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    Lightbulb 4"ldh storz fittings

    Has anyone experinced problems breaking storz connections lately has become a two man operation. One of the coffee table experts said to put vasoline on the gaskets to keep them from sticking, any comments.


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    Are you using vacuum gaskets, they require a lot more oomph to move. When twisting Storz connections or any connection of that size I use two hydrant wrenches as spanners provided they are the type that has the spanners on the ends of them. Also our engines carry Storz spanners that are made out of about 1/4" flat steel but I prefer the hydrant wrenches.

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    We use Vasoline on our LDH gaskets at the discharges and intake valves and it helps greatly, been doing it for yers now without any problems. Snap - Tite rep warned that using vasoline will attract sand and dirt, which it does. Just got to keep them clean. We do not use them along the line as much of our area has quite a bit of sand.

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    As Birken said, you may be using suction gaskets. We keep suction gaskets on our intakes and hard suction, and the ones on the intakes make it a bit harder to get the connections made on the regular 5", but not that much harder.

    They may just need to be worked a little bit. Otherwise, you can try lubing em with something.
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    We use white lithium grease in a spray can. We spray the gasket and swivel as needed, probably twice a year. I would be afraid of vasaline seeing htat it is petroluem based. Petroleum base product will eat the gaskets up over a period of time if the are rubber.

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