Simmer non standard valve screw

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Simmer non standard valve screw

Post by Screamer » Thu Apr 11, 2019 10:32 am

Hi everyone
I have a Simmer Freewave from 2014. and unfortunately I lost the valve screw. Even more unfortunately, it is narrower diameter than standard everyone else uses. Does anybody know where can I find it?
Thanks
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Re: Non standard valve screw

Post by TOTD » Thu Apr 11, 2019 1:54 pm

Ola should be able to disclose a replacement size. It’s not the large fat one , that I consider standard ?

Distributor

I looked all around me , and it’s not here.
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Re: Non standard valve screw

Post by Screamer » Thu Apr 11, 2019 3:22 pm

No it's not a fat one used on all boards, I have never seen one this slim.

European distributor, well I have to bite my tongue with regard to that one.....
I sent a PM to Ola

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Re: Simmer non standard valve screw

Post by TOTD » Fri Apr 12, 2019 3:49 pm

Both my MOO and Witchcraft have skinny screws, compared to most.
I would find one that fits without being much larger , and use a nice rubber washer to assure fitting.
My newest boards have gorerex plugs, which breath, they don’t come out.
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Re: Simmer non standard valve screw

Post by Ola H. » Sun Apr 28, 2019 8:50 am

It’s a Gore tex style valve. I’m checking if we can arrange a replacement.

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Re: Simmer non standard valve screw

Post by Ola H. » Thu May 02, 2019 6:14 am

Apparently it is not a gore-tex style valve, so I think the Screamer may have a custom or proto board. Then it is probably a flat headed M5 that also needs a small o-ring. But I would need a pic to really know.

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Re: Simmer non standard valve screw

Post by Mitch K » Thu May 02, 2019 8:57 pm

@Ola - in 2014 - the Gen 2 boards had screw type valves. At least the Quantum 85 I had did and apparently this Freewave did too. Gen 1 boards had Gore-tex plugs and Gen 3 went back to Gore-tex plugs, thankfully.

@Screamer - I have a spare screw type valve harvested from a 2014 Quantum. Pic below.
The only hitch is getting it to you. I'm in the US (Southern California). If you're not in the US, I'm not sure if I can just pop this in an envelope and mail to you because of US export regulations. Paperwork might be required. Perhaps others can chime in on how to easily do this. If we can figure out the logistics, you're welcome to have it.

Size of the screw - about 8MM shaft and a 15MM head.

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Re: Simmer non standard valve screw

Post by TOTD » Fri May 03, 2019 1:38 pm

That screw looks typical one in size.
To mail this from the US, it would depend on the P.O. agent to interpret its size, being bulky compared to a flat envelope.
I should think that, a new one at a shop would be much cheaper.
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Re: Simmer non standard valve screw

Post by Mitch K » Fri May 03, 2019 7:40 pm

I added screw dimensions to the pic.
I can stop by a hardware store and verify the thread diameter and pitch if needed.

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