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Joint compound before shower pump and valves

Discussion in 'Plumbing and Central Heating' started by 600rob, 9 Jul 2021.

  1. 600rob

    600rob

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    Just loose fitted up my shower pump and shower valve install.

    Ive got a couple of isolation valves on the hot and cold inlets to the pump and wondering if its good or bad practice to use a bit of joining compound on the olives?

    Or could i be potentially be creating a problem if any of the compound finds its way into the pump and the valve further down the line.

    I know its technically not required but have always used a bit of hawk white on olives in the past on other applications
     
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    Being new olives you shouldnt need anything but lots of people do add a smear of a compound so if it makes you feel better do so but not hawk white
     
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    Cheers. I decided not to use any thing on the first attempt.... If i get any leaks i can undo and add something afterwards
     
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