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 PB Blaster
Author: ericthered (GA)

On the can of PB Blaster, it says it, "Corrects stubborn leaking toilets...flush and spray PB into shut-off assembly at end of ball float arm. PB restores life to "0" rings and rubber seals."

Anyone else tried this? I have, and it seems to have worked.

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 Re: PB Blaster
Author: redwood (CT)

No us genuine plumber have to fix things and guarantee they will work!
Using petroleum based products to soften a rubber o-ring is temporary at best.

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 Re: PB Blaster
Author: dlh (TX)

true dat!

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 Re: PB Blaster
Author: hj (AZ)

who repairs a fill valve that has a float and arm, these days?

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 Re: PB Blaster
Author: Wheelchair (IL)

PB Blasterr, is a wonderful product for consumers, with limited use.
Ofcourse the manufacturer of the product doesn't have to advise you of those limited uses, that require lots of time.

I haven't seen it used by professionals.... yet.
As previously mentioned, if one is going to the store to buy a can of that product for their toilets... they may as well pick up a new fill valve and flush valve, while they are there, considering the price of fuel and time.

Best Wishes

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 Re: PB Blaster
Author: redwood (CT)

Oh, I do use pb blaster but as a penetrating oil! It works well for that.

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 Re: PB Blaster
Author: Wheelchair (IL)

Sorry Redwood, I didn't realize that you were a professional (wink wink)

Best Wishes

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 Re: PB Blaster
Author: redwood (CT)

I had a squeaky door hinge on my van and PB Blaster cured it :laugh:

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 Re: PB Blaster
Author: davefoc (CA)

I totally agree with the comment about who repairs toilet valves with floats these days. On the occasion when I've had to replace toilets in my building if the toilets come with floats I just throw them out and replace them with the Fluidmaster things.

I have had excellent luck with those things. I find it hard to believe that they even sell that old crap anymore. Although, I was working on a unit and was surprised to see that after twenty years of owning this building there was still a toilet with an old style copper float still going strong so it seems like not every one of them was unreliable but after 35 years of owning rental property I am long past wanting to mess with bending and adjusting those stupid floats.

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