Need O-Ring for Kohler Kitchen Sink Strainer/stopper - Where to buy?

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  1. DrToonz

    DrToonz New Member

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    I'm trying to find an o-ring for a Kohler sink stopper/strainer. Kitchen sink. It's for the stopper where the stopper falls into the drain to stop the drain. Any ideas? Tons of O-rings available online at parts places, but I don't know which one to buy!
    Thanks.
     
  2. cwhyu2

    cwhyu2 Consultant

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    Take the strainer with you to your nearest hardware and find the one it fits.
     
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  4. jimbo

    jimbo Plumber

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  5. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    Why would you even consider buying a $.50 item over the Internet, with the attendent possibity that it would be wrong one and have to return it, when a trip to the local hardware store with the drain or old "O" ring in hand would get you back in business in a matter of a few minutes?
     
  6. mhornbeck

    mhornbeck New Member

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    After doing some serious research on line and trying numerous places to find this little o-ring, I hit the mother-load. Local hardware store, Home Depot and Lowe's do not stock this part. They say it's too specialized. I found a few on-line for $1.10 each, but SHIPPING WAS $13!!! It's the principal of the thing.

    The ring measures 1 5/8" ID x 1 3/4" OD x 1/16 wall. I found a package of 25 for $1.80 at Orings and More oringsandmore@verizon.net and shipping was only $2.40!!

    Not bad for a woman, huh? Hope this helps. It was making me crazy, for such a mundane item to be so illusive.

    Mikie
     
  7. hj

    hj Moderator & Master Plumber Staff Member

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    The next time I am in a hardware store, I am going to check their "O" rings, because I cannot believe they did NOT have that one, because it is NOT that specialized.
     
  8. LLigetfa

    LLigetfa DIYer, not in the trades

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    IMHO, one can never have too many O-rings so I routinely restock my assortment by purchasing a variety of sizes. I also use them as elastic bands. My wife's handbags have O-rings on the strap to keep the loop under control. She even uses an O-ring as a discrete belt loop. Better than duck tape!
     
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