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  • #16
    Re: Putty potty

    I have 5lb tubs of Sta-put on my truck that is half used (for faucet installs) and its going on over a year old and its still as soft as the day I bought it. Oh and its missing its lid as well.

    I have pulled water closets that I have set with putty, and the putty still there and still pliable. I scrape off the old stuff and use new since I do not like to rework putty that has had years of waste flowing on it.
    Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
    A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
    Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
    Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

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    • #17
      Re: Putty potty

      Originally posted by SewerRatz View Post
      I have 5lb tubs of Sta-put on my truck that is half used (for faucet installs) and its going on over a year old and its still as soft as the day I bought it. Oh and its missing its lid as well.

      I have pulled water closets that I have set with putty, and the putty still there and still pliable. I scrape off the old stuff and use new since I do not like to rework putty that has had years of waste flowing on it.


      Hey do you happen to seal around the perimeter of a toilet base with putty? Does anyone actually do that?

      WOW i use putty for my faucets and I go through six or seven 5lb tubs a year...maybe more.

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      • #18
        Re: Putty potty

        Originally posted by SewerRatz View Post
        I have 5lb tubs of Sta-put on my truck that is half used (for faucet installs) and its going on over a year old and its still as soft as the day I bought it. Oh and its missing its lid as well.

        I have pulled water closets that I have set with putty, and the putty still there and still pliable. I scrape off the old stuff and use new since I do not like to rework putty that has had years of waste flowing on it.

        I use a assortment of waxes depending what it needs..
        How many seals can you get out of a 5 lb tub ? 6 to 10

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        • #19
          Re: Putty potty

          Originally posted by DELCASE View Post
          I use a assortment of waxes depending what it needs..
          How many seals can you get out of a 5 lb tub ? 6 to 10
          About three, I do seal around the base of the water closet with putty. I clean the flange off set the water closet with out the putty first, then take my pencil and trace out the outline of the water closet. Then I lay my putty seal on the flange and then run a bead of putty around the traced line.
          Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
          A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
          Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
          Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

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          • #20
            Re: Putty potty

            I've started using wax seals on faucets. It's a b!tch to get a horned one under there.


            J.C.

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            • #21
              Re: Putty potty

              Originally posted by SewerRatz View Post
              About three, I do seal around the base of the water closet with putty. I clean the flange off set the water closet with out the putty first, then take my pencil and trace out the outline of the water closet. Then I lay my putty seal on the flange and then run a bead of putty around the traced line.
              Ever have anyone complain of the color? Simply amazing You know I read that once while at home depot in a black&decker plumbing book but have never seen it done.

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              • #22
                Re: Putty potty

                Never had any complaints since you can not see the putty after cutting it away and caulking around the bowl. Its the way I was shown how to set a water closet by the plumber that apprenticed me. He was plumbing since the 1940's. After I got my license, he moved to Vegas due to health issues from the asbestos that he had to put on the pipes back then. He lived for about 5 years before the illness took its toll on him.

                I am great full for him accepting me as his apprentice, and teaching me his knowledge of plumbing. Just I am grateful for my father teaching me the aspects of drain cleaning. I now have the pleasure of teaching my father the new aspects of drain cleaning the video inspections, small jetters for residential lines and no-dig pipe repair.
                Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
                A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
                Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
                Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

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                • #23
                  Re: Putty potty

                  Originally posted by SewerRatz View Post
                  Never had any complaints since you can not see the putty after cutting it away and caulking around the bowl. .
                  AHHH so you use the rare "combo" method....caulk and putty.

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                  • #24
                    Re: Putty potty

                    Originally posted by TheMaster View Post
                    AHHH so you use the rare "combo" method....caulk and putty.
                    No I do not do it the "rare combo" method, I do it the way I was shown and taught by the plumber that apprenticed me.
                    Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
                    A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
                    Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
                    Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

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                    • #25
                      Re: Putty potty

                      Originally posted by SewerRatz View Post
                      No I do not do it the "rare combo" method, I do it the way I was shown and taught by the plumber that apprenticed me.
                      Whats the reasons behind using both? Does the caulk stick to the putty after the caulk dries?

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                      • #26
                        Re: Putty potty

                        damn ratz, I bet you never have problems with the toilets you set after all that.
                        No, it's not rocket science, it's plumbing and unlike rocket science it requires a license.

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                        • #27
                          Re: Putty potty

                          Originally posted by MoJourneyman View Post
                          damn ratz, I bet you never have problems with the toilets you set after all that.
                          No leaks, no rocking bowls, no call backs. That is what I like about the way I do it.
                          Ron Hasil Lic #058-160417
                          A-Archer Sewer & Plumbing specializing in:
                          Tankless Water Heaters | Drain and Sewer Cleaning
                          Sump and Ejector Pumps | Backflow RPZ Testing

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                          • #28
                            Re: Putty potty

                            I did my first putty seal on a toilet a couple of weeks ago, had run out of waxes somehow. I was debating doing it more often, I just don't have the feel for how much putty to use.
                            No, it's not rocket science, it's plumbing and unlike rocket science it requires a license.

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                            • #29
                              Re: Putty potty

                              Originally posted by SewerRatz View Post
                              About three, I do seal around the base of the water closet with putty. I clean the flange off set the water closet with out the putty first, then take my pencil and trace out the outline of the water closet. Then I lay my putty seal on the flange and then run a bead of putty around the traced line.
                              im gonna try that next w/c install, always used bowl wax and hard shims due to sorry tile never thought about bowl putty

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                              • #30
                                Re: Putty potty

                                I've found slip joint drains under fixtures that had putty beads around all the joints. Anyone do that here?

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