There are O-rings and then there are Oh!-rings…


The faucets are apparently Italian. Very intricate O-ring valve assembly. The brand appears to be something like Elli Roma.

There is a main shaft with three holes: hot cold, and spout.

The water is mixed and flows to the spout hole and from there into a channel around the shaft at the height of the spout inlet. There is a corrugated O-ring above and below the channel to prevent leakage.

Today it started leaking.

We could not find an exact replacement.

So we took two regular O-rings:

• 30 mm i.d., 3 mm thickness
• 30 mm i.d., 2.5 mm thickness

and put them in the channel for one of the corrugated O-rings and repeated for the other.

It works!


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