Mylar washers instead of nylon


Ron Wodaski <ronw@...>
 

During the last week, somewhere in the discussion about clamping handles for
the AP 600, the suggestion came up to add a nylon washer -- either under the
metal washer, or in place of the metal washer. A trip to my local hardware
store today turned up something that I'd never heard of, but that is a
better solution than the nylon washers: Mylar washers.

The Mylar washers have several advantages right off that I can see:

* Thinner than nylon
* Harder than nylon, but not so hard as to be troublesome
* Less friction than nylon, almost slippery in fact

They are recommended for any location where you have frequent tightening and
loosening. They are also quite cheap, .24 to .30 a pair, depending on size.

Ron Wodaski


Stephen E. Russell <sjruss55@...>
 

Hello Ron,

Where did you find those Mylar washers? What company makes them?
I've tried several hardware stores and home centers but have had no
luck in finding Mylar washers. I get a funny look when I asked for
them. All I can find are Nylon, fiber, and rubber.

Stephen

metal washer, or in place of the metal washer. A trip to my local
hardware
store today turned up something that I'd never heard of, but that
is a
better solution than the nylon washers: Mylar washers.
* Thinner than nylon
The Mylar washers have several advantages right off that I can see:
* Harder than nylon, but not so hard as to be troublesome
* Less friction than nylon, almost slippery in fact

They are recommended for any location where you have frequent
tightening and
loosening. They are also quite cheap, .24 to .30 a pair, depending
on size.

Ron Wodaski


Ron Wodaski <ronw@...>
 

I may have just gotten lucky, then. <g> I bought them at a hardware store
about a half-hour drive from my home, called McClendon's. They are a chain,
but I don't know how far they range. I'm near Seattle.

I expect to be in that town sometime over the weekend; I will see if they
will tell me anything about where they get them. If nothing else, I can buy
some for you and mail them off.

Ron Wodaski

-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen E. Russell [mailto:sjruss55@dpc.net]
Sent: Friday, April 21, 2000 2:52 PM
To: ap-gto@egroups.com
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mylar washers instead of nylon


Hello Ron,

Where did you find those Mylar washers? What company makes them?
I've tried several hardware stores and home centers but have had no
luck in finding Mylar washers. I get a funny look when I asked for
them. All I can find are Nylon, fiber, and rubber.

Stephen

metal washer, or in place of the metal washer. A trip to my local
hardware
store today turned up something that I'd never heard of, but that
is a
better solution than the nylon washers: Mylar washers.
* Thinner than nylon
The Mylar washers have several advantages right off that I can see:
* Harder than nylon, but not so hard as to be troublesome
* Less friction than nylon, almost slippery in fact

They are recommended for any location where you have frequent
tightening and
loosening. They are also quite cheap, .24 to .30 a pair, depending
on size.

Ron Wodaski

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Ron Wodaski <ronw@...>
 

-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen E. Russell [mailto:sjruss55@dpc.net]
Sent: Friday, April 21, 2000 2:52 PM
To: ap-gto@egroups.com
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mylar washers instead of nylon


Hello Ron,

Where did you find those Mylar washers? What company makes them?
I've tried several hardware stores and home centers but have had no
luck in finding Mylar washers. I get a funny look when I asked for
them. All I can find are Nylon, fiber, and rubber.

Stephen

metal washer, or in place of the metal washer. A trip to my local
hardware
store today turned up something that I'd never heard of, but that
is a
better solution than the nylon washers: Mylar washers.
* Thinner than nylon
The Mylar washers have several advantages right off that I can see:
* Harder than nylon, but not so hard as to be troublesome
* Less friction than nylon, almost slippery in fact

They are recommended for any location where you have frequent
tightening and
loosening. They are also quite cheap, .24 to .30 a pair, depending
on size.

Ron Wodaski

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Chris Spratt
 

Can't find any in Victoria either. Got my handles though and they work great.
Wouldn't mind some washers though.

Chris. Spratt

Ron Wodaski wrote:


I may have just gotten lucky, then. <g> I bought them at a hardware store
about a half-hour drive from my home, called McClendon's. They are a chain,
but I don't know how far they range. I'm near Seattle.

I expect to be in that town sometime over the weekend; I will see if they
will tell me anything about where they get them. If nothing else, I can buy
some for you and mail them off.

Ron Wodaski

-----Original Message-----
From: Stephen E. Russell [mailto:sjruss55@dpc.net]
Sent: Friday, April 21, 2000 2:52 PM
To: ap-gto@egroups.com
Subject: Re: [ap-gto] Mylar washers instead of nylon

Hello Ron,

Where did you find those Mylar washers? What company makes them?
I've tried several hardware stores and home centers but have had no
luck in finding Mylar washers. I get a funny look when I asked for
them. All I can find are Nylon, fiber, and rubber.

Stephen

metal washer, or in place of the metal washer. A trip to my local
hardware
store today turned up something that I'd never heard of, but that
is a
better solution than the nylon washers: Mylar washers.
* Thinner than nylon
The Mylar washers have several advantages right off that I can see:
* Harder than nylon, but not so hard as to be troublesome
* Less friction than nylon, almost slippery in fact

They are recommended for any location where you have frequent
tightening and
loosening. They are also quite cheap, .24 to .30 a pair, depending
on size.

Ron Wodaski
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