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#1 Indigo

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 03:38

I just received a 487 (double 444) dip-less desk set. One of the upper (black rubber) gaskets is missing and the other is tired. I found tons of information about the red (do not fill above) gaskets, but can't find a reference to the upper ones. They do not seem to function as seals as they are well above the ink level. Do they need to be replaced? If so, where can they be found?

Thanks for any advice.

#2 myn

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 12:08

You may be able to find your answer in this fpn article found here:
http://www.fountainp...2556-steel-nib/
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#3 zepharia2

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Posted 06 December 2012 - 13:58

The black gasket that is tired doesn't need replacing as long as there is no cracks. I found that after the well was filled for a day or so, the gasket expands and holds the lid tight.
As for the other one...

http://www.fountainp...et-replacement/

and

http://www.fountainp...showtopic=15292

will help you out with plumbing parts.

#4 Indigo

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Posted 07 December 2012 - 03:11

The black gasket that is tired doesn't need replacing as long as there is no cracks. I found that after the well was filled for a day or so, the gasket expands and holds the lid tight.
As for the other one...

http://www.fountainp...et-replacement/

and

http://www.fountainp...showtopic=15292

will help you out with plumbing parts.


Thanks - since I have the red gaskets, I'll not worry about the black ones.