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Old 03-03-2008, 12:43 PM   #1
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So my attempt to find a 5/8 SS fender washer went bellyup. I did find a 1/2 nylon washer that I can drillout to 5/8 but am wondering about issues with it. It'll get scratched and will that result in places for contamination? What can I wash it with before each use?

I started a thread yesterday looking for an extra SS washer. One response said to find a 1/2 SS washer and drill it out. My only concern with that, aside from knowing I can get one, is whether or not that washer is coated with SS or solid SS. If it's coated and you drill it, it's likely to be corrosive material under the coating.

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Old 03-03-2008, 12:56 PM   #2
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I wouldn't worry about it. The MLT is pre-boil so any nasties will get killed off in the boil. I would just use the nylon one.


EDIT: Also since you can't find a 5/" washer, what about skipping the washer and using a flared nut??

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If you think finding a washer is hard, wait until you try drilling one out.

Try Mcmaster.com or MSCdirect.com or Fastenal.com

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I can't find a single 5/8 nut, washer or wing nut in brass or SS at Home Depot, Lowes or local hardware stores. Everything seems to top out at 1/2 in.

I think I'll go with the nylon and be done with it.

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Are you looking in those thin specialty hardware drawers? My Lowes has stainless washers/nuts up to 1".

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