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dhacker
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Username: Dhacker

Post Number: 1222
Registered: 11-2002
Posted From: 74.226.121.38
Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 12:51 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

It appears I may need to replace the plunger shaft seat o-rings in those 3 brass faucets I've been cleaning up. Are they some sort of a specialty contoured design? Or maybe it's just been pinched so long it looks contoured. I notice B3 sells 'em for 90 apiece, but I only need three of the lousy things. Is there something I can get at Slowe's that will work?
 

dhacker
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Username: Dhacker

Post Number: 1224
Registered: 11-2002
Posted From: 72.4.22.214
Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 07:32 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hmmm . . . Apparently I'm the only one who's ever needed to replace the rings!

WHERE'S PAUL MUTH WHEN YOU NEED HIM!

Well, If I can't find something at Slowe's or Home Disappointment, I might try some gum wads.
 

Connie
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Username: Connie

Post Number: 1110
Registered: 10-2000
Posted From: 76.17.52.96
Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 07:59 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I've never replaced those washers/o-rings, either, but I noticed that Superior Products carries the parts...might be another source~
 

Paul Muth
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Username: Pjmuth

Post Number: 327
Registered: 10-2002
Posted From: 74.227.157.119
Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 08:11 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

You Rang?

Which faucet are you dealing with? I know... Brass.. Forward seal? Standard? Whose? A pix or 2 would help.



(Message edited by pjmuth on December 19, 2007)
 

dhacker
Senior Member
Username: Dhacker

Post Number: 1225
Registered: 11-2002
Posted From: 72.4.22.214
Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 08:34 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Wow, that was fast!

What I have is just the old, standard garden variety faucet. Here is the B3 link of the exploded view, though they don't show the plunger. Look at the D1200E gasket. It is the plunger sealing gasket that closes the flow.

http://morebeer.com/view_product/16215/102245

I'm Scrooge like when it comes to shipping . . I guess I could order $60 worth of supplies to get $2.70 worth of O-rings!

Thanks Connie, I'll look over there too.
 

Mike Huss
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Username: Mikhu

Post Number: 1791
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 24.123.94.154
Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 08:41 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hack, do you have a LHBS nearby that is close enough to save the shipping costs? I'm pretty sure ours carries those kinds of piece parts, I would think any one that's bigger than a hole in the wall would....
 

Mike Huss
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Username: Mikhu

Post Number: 1792
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 24.123.94.154
Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 08:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

DOH! Double post...

(Message edited by mikhu on December 19, 2007)
 

dhacker
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Username: Dhacker

Post Number: 1226
Registered: 11-2002
Posted From: 72.4.22.214
Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 09:22 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Remember, I live in Lightmyfart, TN. Ain't nuthin' for at least 100 miles in any direction
 

Paul Erbe
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Username: Perbe

Post Number: 992
Registered: 05-2001
Posted From: 64.233.251.195
Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 09:27 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

In situations like this I normally take out said washer or o-ring and go to a local plumbers supply shop. Not Slowes or Depot, go to a shop that the plumbers frequent.
 

Vance Barnes
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Username: Vancebarnes

Post Number: 3012
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 74.7.7.66
Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 10:44 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Paul's on to something. You might be able to cross it with a faucet washer at a plumbing supply. At least you'd get someone there that would know or not.
 

Dan Listermann
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Username: Listermann

Post Number: 5200
Registered: 03-2004
Posted From: 216.23.59.245
Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 10:56 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I bought an antique faucet once and took it to the local hardware store to replace the rubber. The lady there had no problem with the back seal or the handle seal. Simple "O" rings did the trick. But the poppet had this crusty thing on it that had long ago lost its form. She said that two bath faucets seals, back to back, might work. They did just fine!
 

dhacker
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Username: Dhacker

Post Number: 1227
Registered: 11-2002
Posted From: 208.63.163.73
Posted on Wednesday, December 19, 2007 - 11:42 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Alrighty guys, and thanks for the idea . .

I'm off to the handy hardware, live bait, funeral and recreation center, palm reading store to see what that can conjure up for me . . .
 

Paul Muth
Intermediate Member
Username: Pjmuth

Post Number: 328
Registered: 10-2002
Posted From: 74.227.157.119
Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2007 - 12:04 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

David,

That's item # 4324 @ Micro-Matic
Faucet Shaft Seat Washer
They are 45 cents a copy. The faucet is this one (I think)
Standard Faucet - Polished Brass - Brass Lever
When you get to that page click on the "Replacement parts" tab.

