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Old 04-29-2016, 06:45 PM   #11
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I would still use antifreeze to cover the seal in the winter months. Keeps gasket lubed and prevents odors from escaping from the black tank.

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Old 04-29-2016, 06:53 PM   #12
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Would just wipe some Danco Silicone paste on it about 2x a year and especially when you winterize. You can get it at Lowes or HD.
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Old 04-29-2016, 07:02 PM   #13
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Would just wipe some Danco Silicone paste on it about 2x a year and especially when you winterize. You can get it at Lowes or HD.
X2...

Ours was leaking last summer slowly, just like yours. Took OC's suggestion and put on the rubber gloves, spread a little Danco on the top and bottom of the seal and not a drop has leaked since.

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Thanks, I will have to find that silicone paste. I think it would last longer than the spray. Couldn't find it at Lowe's, gonna check Home depot Shouldn't it be in with the plumbing.?
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Old 04-29-2016, 07:19 PM   #15
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Thanks, I will have to find that silicone paste. I think it would last longer than the spray. Couldn't find it at Lowe's, gonna check Home depot Shouldn't it be in with the plumbing.?
Here's a link at Home Depot with the item number. This is in a tube, but I purchased it in a container like the picture in OC's reply.

DANCO 0.5 oz. Silicone Faucet Grease-88693 - The Home Depot

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FWIW, there are two main versions of RV antifreeze: Ethanol based antifreeze and Propylene based antifreeze. The cheapest by far is the Ethanol version and is probably the one most people buy because of its low cost since they are both sold as "RV Antifreeze." Being alcohol based it has two main drawbacks - it is very flammable (you'll see the little fire warning pictogram on the container) and it also tends to dry out rubber seals in faucets and toilets. The Propylene version on the other hand acts as a lubricant and will keep rubber seals in great condition. Where I live, the Propylene antifreeze is roughly twice the price of the Ethanol so you can guess what is mostly sold around here.
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Old 04-29-2016, 07:46 PM   #19
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I would still use antifreeze to cover the seal in the winter months. Keeps gasket lubed and prevents odors from escaping from the black tank.

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Actually, if the black tank is drained properly when needed (winterization is one of those needed times) there never would be any odor to mask in the toilet with an empty black tank. A spray of silicone on the seal can't hurt when storing. Antifreeze in an empty toilet does nothing.
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I discovered 2 weeks ago during a trip, that the Windjammer toilet would not hold water, it leaks out slowly. I think I asked for some ideas on this forum, and was told that the gasket for the slide was probably dry and there is a product that you poor in the toilet, let it sit and it kinda lubricates the gasket. Well, I went to my local RV store today and the salesman said it was a waste of money. It either needs a good cleaning or replacement. Sounds reasonable. I told him the toilet held the rv antifreeze all winter with no problems. He asked why did I put antifreeze in a toilet that did not have water, that was a waste. I thought you put the antifreeze in the toilet to keep the gasket moist..I walked out of the store did not buy anything. I will clean the gasket and lubricate it with some petroleum jelly and see if that works. Kinda felt stupid when I left, I thought I had been doing things right.Any thoughts ???
I put antifreeze in my toilet when I winterize the supply line going to the toilet. I will also add to the bowel to keep the seals wet. You could have asked how he winterizes his RV toilet supply line?
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