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Old 08-30-2014, 02:51 PM   #1
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I have a old compressor to which I added a vintage Binks regulator. The two halves have a gasket (Approximately 2" dia.) between them. The gasket blew out and I replaced it with one I made from gasket paper. That worked well for about two days and the paper failed. I'm considering cutting up a plastic milk carton, etc. Any suggestions on what I should use? This gasket is on the high pressure side of the regulator.
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Old 08-30-2014, 03:32 PM   #2
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I think you will need more than a milk carton for a gasket. Maybe thin steel/aluminum with some epoxy to fill in the gaps? What about hobby shim material?

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Are the two halves flat?

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You can buy rubber gasket material at Menards or Fleet Farm. Look in the plumbing department. Fabric reinforced would even be better, such as in an old fuel pump diaphram, or even an old overshoe.
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I have a old compressor to which I added a vintage Binks regulator. The two halves have a gasket (Approximately 2" dia.) between them. The gasket blew out and I replaced it with one I made from gasket paper. That worked well for about two days and the paper failed. I'm considering cutting up a plastic milk carton, etc. Any suggestions on what I should use? This gasket is on the high pressure side of the regulator.
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Have you tried getting the parts from a Binks distributer, there should be a part number on that regulator, usually a boss with something like 85-125, post a photo if you can.
Is it round or fluted where the screws go through.
There is more to that diaphragm than the gasket material, there is a metal cup riveted to the center to retain the adjustment screw spring.

I collect Binks stuff.

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Old 08-30-2014, 10:43 PM   #6
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Darryl, This regulator is nickel plated with 6 slotted head screws in a hex pattern. I don't remember where I got it, but it has the appearance of being old .
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Terry,

Can you post a picture of the regulator, or possibly find a photo on the internet that looks like the one you have.

If it is Binks it will have a Boss with a stamped number on it. If it is nickel plated it is likely made of brass.

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Terry,
We carved head gaskets for old Flathead Indians from sheet copper, annealed them, & used the goop from the bottom of an OLD can of Alujimum paint, as a brush on sealer, worked GOOD! We were using the engines in 3/4 midjets.
Even, sometimes, we re-used the gaskets, by annealing them again.
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