[NAFEX] Inexpensive wax toilet ring gaskets

John Smith friendly27sw at yahoo.com
Thu Sep 7 13:23:01 EDT 2006


Lucky and Ray,

I have been using the toilet ring gasket for two years
now and it's worked great for me.  I wonder if
something else went wrong when hasn't worked for
others, or maybe a different brand has something in it
that inhibits growth.  Unless you did a bunch of
grafts at the same time, exactly the same but with
different sealants, how would you know for sure what
the problem was?  The electrician's tape has worked
good for me as well, so long as I remember to remove
it or slice through it before it strangles the graft. 

--- tanis grif <tanisgrif at yahoo.com> wrote:

> Have you tried rubber electrician's splicing tape? 
> Excellent tool, very good
> results, no wax nor sealer needed.
> 
> 
> --- Ray Kaminski <> wrote:
> 
> > Lucky, you said use of toilet ring gasket wax was
> a choice, however 
> > two years ago I used it on 14 grafts with bad
> results.   Easy to put 
> > on and looked good but within a week the scions
> started to turn black 
> > and died.   Used it on both cleft and  whip and
> tongue grafts.  Zero 
> > take and as a rule I have had close to 100 per
> cent take using 
> > grafting compound or the yellow sealant.  Has
> anyone else had good 
> > results ?. NE Wisconsin Zone 4-5 Ray
> > _______________________________________________
> 
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