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ISO O-rings that aren't garbage

Discussion in 'Tanks, Valves & Bands' started by DevilEyeDog, May 4, 2021 at 6:26 AM.

  1. wnissen

    wnissen ScubaBoard Supporter ScubaBoard Supporter

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    Respectfully, o-rings are inexpensive, easily counterfeited life-support equipment. If it is off-spec (too thin, too small, too soft) and extrudes at the wrong moment, your tank could be empty in about a minute. I would not try to save a few bucks by buying them from Amazon. They commingle all their stock, so you are almost certainly not getting product from the company (or individual) on the listing.

    I have an engineer and a technician I am close to, and this is where they get almost all their industrial supply. If it's good enough to go to space in a satellite, I would trust it on my tank.
     
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  2. DevilEyeDog

    DevilEyeDog REEF Volunteer

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    THANK YOU EVERYONE! Honestly I've been diving for 3 years and my knowledge of o-rings is limited to replace when you hear a hiss. I had no idea there were different qualities or materials until today. I appreciate the picks too!
     
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  3. Akimbo

    Akimbo Just a diver Staff Member ScubaBoard Supporter

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    At least in North America, any authorized Parker dealer is a safe place to purchase quality O-rings.

    You might find these links useful for general information on O-rings:
    O-rings for Divers

    Scuba Cylinder Valve Installation
     
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  4. deeper thoughts

    deeper thoughts Solo Diver

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