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Re: Copper Sealing Washers, (was leaky J-type overdrive)

To: Mordy Dunst <>
Subject: Re: Copper Sealing Washers, (was leaky J-type overdrive)
From: Trevor Boicey <>
Date: Tue, 19 Sep 2000 03:23:45 -0400
Mordy Dunst wrote:
> Actually, you need a temp of about 950d F to anneal copper "dead soft"
> ......  There are different "red hots"....  too hot will damage...Quenching
> in water is faster but not necessary..just letting the item cool in ambient
> air will suffice.  The oxidized scale needs to be removed using a 'scotch -
> bright'  pad.

  I was able to find new washers at a local hydraulic place.

  I was also able to purchase a washer that had a rubber sealing
lip embedded in the inner circle of the washer, for a little extra

  I installed one of these, and it seems to be leakproof. I
also bought a plain one as a spare, but the rubber liner
might have been useful to me because I cannot get a wrench
on the solenoid to tighten it.

  I have to tighten it with a hammer and punch!
  Thanks for all the help.

Trevor Boicey, P. Eng.
Ottawa, Canada,
ICQ #17432933
"I'm eating more French Fries than ever! Love me Dod! Love me!" - Ajax

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