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Old 01-25-2014, 08:26 PM   #1
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Beveled vs flat washers and washer classification


Read some interesting posts online regarding use of flat vs beveled washer on the same faucet (in the case of, say, faucet used flat washer).

Just curious to wonder what folks thoughts are on this forum on that debate.

And then next related question, saw this interesting article:

http://joneakes.com/jons-fixit-datab...umbers-on-them

Anyone have further info regarding the washer numbering/classification system of that article? It seems funny to me that the article stated plumbers and the manufacturers have not much idea of the origins of that classification.

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Old 01-25-2014, 09:39 PM   #2
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Ayuh,.... While I've never lost any sleep thinkin' 'bout faucet washers,...

I Did learn somethin' from yer link,...

"I have known for many a year (I'm now 81) that if you want the water to come gushing out fast as soon as you open the tap, then you use a flat washer. If you want the water to flow slowly at first and gain speed and volume as you open the tap more and more, then you install a bevelled washer."

Didn't know that,.....

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We tossed out our washer kits years ago who replaces washers anymore.
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here in good ole pa we still replace washers.....beveled is what we use.. ben sr
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We tossed out our washer kits years ago who replaces washers anymore.
Javiles, does that mean you use faucets & plumbing parts that don't contain washers? Or you replace the whole damn thing or bigger collection of parts and not just the washer alone?

Big box hardware stores still sell washers, and faucets & parts that use washers. Apparently they're not obsolete yet. And I have them in my house plumbing too, in California.
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I replace the washer with one that is a close match to the original. If it works, lm done and off to the next project

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