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Old 01-24-2013, 03:13 AM   #1
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Default Older faucet shanks - parts?

I've got some old shanks in a four tap mushroom. These are smaller .5in OD shanks. These shanks take a straight brass tailpiece that goes through a rubber tapered grommet. When the nut slips over the tailpiece and threaded to the shank the rubber is drawn into the shanks sealing it. The rubber is getting a bit ratty. Given the nature of this rubber I would like a source for parts as keeping that all sanitary isn't as easy as the newer all stainless stuff. Anyone seen these and have parts sources?

I've tried all the usual including mcmaster and chi to no avail.

Do I attempt drilling it out and putting in all new?

Also, I'm all set for nitro on the one line and concerned that the higher pressure may be an issue as well.

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Old 01-28-2013, 03:24 AM   #2
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So here I am talking to myself. Lonely in this thread.

But for those of you that have these types of shanks, turns out their threads must be metric. NPT, compression, etc. all don't work.

So I noodled around the HW store and it dawned on me. If a standard water faucet utilizes a beveled washer (and can hold up to 60PSI) lets try that.

It was hard getting the washer over the tailpiece but that was good since you don't want a leak there either. So now instead of the original washer being like a grommet and being inserted into the cavity of the shank, I have a beveled washer pushing against the outside of that shank. Tighten the nut and no leaks. And an endless supply of cheap parts.

Again, just documenting for someone else...

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Old 04-12-2014, 08:11 PM   #3
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It seems your journey has carried you to places you did not wish to go... Sorry. Is the gray grommet here what you needed? http://www.chicompany.net/index.php?main_page=product_info&cPath=376_17_46_4 26&products_id=630&number_of_uploads=0

I looked for this for awhile... Now Im looking for and older brass faucet collar... seems all the newer ones are 1 inch and mine ar 7/8

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