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Old 09-28-2022, 06:26 PM   #1
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Hose fittings…..to lube or not to lube?

I never think about it again until I break camp, but my fittings for the gray and black hoses are such that I can’t get the hose off without whacking the fitting with a hammer or a wrench several times. Is it okay to lubricate the fittings…..if so, with what?

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Three choices. Silicone spray, easiest. O-ring grease, available at pool supply stores. Petroleum jelly and a brush.
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Keep a small "tub" or tube of plumber's silicone grease handy for this. Make sure you mark it "DIRTY." Keep a second tub/tube for the fresh water joints (as needed). Mark that tub/tube "CLEAN." Don't mix them up!

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Great advice, thank you!
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These wrenches work well.

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I bought them with high hopes, but they did not work on the Valterra Dominator sewer fittings I owned. So, I used a rubber strap wrench instead. The image below is not the one I used, but is similar to it.
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Even vaseline or crisco works in a pinch. Just a thin smear does the trick. I don't like forcing any kind of fastener or fitting, that just translates to galling or stripping eventually.

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Old 09-30-2022, 11:53 AM   #8
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Plumbers grease- wont damage rubber or plastic like petroleum based products.
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