Fiber washers from Home Depot?

Discussion in 'Fettling Forum' started by jeffd, Jan 24, 2020.

  1. jeffd

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    So I just pulled apart my Taylor’s 065 (see other thread) and the fiber washers between the burner and preheat cups fell to pieces. I see ‘fiber washers’ at Depot-will these suffice? https://www.homedepot.com/b/Hardware-Fasteners/Fiber-Washer/N-5yc1vZc255Z1z0ztch

    On a related note, I reached out to Fettlebox via their web form, but haven’t heard back. Is there an email address I should use?
     
  2. kerophile

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    Hi @jeffd the heat resistant fibre washers used in liquid fuelled pressure stoves are high tech items which are designed for a very demanding service cycle.

    Unless you have a full spec for the “fibre washers” offered by suppliers, their products are unlikely to be suitable for stove use!

    Most fibre washers are produced from resin impregnated paper or fabric and only intended for use in low pressure water pipe systems...totally useless for high temperature, high pressure fuel systems.

    Have a look at this old post:

    Heat-resistant burner washers, and fitting them.

    Fettle box should be able to supply suitable heat-resistant burner washers for your stove:

    Burner Washers - Asbestos Free - The Fettlebox

    Best Regards,
    Kerophile.
     
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  3. Tony Press

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    I can attest that fibre washers supplied by my local automotive chain “Repco” are entirely unsuitable for lanterns and stoves. After some use, they turn brittle.

    Tony
     
  4. jeffd

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    Thanks so much for the advice! I really did try and use the search function, but obviously didn't use the proper terms... I'll try Fettlebox again. I'm making a list so I can have everything shipped in one fell swoop. In theory, at least.