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What material is best to use for water tight gaskets

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What material is best to use for water tight gaskets

Post by RAB on Wed Nov 04 2009, 20:02

NOT head gasket, i need to make 2 gaskets up , 1 for water hopper inspection cover and one to join the hopper to the head block(NOT CYLINDER HEAD) what is best material to use, thanks cheers

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Re: What material is best to use for water tight gaskets

Post by Foden on Wed Nov 04 2009, 21:03

Ideally you need some descent gasket paper Ryan, brown paper is too thin for those applications. I get gasket material locally, I would THINK that bearing specialists, motor factors etc should stock it. Cereal packet would do at a push but I prefer the proper material. Hylomar is my favourite "goo" for sealing as it is easily removed should the need arise (and it usually does)!

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Post by JONESEY on Wed Nov 04 2009, 22:25

Pete as said it all thats the right way to do it, the water jacket inspeaktion plate should be made of cork
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think ill go for cork

Post by RAB on Thu Nov 05 2009, 03:45

but thanks for the info guys

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Re: What material is best to use for water tight gaskets

Post by stationary stu on Thu Nov 05 2009, 04:09

Don't forget cork comes in different thickneses, so you'll have to see which you need.

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Re: What material is best to use for water tight gaskets

Post by Guest on Tue Nov 10 2009, 08:06

a quick check to see what sort of thickness you need is to check the variations in level of the material you intend to seal, put a straight edge over the workpiece, and see how much distortion you have, and use thicker or thinner gasket paper accordingly.

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