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Mar9-12, 09:27 AM
P: 365
There must be a pressure on the up and down forces otherwise water fills the narrow gaps.
Not like you think, the gasket is only there for prevent water to fill the air gap, you can think with P=0 bar in the air gap. Sure water will put forces on surface of the gasket [because we have X bars in one side due to the water, and this change with altitude, and 0 bar in other side (air gap)] but the surface of the gasket can be so low that we can considered the torque = 0 on the gasket. In this case, I put thr square thread in a sandwich of 2 circular threads, it's very important, the gaskets don't have up and down surfaces, they have only external and internal surfaces but so small...