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to gasket or not to gasket

Post  andyc on Mon 13 Dec 2010, 7:00 am

Hi,

Finally got to get my hands dirty again today after what feels like months of painting and cracked on with the cylinder kit. I have cleaned the valve chest cover and mating face up and was going to try it without the gasket. I was wondering if this had been succesful for others or whether the gasket is the way to go ?.

I was also wondering what the general concensus was for the hornplate fixings. JB weld seems a bit too permanent. I can remember foliac being mentioned but didn't know what others had used.

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Andy

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Metal to metal or gasket

Post  lynnr on Mon 13 Dec 2010, 7:07 am

Hi

Having been around father for years as he inspected pressure vessels of all shapes and sizes. You never see metal to metal. The joint always have a gasket of some sort even if it is a sheet of paper with wax oil pored on.

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Re: to gasket or not to gasket

Post  andyc on Mon 13 Dec 2010, 7:46 am

Hi,

That was probably me being unclear. The instructions give the choice of a gasket or foliac and i was going to try with the foliac.

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Re: to gasket or not to gasket

Post  hughb on Sun 19 Dec 2010, 12:15 pm

Hi Andy

I had this same thing from some mates in the club ..In the end I used the gasgit...But Exclamation and here
is the thing that is good just one of them said to use both the folic past on both sides of the gasgit .
I found this to be best and not had a prob .I do not however know if this is what is intended Question ..
Good luck and do say how you get on> Very Happy

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