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Old 20th Jun 2016, 10:06
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Congratulations Nervous.
No doubt you will sleep well.

How's the studying going Redders or have you finished it now ?
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Old 20th Jun 2016, 12:24
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Finished for the summer. Results in about 3-4 weeks. One more small module to go.
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Old 20th Jun 2016, 12:48
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Another scam?

Just had a telephone call saying that the breakdown insurance on my Sky TV was coming to an end (and did I want to renew?).
As I told him that I do not have a TV (at least not for the last 8 years) the caller decided that he would end the call abruptly.
Incidentally, he asked for me by name - and I have never had Sky TV.

Next time I will string them along and waste their time.
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Old 20th Jun 2016, 13:23
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Results in about 3-4 weeks
Good luck, though I'm sure you don't need it.
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Old 20th Jun 2016, 14:29
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Sheddist help needed pretty please....

We have a large glass drinks dispenser with a tap. Sadly the silicone 'washer' has been damaged and therefore no longer works. I have been searching the interwebby in vain for something similar and my problem is that I don't know what it is called - when I put 'washer' in the search function it shows the flat disc rather than this. Herewith pictures, two showing the item in question, one showing the size and one showing its function in situ....

Can anybody give me some guidance as to what this thing is called so that I can find the wretched replacement? Thanking you prettily in advance....









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Old 20th Jun 2016, 14:49
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No idea where you can get the plastic "thing" from Radz but
this looks something like your original dispenser as far as I can see.

Parlane 6 Litre Drinks Jar Dispenser | IWOOT

Other people sell them too.
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Old 20th Jun 2016, 14:54
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I would describe it as a grommet.

Seems it might be a gasket:- http://www.webstaurantstore.com/3674...cessories.html
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Old 20th Jun 2016, 14:58
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Its actually more like this one except its not Kilner - there's no maker's name on it. If only it was Kilner's!!

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Old 20th Jun 2016, 15:02
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No Group Captn... the 'gasket' on that page is what I call a washer - ie a flat disc with a hole and no 'tube' at all. It needs to sit in the hole in the glass bottle and then the tap goes through the centre with a nut on the inside to screw onto the tap, secure it in place and to create the seal by pressing the 'tube washer' up against the glass on each side - refer back to my images....

I really don't see the point of paying for yet another bloddy great lump of glass when all I want is a little bit of silicone...
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Old 20th Jun 2016, 15:08
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Try these people:- The Grommet Company.

or these:- Diaphragm Grommets.

Alternatively, fashion your own from silicone sealant (the sort that you would use around the bath).
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Old 20th Jun 2016, 15:16
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I suggested fashioning our own out of silicone and I Got The Look.....
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Old 20th Jun 2016, 16:21
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I'd also call it a grommet.
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Old 20th Jun 2016, 16:48
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Mme Radar,

Why not try a Homebrew shop that sells brewing accessories as well as brewing kits?
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Old 20th Jun 2016, 17:34
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If you just need to seal either side of the tap, why not consider two fibre washers either side of the tank? I am assuming the drinks dispenser is cold liquid? You might need an additional metal washer on the inside surface, and if you needed greater thicknesses to enable you to follow the curvature of the side of the tank you could use more than one washer where required.

It wouldn't cost you more than few pence to buy and try?

Alternatively, If you're only trying to seal the tank where the tap passes through the side of it, you could also buy a small sheet of silicone sheet and cut your own washers. A quick google for me showed a few places and the cost seemed extremely modest. Various thicknesses available.
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Old 20th Jun 2016, 18:58
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I would imagine the the tap might be a push fit in the grommet - without any securing device inside the container.
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Old 20th Jun 2016, 19:21
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Originally Posted by G-CPTN View Post
I would imagine the the tap might be a push fit in the grommet - without any securing device inside the container.
Don't think so G-C. That looks like a plastic nut inside the container securing the tap in place.
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Old 20th Jun 2016, 19:41
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Puffins!! Loads of 'em!
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Old 20th Jun 2016, 19:41
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Why not consider just buying a complete replacement tap assembly. They seem cheap as chips on Amazon for example although I haven't looked into measurements or availability in the UK.

https://www.amazon.com/Water-Dispens.../dp/B001BM2ONW

I just searched for 'water dispenser tap'.
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Old 20th Jun 2016, 22:48
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Old 21st Jun 2016, 01:48
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Rads - it might be called a 'spacer' - I would go to the home brew shop as well, as suggested.


Found this though: http://www.packmyproduct.com.au/prod...p-fitting.html (can help with postage etc.).
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