Where should I be able to find food grade silicone grease?

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kreyszig

#1: Post by kreyszig »

Do you know where I should be able to locally find food grade silicone grease? I went to the only specialized espresso machine store in Ottawa and they don't sell it. I went to a specialized hardware store and they had silicone grease for food processing equipment, but it was not intended to be in direct contact with food (it mentioned to call a doctor if ingested). I also called a stored specialized in food equipment and they did not have any...

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HB
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#2: Post by HB »

It's probably easier to buy it online by searching on "Dow Corning 111". Amazon sells it here. HB sponsors sell it too, e.g., Orphan Espresso and Espresso Care.
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kreyszig

#3: Post by kreyszig » replying to HB »

It would be unfortunate if I had to end up paying $30 in shipping fees for a $3 tube of silicone grease...

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Bob_McBob

#4: Post by Bob_McBob »

The Water Guy is located in BC and charges $2 shipping on a single small packet, presumably by letter mail. You can also get 10 packets for $10 with $4.90 shipping from the States here. If you are ordering any parts from somewhere like Chris' Coffee, many of them carry this lubricant. The little packets last a remarkably long time.
Chris

kreyszig

#5: Post by kreyszig »

Bob_McBob wrote:The Water Guy is located in BC and charges $2 shipping on a single small packet, presumably by letter mail. You can also get 10 packets for $10 with $4.90 shipping from the States here. If you are ordering any parts from somewhere like Chris' Coffee, many of them carry this lubricant.
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kreyszig

#6: Post by kreyszig »

Are these larger tubes of the same food grade stuff? http://www.ebay.ca/itm/NEW-DOW-CORNING- ... 1021166253

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Bob_McBob

#7: Post by Bob_McBob »

It's the same product, sold in a larger format. One of those tubes would probably last me a lifetime.
Chris

kmills

#8: Post by kmills »

Home Depot and Lowes or any plumbing supply sells grease designed to lube o-rings and cartridge type faucet parts. Its very cheap and I cant imagine why it would not work for espresso machines given its designed to work for potable hot water.

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yakster
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#9: Post by yakster »

Dow 111 is a valve lubricant and sealant designed for o-rings and faucet applications so as long as the home improvement store is selling NSF grade O-ring grease it should be fine.
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walshman

#10: Post by walshman »