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[APD] Re: Aquatic-Plants Digest, Vol 18, Issue 17
I second that! In the chemistry laboratory, we used silicone grease on
0-rings, never petroleum jelly. Depending on the type of rubber used
for the o-ring, degradation can be might quick.
On Feb 9, 2005, at 12:41 PM, aquatic-plants-request at actwin_com wrote:
I have to totally disagree on the use of Vasaline or any other
petroleum jelly product on a filter's O-ring.
Petroleum jelly (Vaseline) will actually degrade the rubber, causing
it to break down and get "gooey" for the lack of a better term. That
O- ring will eventually fail and the canister filter will surely leak.
Any non-petroleum based lubricant (K-Y Jelly fdor instance) would be a
much better choice.
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