I think you've got the wrong impression, Bill. I would make these figure 8
gaskets of various thickness -not to stack but to use as individual units.
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Sent: Wednesday, October 27, 1999 9:38 AM
Subject: Re: figure 8 gaskets
> In a message dated 10/27/1999 9:34:19 AM Central Daylight Time,
> firstname.lastname@example.org writes:
> << I can make individual copper / brass / SS shim "O" rings. Assuming
> the deck is flat and the liner's pedestal and top are flat and true -I
> see why individual O rings of assorted thickness can't be used to ensure
> equal cylinder liner deck height elevation.
> Any comments? >>
> WE TRIED THIS, AND DID NOT HAVE GOOD LUCK EARLIER THIS YEAR.
> I BELIEVE IT IS BECAUSE OF A CONDITION WE IN THE CONSTRUCTION INDUSTRY
> TO DESCRIBE IT, IF YOU HAD TEN FILING CABINETS, EACH OF WHICH IS TWO FEET
> WIDE, AND YOU STACKED THEM SIDE BY SIDE, THEIR OVERALL DIMENSION OUGHT TO
> TWENTY FEET. BUT YOU WILL FIND IF YOU MEASURE THEM IT WILL ALWAYS BE MORE
> THAN TWENTY FEET.
> I THINK THAT IS THE PROBLEM WITH STACKING GASKETS. WHILE IT OUGHT TO
> IT DOES NOT. YOU GET CREEP.
> WE TRIED IT WITH LINERS WHICH DID NOT MATCH THIS SPRING, AND WE COULD NOT
> IT TO WORK. WE HAD TO MACHINE EVERTHING TO PROPER HEIGHTS.
> BILL DENTINGER