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Great sources for o-rings posted above. You can also find them at Ace Hardware, Amazon, etc.

fishinwrench brought up an excellent point. Knowing the material and shore of the required o-ring is key. There are about 50 different international names for different blends of plastic, rubber, teflon, silicone, etc. that go into different material blends for o-rings. Softer silicone rings can provide a more versatile seal in lower-pressure applications, but they can be very soft and tear/wear easily. If you want a medium-hardness o-ring that has excellent all-around temperature and wear characteristics under various pressures, a Viton o-ring is always a good starting point.

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