Is silicone sealant OK?

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Is silicone sealant OK?

Postby Chocko6969 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 6:54 pm

Hi all, just need a little clarification please if possible. I've got a small area around a thermowell in a 4" SS end cap that needs sealing, it's <1mm but I'd still like it sealed and wondering if a liquid sealant like this is acceptable once cured. It reads well on the data sheet but I'm just curious if anyone else has used it or something similar? Once acetic cured it tolerates to 150c, is this effectively the same as a food grade silicone sheet?

https://crcindustries.com.au/products/f ... 14088.html

Any help appreciated.

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Re: Is silicone sealant OK?

Postby db1979 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:40 pm

This type of thing was discussed a little while ago.
http://www.aussiedistiller.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=12595
I reckon you're best taking to someone who can TIG weld and get it fixed properly. No more issues or worries.
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Re: Is silicone sealant OK?

Postby bluc » Tue Jul 16, 2019 7:59 pm

Or bit soft solder...
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Re: Is silicone sealant OK?

Postby Chocko6969 » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:08 pm

db1979 wrote:This type of thing was discussed a little while ago.
http://www.aussiedistiller.com.au/viewtopic.php?f=17&t=12595
I reckon you're best taking to someone who can TIG weld and get it fixed properly. No more issues or worries.


Thank you for that, must have searched for the wrong words! All clear after having a read!
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Re: Is silicone sealant OK?

Postby The Stig » Tue Jul 16, 2019 8:17 pm

bluc wrote:Or bit soft solder...

Not if it’s needed to take any weight :think:
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Re: Is silicone sealant OK?

Postby Chocko6969 » Wed Jul 17, 2019 6:54 pm

The Stig wrote:
bluc wrote:Or bit soft solder...

Not if it’s needed to take any weight :think:


No all good there, no weight on it whatsover!

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