An ogee washer, also known as a slotted washer or a faucet washer, is a type of washer with a distinctive shape. It is characterized by its asymmetrical design, featuring a larger, curved side and a smaller, flat side. Ogee washers are primarily used in plumbing and faucet applications, although they can have other uses as well.
The unique shape of ogee washers provides several functions in plumbing and faucet applications:
Sealing: Ogee washers are often used in faucets to create a watertight seal between the faucet spout and the mounting surface. The curved side of the washer helps create a secure seal to prevent leaks.
Adjustment: The curved shape of the washer can provide a degree of adjustability, allowing for fine-tuning of the faucet's alignment and fit to the mounting surface.
Anti-Vibration: Ogee washers can also have anti-vibration properties, helping to reduce the transfer of vibrations or shocks from the faucet to the mounting surface.
Ogee washers are available in various sizes to accommodate different faucet and plumbing connections. The choice of washer size and material depends on the specific requirements of the plumbing or faucet application.