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Old 10-13-2008, 07:05 PM   #1
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I'm refurbishing an Angram beer engine and I need to replace the seals for the cylinder. The only problem is that I can't find out where to buy them or what they're actually called. I talked to the guy at UK brewing and he was great, but he said that they'd be out of stock for probably a month or so. Also, it seems like these sorts of things should be easy (and probably cheaper) to find via McMaster or someplace similar, but I don't know what to search for. Clearly, they're not O-rings but the correct name eludes me. Anyway, here's a picture. You can see why I want to swap them out If any of you guys have suggestions on what these are called and where/how I can find a few, I'd definitely appreciate it.

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Old 10-14-2008, 02:49 AM   #2
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flat orings?

O-Rings, Cordstock, and Accessories

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Check the yellow pages or the net for a seal manufacture they are out there that can custom make one but can be costly or wait a month from your other source. I had a couple custom seals made for a power steering box input shaft that was no longer available for only $48 and glad to have them.
One as a spare. Yours looks like a step square ring, thinking if it can be built up by adding two square rings or get lucky with one square ring.
Check a bearing supply house as they should have seal catalogs or a source or company to go to. Hey good hunting get it pumping again.

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If the guy at the UK brewing place had some, why not ask him what they're called? Maybe he even has a part number. It looks like some kind of gasket to me.

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Looks like a cup seal-the same sort of seal that usually comes with a steel retainer on the OD, like an axle seal on a car. Get the exact measurements of the shaft's diameter for the seal ID, and the body's inner diameter for the seal OD. A local bearing and seal company should be able to fix you up. Buy a couple.

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Cool, thank you very much guys. I'll check into these suggestions and see what I can find.

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