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food grade lube

Postby mankini » Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:03 pm

hello...
just need a little...
whats the best value stuff and who sells it?
online might be simpler...
will need it to be temperature resistant to about espresso temp...
its for the o-ring on my bacchi machine- this it doesnt come into contact with the drinking water...
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RE: food grade lube

Postby bruceb » Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:10 pm

Do a search on the archives here. There have been discussions and recommendations of this.
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RE: food grade lube

Postby lsjms » Wed Jan 26, 2011 10:38 pm

For me, Dow Plumba Grease

50 ml for £3-4 from any decent plumbing suppliers.
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RE: food grade lube

Postby mankini » Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:07 pm

cool... and this will withstand heat in excess of 100 degrees? thanks
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RE: food grade lube

Postby lsjms » Wed Jan 26, 2011 11:23 pm

Of course

minus something - 200c
WRAS app
non setting clear silicone grease
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RE: food grade lube

Postby motoman » Thu Jan 27, 2011 11:17 am

Engineering supply shops that sell bearings will also have food grade grease in stock. Catering repair services will have it too.
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RE: food grade lube

Postby GeorgeW » Thu Jan 27, 2011 3:49 pm

I use lip salve myself. I can't remember when I last had a chapped o ring.
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Re: RE: food grade lube

Postby orrinoconnor » Thu Jan 27, 2011 4:39 pm

GeorgeW wrote:I use lip salve myself. I can't remember when I last had a chapped o ring.

Most lip salve's are petroleum based.
I imagine his could cause ones O-ring to degrade if it was made of rubber.
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RE: Re: RE: food grade lube

Postby CakeBoy » Fri Jan 28, 2011 10:13 am

Yup, we occasionally used vaseline :oops: on parts that did not contact the coffee in the old superauto (may it rest in peace), specifically the plastic 'runners'. Fortunately no rubber nearby, so it worked fine.
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RE: Re: RE: food grade lube

Postby lsjms » Fri Jan 28, 2011 11:08 am

And I was always led to believe that Vas was unsuitable for internal use.
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Re: RE: Re: RE: food grade lube

Postby orrinoconnor » Fri Jan 28, 2011 12:18 pm

lsjms wrote:And I was always led to believe that Vas was unsuitable for internal use.

I refuse to degrade this thread any further! :roll:
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