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Lubricating FERNCO fittings

johnnyd's picture

What do you use to make FERNCO fittings a little easier to slide on? Dish soap work?


(Probably says in the instructions but my eyes are too old for that)

(post #94660, reply #1 of 9)

Yeah, Palmolive. Can't get those things on without.

(post #94660, reply #3 of 9)

Thanks guys...yeah, especially 4".

(post #94660, reply #2 of 9)

K-Y

(post #94660, reply #4 of 9)

If you've got K-Y in your toolbox you might want to keep it buried under some stuff, wrap some tape around it... something... keep it out of sight.

(post #94660, reply #5 of 9)

Makes working with some less painfull...


Or you wouldn't want a line at your tool bucket waiting to borrow it...


 


Who ever invented work didn't know how to fish....

"Some days it's just not worth chewing through the restraints"

(post #94660, reply #6 of 9)

I guess it helps when you hear BOHICA. 

For those who have fought for it Freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.

(post #94660, reply #7 of 9)

EXACTLY....  ROAR!!!!!

 


Who ever invented work didn't know how to fish....

"Some days it's just not worth chewing through the restraints"

(post #94660, reply #8 of 9)

Used to keep condoms in my plumbing kit.


On a drain line where it is not possible to dry it I would lash, python knot, the condom onto the end of a length of tubing. This I would insert into the pipe and blow up with lung power and plug the end with a golf tee. This allowed me to dry the area where I was working. Made gluing a lot easier and more of a sure thing.


I would thread the tubing into the pipe I was adding. After everything was set I removed the tee allowing the condom to deflate. The assembly was then pulled out allowing the water to flow normally.


I had tried a kids balloon but the condoms inflated easier and sealed tighter. The condoms raised a few eyebrows. I can't imagine what adding K-Y to the picture would cause people to think. I would have to keep both in my handy Crown Royal drawstring bag. Ummm ... maybe not.

(post #94660, reply #9 of 9)

Spit usually works for me.