Anyway, all of the standard faucets use the same seal. You might get lucky and be able to find a standard beveled household sink faucet washer that will work at the local hardware/plumbing store.

Regarding shipping. Their standard is UPS. I'd suggest that you call them when you get to the order/shipping point and request USPS shipping. It will be far less that way.

HTH
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 8225
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.57.225.170
Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2007 - 01:05 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

DH, are you in a dry county? I recall that some years ago I was visiting in western TN, and the local hardware sold something else behind the counter as well.
 

dhacker
Senior Member
Username: Dhacker

Post Number: 1228
Registered: 11-2002
Posted From: 208.63.163.73
Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2007 - 01:45 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey thanks Paul, that's the one!

BP. . The county I live in sells beer only . . No wine and definitely no spirits. Have to drive to the adjacent county to get liquor, 'bout 20 miles.

I'm not aware of a lot of bootleggin' in my immediate area, though I'm sure it's around.

The chiropractor I go to however, told me there is a fellow he knows that makes a run to the mid state area on a fairly frequent basis and brings back a truckload of plastic 5 gallon gas cans full of something . . and I don't think we're talkin' Weed Eater fuel!
 

Bill Pierce
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Username: Billpierce

Post Number: 8226
Registered: 01-2002
Posted From: 24.57.225.170
Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2007 - 03:24 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

I'm sure that's what the Tennessee hardware store was selling when I was there (this was in the 1970s): Weed Eater fuel. They sure got some powerful weeds around there.
 

Dan Listermann
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Username: Listermann

Post Number: 5202
Registered: 03-2004
Posted From: 65.29.223.32
Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2007 - 03:58 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Back in '77 I was the "Liquor Chairman" for the Danville, Kentucky JCs. It was my job to drive to Richmond or Lexington to buy beer for the meetings. I would sell beer to anybody who was a JC up to and including the county prosecutor.
They gave me an award for it.
 

Vance Barnes
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Username: Vancebarnes

Post Number: 3014
Registered: 03-2003
Posted From: 74.7.7.66
Posted on Thursday, December 20, 2007 - 09:48 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

That's just funny Dan

Boy have things changed.
 

Joel Halpine
Junior Member
Username: Jackhammer

Post Number: 64
Registered: 10-2007
Posted From: 76.84.65.125
Posted on Friday, December 21, 2007 - 12:41 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

dhacker,

I frequently order from Rapids. 1800-472-7431. www.rapidswholesale.com. You are no scrooge to hate to pay shipping on a washer. Plain stupid. They have on occasion stuck small stuff in an envelope and spared me some shipping. May not help, but sometimes they are helpful.
 

dhacker
Senior Member
Username: Dhacker

Post Number: 1231
Registered: 11-2002
Posted From: 66.21.205.231
Posted on Friday, December 21, 2007 - 01:43 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Thanks Joel . . one more option if needed. I tried one place today that I thought might have them, but struck out. They had a beveled washer that was real close, but the hole was too small and the body a little too thick.

I shall carry on.
 

Connie
Senior Member
Username: Connie

Post Number: 1114
Registered: 10-2000
Posted From: 76.17.52.96
Posted on Friday, December 21, 2007 - 02:29 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey D., With gas at $3 a gallon, you get that shipping charge paid for in a hurry
Go ahead and order it.
 

dhacker
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Username: Dhacker

Post Number: 1234
Registered: 11-2002
Posted From: 74.226.121.10
Posted on Friday, December 21, 2007 - 12:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

What? Are you suggesting I make it easy on myself and abbandon the hunt!? Where's the fun in that?

Seriously . . If I don't find it today in Jackson, I'll have no choice but to order them.
 

Joel Halpine
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Username: Jackhammer

Post Number: 65
Registered: 10-2007
Posted From: 76.84.65.125
Posted on Saturday, December 22, 2007 - 12:27 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Connie,

That's painfully logical.
 

Connie
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Username: Connie

Post Number: 1116
Registered: 10-2000
Posted From: 76.17.52.96
Posted on Saturday, December 22, 2007 - 12:57 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP    Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

yeah Joel,
I do our family grocery shopping and usually do a circuit of three to four grocery stores.. shopping the local grocery adds/coupons. Lately I've started doing the math with gas prices being where they are ($2.72 at one station today)