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Posted: 05/24/19 12:55pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I decided I should replace the batteries in my TST 507 sensors.

In the past I have found that the O rings can not be reused as I had a couple break during assembly last time I replaced the batteries.

I went to the TST site to order some O rings. They cost $6.95 for a set of 6 with a $6.95 shipping charge.

$6.95 for something that could be sent in an envelope with one possibly two first class stamps??

That comes out to $2.35 per O ring.

Batteries cost about 1/2 as much as the O rings. Amazon has the CR1632 batteries for about $1.12 each for an Energizer brand and free shipping.

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Posted: 05/24/19 01:00pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Does anyone know why this post does not show up under active posts?

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Posted: 05/24/19 01:10pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

RCMAN46 wrote:

Does anyone know why this post does not show up under active posts?


Well after several minutes my post did show up under Active. Originally it only showed in Newest.

Does anyone know what the difference between active and newest is?

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Posted: 05/24/19 01:28pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

On my screen the difference is about an inch.


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A lot of eBay items are like that. My favorite reply. "Set of four new Michelin tires, all sizes $49.95 each complete. $1,395.00 shipping. I have gotten some pretty saucy replies, usually by women."

But some folks charge ridiculous prices like the above. Absurd shipping at 150% of the going eBay price. I forward the ad to the California state resale board --- obviously cheating on state tax. The ad disappears after a few weeks.

I just had it out with an eBay seller. Weatherpack sets with gray silicone plugs which matches the picture in the ad. Red silicone plugs are half the cost and red is what I received. Cannot force it over an 18 gauge wire to save your ass. I 1-starred the vendor and issued a public warning. He wanted to send me a check. I told him it would cost more in gasoline than the five dollar check was worth. He ended up crediting my Visa account $7.50 I sent nothing back.

On O Rings. WW Grainger sells a huge variety of o-rings. Worth a visit. Probably will find far better product at one quarter the price.

Beware of counterfeit junk.

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MEXICOWANDERER wrote:



On O Rings. WW Grainger sells a huge variety of o-rings. Worth a visit. Probably will find far better product at one quarter the price.

Beware of counterfeit junk.


Couldn’t agree more. Most consumer O-rings are cheap garbage. Waving one in sunlight for a few minutes will cause it to crack or crumble. Break out the calipers on the original part and then look at the Parker-Hannifin O-ring handbook to find an appropriate replacement.

Some places it is worth buying cheap parts. Not O-rings. Good ones are incomparably better than cheap ones.


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I usually order from TechnoRV. Comes with everything you need.


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ACE hardware ... a large variety of O Rings available in the isle with faucet cartridges. And they are CHEAP!


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Posted: 05/24/19 04:01pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

I believe that the $6.95 includes all soft parts as well as tools and hardware.

A of couple years ago, I asked TST for some o-rings and they sent them free.





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Sounds like a refer door handle I ordered for a rental. Found one about half what Frigidaire wanted on EBay.

The interesting thing I noticed was that on the Frigidaire site they were asking about 10.00 for the two screws that hold the thing on, about 1 inch long. And that was not including shipping. Luckily I had the screws. Some people paid the price based on the bad site reviews. Crazy

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