Wanted, Bakelite Washers, Electrical

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Post  SteveP on Wed Dec 30, 2009 7:39 am

Looking for the " open washer" #1 in photo. Came out of Elf license plate light bulb holder. I broke one.
I've found the other washer in the picture(#2) which I could get to work but I would prefer the original type, #1. It appears to be made of bakelite or fiberboard. Thank you. Steve

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Re: Wanted, Bakelite Washers, Electrical

Post  Red Riley on Thu Dec 31, 2009 5:22 am

Those are called phenolic washers. You should be able to find them at a Radio Shack (do you have those over there?) or similar electronics supply store. I usually just buy a new bulb holder and cannibalize it for parts, but I've also replaced those washers with a heavy nylon washer before. You could just cut a slot to slide the wire through if you don't want to cut the wire.

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Re: Wanted, Bakelite Washers, Electrical

Post  SteveP on Fri Jan 01, 2010 9:54 pm

Red Riley, thank you for the reply. I'll do some research on "phenolic washers". I'm not familiar with the term "phenolic".
I do have some nylon washers that would work but I was concerned that there might be some heat build up that might melt the washers.
I'll probably just modify some similar ones from the other holder.

Thanks again, Steve
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Post  Red Riley on Sat Jan 02, 2010 12:04 am

I just noticed that you're in Pasadena. I would just walk into the nearest Autozone and buy a couple of replacement sockets and rebuild your old ones with new pieces. Easy peazy.

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Re: Wanted, Bakelite Washers, Electrical

Post  superworm on Sat Jan 02, 2010 2:56 am

If you get desperate, you could "fret" one out of "paxolin" sheet or even Fiberglass circuit board (as from Radioshack - Maplin's/Nexus in the UK). If you use circuit board then remove the copper cladding else it will get HOT as it shorts out!!!


http://www.nexusmodels.co.uk/shop/category_111/Paxolin.html?shop_param=cid%3D%26

http://www.radioshack.com/product/index.jsp?productId=2102495

etc....

Failing access to a hand or machine fretsaw, you could get a jeweller's saw from any hobby shop.

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Re: Wanted, Bakelite Washers, Electrical

Post  Big_Al_Smith on Sat Jan 02, 2010 7:51 am

damn you guys are clever...thanks for being so helpful, and happy 2010 Very Happy
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Re: Wanted, Bakelite Washers, Electrical

Post  Guest on Sun Jan 03, 2010 3:37 pm

the other thing you could use are "fibre washers" pretty similar stuff, and available from most motor stores. if you have any trouble getting some, PM me! have plenty here.

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Re: Wanted, Bakelite Washers, Electrical

Post  SteveP on Mon Jan 04, 2010 3:58 pm

Thank you for the replies...great info. Happy New Year. Steve
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bake lite washer

Post  hudnormsue852 on Tue Jan 05, 2010 12:59 am

saw the beer cap, Laughing whats the beer like? drunken
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Re: Wanted, Bakelite Washers, Electrical

Post  SteveP on Wed Jan 06, 2010 8:33 am

Sam Adams, Seasonal beer. Sam Adams is one of the better American semi-microbrewery, mass produced beers (in my opinion). Their sesonal beer is like a Marzen type reddish beer, pretty good. My friend and I are getting into some of the somewhat newer microbrewry ales, like Stone and Rogue, which are becoming quite popular here in the US. They have quite a variety of beers, some reaching alcohol +10%. We don't know if it's our imagination or not, but the ones with the higher alcohol content seem to taste the best!

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