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Old 12 August 2013, 11:43   #1
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Help - Where to get rubber washer?

Looking to source replacement rubber washer for bung in hull - i thought it would be a simple visit to local chandlery - but no. All i can find online is plumbing washers. Tried B&Q, but the washers there were also plumbing related, and too thick didn't create good enough seal - had bit too much water in hull for my liking after a few hours out

So - what i'm after is washer - hole diameter of 20mm, 5mm wide band, ideally around 1.5/2 mm thick. Hope thats the right way to explain it.

Anyone know good place to get from?
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Old 12 August 2013, 11:47   #2
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try somewhere like halfords or any auto shop, use an (O) ring
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Old 12 August 2013, 12:29   #3
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look up your local hydraulic supplier and go with the bung in your hand.
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Old 12 August 2013, 13:04   #4
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Looking to source replacement rubber washer for bung in hull - i thought it would be a simple visit to local chandlery - but no. All i can find online is plumbing washers. Tried B&Q, but the washers there were also plumbing related, and too thick didn't create good enough seal - had bit too much water in hull for my liking after a few hours out

So - what i'm after is washer - hole diameter of 20mm, 5mm wide band, ideally around 1.5/2 mm thick. Hope thats the right way to explain it.

Anyone know good place to get from?
That sounds like a 3/4 tank washer used for sealing ball cocks etc into header tanks, try a proper plumbers merchants if you get stuck
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Are you sure it's not an o ring ?
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Old 12 August 2013, 14:20   #6
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my tornado had a flat rubber washer, i've replaced it with an O-ring and it works fine mate!
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Found the o-ring pack in Halfords, will give that a go
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O rings work fine on mine !
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Cut one out of thin sheet rubber, did mine for my Pacific, you can buy sheet rubber easily on eBay, mark it out in pen then cut out carefully with wife's best dressmaking scissors.
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