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rtz



Joined: 31 Oct 2010
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Location: Oklahoma City

PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 3:24 pm    Post subject: Clear fin washers Reply with quote

Anyone have a lead for getting the translucent or opaque style washer as seen on some JP fins?

Is it a latex or gum rubber type material?
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rswabsin



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Location: New Jersey

PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 3:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I believe your asking about the opaque washers included on the attachment screw for power box fins. I've gone to Home Deport (or Lowes) and looked through the various black rubber type washers in the plumbing aisle. You can easily find ones that match closely. The rubber washer compresses nicely when the fin screw is tightened and helps keep the bolt snug. I found the black ones worked fine.
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isobars



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PostPosted: Wed May 08, 2019 4:09 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Take it a step further and use a piece of rubber hose to retain your powerbox screw so you can leave the screw in the box permanently without losing it. Stick the screw into its hole, then slide or screw a short piece (a cm or so) of 7/32" windshield wiper/washer/vacuum hose over the screw to the bottom of the cavity. If it interferes with the fin when installed, shorten the hose segment. No more lost screws, and you always have it where you need it.
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skyking1231



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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 6:30 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Home depot...in the plumbing/toilet repair isle.

good tip on the rubber hose thing. me thinks i will try that.
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rtz



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PostPosted: Fri May 10, 2019 5:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Picture of the washer material. Also interesting to note the similarity in that data panel in the two brands of fins.

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rtz



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PostPosted: Sat May 11, 2019 10:51 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Also too; the Makani Fins ship from Canada(2 day shipping) and have made in Thailand stickers on them(if you thought they were some made in China fin). A bunch are on sale now or have had the price reduced: https://www.makanifins.com/
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rswabsin



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PostPosted: Mon May 13, 2019 7:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Love Makini fins. Great customer support too. Very responsive to all questions if you email them. Very pleased with their performance and high quality.
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