Plumbing in the Home/Plumber's grease
Hello: Just a quick question.How come plumbers on this website and others rarely if ever mention plumber's grease? I have had a devil of a problem with a hot water compression type tap (which has an O ring as the seal to keep water from flowing around the body of the fitting) which kept leaking water around the fitting when I opened the tap.I finally found a recommendation online to apply a bit of plumber's grease to the fitting.As a result,water no longer leaks around the fitting,and I did the repair over a month ago. Thanks.
To be honest, plumbers grease or heatproof grease as we old timers call it, has always been used primarily for stem lubrication and as an anti-seize solution rather than leak repair. Greasing up O-rings is always a good idea but should not be necessary. I'm glad it worked for you but as a recommended fix for most leak problems such as yours, it is quite-a-ways down the list for me to suggest to those seeking advise and help. Again , I am happy it worked out for you.