I sure wouldn't want to eat/drink it...lol
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