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That is why I mentioned the need for plumber's putty or modeling clay.

Had a plastic stopcock on a Yanmar diesel inboard blow out on me last summer on a friend's boat. We fixed it by jamming the cut off tip of a pencil into the opening the plastic bit left behind and then wrapping it with Rescue tape. It held for long enough for us to get back home (three days away) and get it replaced. Interestingly, the piece that broke is discontinued, and the replacement piece uses a bronze stopcock, rather than a plastic one.

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Dog, the way the seal is mounted it would be a real struggle to wrap tape around the seal. Now maybe a repeat act of the little Dutch boy and the dike might work

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