Shower Trim Sealant or no Sealant?

Discussion in 'Plumbing Forum, Professional & DIY Advice, Tips & ' started by JebStuart, Jun 12, 2007.

  1. JebStuart

    JebStuart New Member

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    Hi This is my first post . I am just about to trim my new tile shower control valve. There is a foam rubber strip on the main trim and was wondering if silicone of plumbers putty should also be used. It is a 1 handle price pfister .

    I also have a diverter valve and a separte hand held that have no seal on them
    Should I seal them with putty or silicone.

    What do the pros do?
  2. jadnashua

    jadnashua Retired Defense Industry Engineer xxx

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    On the one with the gasket, that should be sufficient. You could buy some weatherstripping and do the same with the others. Silicon is a pain if you ever need to remove it. Caulk might be okay if it isn't a natural stone, since the oil it in could stain things. Normally, that part of the shower isn't really all that wet.
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