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What are tap washers ?

Heinz Schnait <oe5eep@...>
 

Please could somebody explain to a non-native speaker what "tap washers"
are and where to source them?

I guess this must be some sort of "plastic toroid" (ab)used as a coil former.
But what is its original use?

Heinz, OE5EEP

Mark Jones <Mark@...>
 

Hmm, good question. An American asked me recently what a "jubilee clip" was - that was a struggle.
 
A tap washer is a thin shim of rubber/nylon/fibre that fits inside a water tap (faucet?) - like in the bathroom - so that when the water valve is closed there are no leaks.
 
Does this help at all?
 
If this doesn't help and you need some pictures of tap washers I can take some and upload to the reflector for you.
 
Maybe we need a photo album called "what is a tap washer"
 
Mark. G0MGX

-----Original Message-----
From: Heinz Schnait [mailto:oe5eep@...]
Sent: 20 June 2004 15:04
To: BITX20@...
Subject: [BITX20] What are tap washers ?

Please could somebody explain to a non-native speaker what "tap washers"
are and where to source them? 

I guess this must be some sort of "plastic toroid" (ab)used as a coil former.
But what is its original use?

Heinz, OE5EEP


ik1zyw <pcravero@...>
 

--- In BITX20@..., "Mark Jones" <Mark@H...> wrote:

Hi,
just joined the group. Hope I will have some time to build this great
RIG soon.

Hmm, good question. An American asked me recently what a "jubilee
clip" was
- that was a struggle.

A tap washer is a thin shim of rubber/nylon/fibre that fits inside a
water
tap (faucet?) - like in the bathroom - so that when the water valve is
closed there are no leaks.
Until 10 minutes ago I never knew about "jubilee clips". Then I
remembered our good friend Google has a good engine for searching
images: http://images.google.com

Jubilee clip:
http://www.mg-rover.org/howdoi/arts/images/279_Filter_clip.jpg

Tap washer:
http://www.morebeer.com/images/d1500b.jpg

Google images might help for other visual searches as well.
Thanks for the explaination Mark, and sorry for the off-topic,
Paolo

Heinz Schnait <oe5eep@...>
 

Thanks to Mark and Paolo for their replies. I am clear on "tap
washers" now and learned about "jubilee clips" too. I would have
called them "hose clamps".

73 Heinz, OE5EEP

padmanabhan cattamanchi
 

Generally tap washers are used to fix leaky
taps/faucets. They are made of teflon or nylon and
vary from 1/2 inch dia to 3/4 inch dia, with a hole
in the centre which varies frfom 3mm to 4mm in dia.
The thickness varies from 2mm to 3.5mm in dia.
The size of the tap washers may vary from country to
country.

The best source for getting the tap washer would be
the local hardware store or your plumber.
Consult your plumber, he would direct you to the
right place to get the tap washers.

The BITX20 is a also a plumber's delight HI!

73,s
paddy vu2pep





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