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PostPosted: Mon Feb 12, 2018 5:03 pm 
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Does anyone know the acceptable temp range for plumbers putty? Are freezing temps OK?
Im just going to use silicone, but I'm curious.

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After a little searching I found this.
http://www.bostik.com/globalassets/tdsd ... tds-v6.pdf
Scroll down to the bottom of page one.


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I've come to hate putty


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I prefer to work with standard oatey hercules sta put because it doesn't stick to my hands like crazy but I have resolved myself to use the stay put ultra that is "non-staining". I put some of the regular stuff down on a less than polished stone counter and had a freak attack trying to remove the dark spot when I found it. I used some green brakeleen to get the stain out.

I carry two of the small jars at a time, I keep it in a squat peter pan peanut butter jar. I don't even think of carrying the regular stuff for the same reason I would never carry 60/40, if you have it on the truck you will be tempted to use it.

As far as temperature, are you worried about freezing/expansion/contraction issues? Or worried about it melting? I would just put some on some foil on the stove and some in the freezer.

As far as I know all of our guys use staput regular/ultra on hose bibbs whn they put them in, it's easier to remove than silicone when you have to change it. So I guess it works down to the negative temps we get. I think the non-staining stuff has silicone so the temp range should be great.

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PostPosted: Tue May 15, 2018 9:19 pm 
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at my cabin that I winterize, its holding up good on the kohler 8801 strainers. I have seen it fail where customers can vegetables and dump boiling water down the drain. silicone would have prevented that call back.


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We use wolverine brass deluxe basket strainers. They are nice because both nuts are normal size and you can pack putty between the strainer and the outer cup if you feel it necessary.

I had to use my wire wheel and some brake cleaner the other day clean off a ton of silicone a caretaker put on all sides of a sinkbasket in a commercial kitchen sink. It was just a temp fix for the night, not sure why he couldn't just have tightened the nut, it was loose as a goose.

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