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Offline Edbear

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Anyone hate using graphite..?
« on: January 18, 2010, 08:34:08 PM »
Post your experiences with graphite! Do you use it or are you using other products? Would you like something to replace graphite with?

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Offline yogi.mandy

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Re: Anyone hate using graphite..?
« Reply #1 on: January 23, 2010, 09:12:30 PM »
its great above the top lip in november, it makes me look like i could grow a mo!

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Re: Anyone hate using graphite..?
« Reply #2 on: January 24, 2010, 01:45:56 PM »
its great above the top lip in november, it makes me look like i could grow a mo!

LOL!!! Well, I guess it has to be good for something...

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Re: Anyone hate using graphite..?
« Reply #3 on: May 05, 2010, 06:02:19 PM »
I have tried the fermit, its brilliant! FINALY no hand scrubbing for hours! :)
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Re: Anyone hate using graphite..?
« Reply #4 on: May 06, 2010, 08:35:41 PM »
Great! As others are starting to use it, we are getting repeat orders from the merchants now! It's apparently good as a tap lube as well.

Check the website www.fermit.co.nz

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Re: Anyone hate using graphite..?
« Reply #5 on: June 09, 2010, 10:38:16 PM »
one of the tradesmen i was working under put nice pretty hand prints on his surfboard after a hard days hemping, looked quite funny, but he wasnt impressed

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Re: Anyone hate using graphite..?
« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2010, 10:40:04 AM »
Hi, I havenít used graphite for years and would never use it now I don`t know why plumbers use it, it may be beneficial on heating /steam pipes but Iím not sure how it would benefit plumbing. There is nothing worse than seeing a newly completed bathroom with black marks on the walls, in cupboards etc, once it is on your hands it seems to get everywhere. I normally just use hemp nothing else is needed but I have used: Vaseline/water/a smear of rtv anything will give a bit of lubrication to make jointing easier, I once worked for a fire sprinkler outfit where we used a bar of soap after hemping the cut thread on the threading machine while still going, don`t know if they still do that but it was effective.

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Re: Anyone hate using graphite..?
« Reply #7 on: July 05, 2010, 07:32:53 PM »
i use it but i try not to when fitting off, its ok behind a wall but theres nothing worse than seeing in in a new bathroom!

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Re: Anyone hate using graphite..?
« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2010, 09:33:43 PM »
i hate the stuff but if you dont use it you risk burning the hemp when fitting off and also i have not used it sometimes and have blown drass fitting apart due to the scratched fitting pulling too much hemp into the fitting at one time so now i always use graphite and have not had the same problem since...last week we got some of that fermit stuff and will be trying it when the graphite runs out...theres nothing worse than trying to scrub graphite off surfaces and if it gets into the grout GAME OVER! lol

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Re: Anyone hate using graphite..?
« Reply #9 on: July 29, 2010, 10:48:48 AM »
Fermit is really beginning to get around now and more and more plumbers are using it. Franklin's are becoming one of our biggest customers and making frequent repeat orders now.

Use it for tap lube and tool lube too! It's proving economical, clean to use and store. I reckon it will become industry standard soon!

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Re: Anyone hate using graphite..?
« Reply #10 on: August 21, 2010, 05:39:41 PM »
Used the Fermit product back in Germany over 15 years ago. Its all they use over there. Couldn't believe we actually use the black crap over here! Its utter shit! Fermit is bloody excellent. Looks like toothpaste, and wont ruin the carpets etc...

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Re: Anyone hate using graphite..?
« Reply #11 on: August 22, 2010, 06:15:49 PM »
Hi there,
You have to check what sort of Fermit you are using. Neo Fermit is food grade and you can actually eat it, it does not harm you, whereas i would not dare eating the graphite s..t. and that's the stuff you use for drinking water. You are working in the food industry and you guys are still poising people!!!!!! This is not a joke you have to think really seriously about it what you do.

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Re: Anyone hate using graphite..?
« Reply #12 on: August 26, 2010, 08:37:05 AM »
Quite right! It is safe to use, environmentally safe and versatile, as I said tap and tool lube as well. Economical and clean, convenient in the tube and proving very popular with everyone using it now! Hassle your local merchant to stock it for you if they don't already!

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Re: Anyone hate using graphite..?
« Reply #13 on: July 27, 2011, 08:54:57 PM »
yes ok i agree graphite in a white bathroom is terrible, care indeed on white matt textured surfaces! I always clean up with a clean rag starting off with the shiny shiny chrome tapware (finger marks ) a real visual focal point for the clients eagle eye..... and the rest after. Good housekeeping aye.

Soo whats this fermit cost? any problems like drying out and becoming unusable?

Any one use gas tape to fit off?

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Re: Anyone hate using graphite..?
« Reply #14 on: July 27, 2011, 11:53:36 PM »
Graphite is great that fermit stuff is crap and diesnt work


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