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Subject:Re: Grease ZERK or ZIRC? From:jgilger_it -at- NV -dot- DOE -dot- GOV Date:Tue, 25 May 1999 16:00:27 -0700
In twenty years of being a machinist/mechanic I have never heard (or
read) of this grease fitting called anything other than a zerk fitting
or a grease fitting. "Zerk" refers back to the inventor (or something
like that) the less colorful, but still acceptable, name is "grease
fitting." Call it by either name and your end user will understand.
MMC(SS) USN RET
From: Kate Schommer [SMTP:KSchommer -at- METSYSENG -dot- COM]
Sent: Tuesday, May 25, 1999 3:11 PM
To: TECHWR-L -at- LISTSERV -dot- OKSTATE -dot- EDU
Subject: Grease ZERK or ZIRC?
This question is for all the gearhead TWs (I know you're out
The connector where you pump grease into a bearing: Is it
spelled "zerk" =
I realize this is jargon-y, but I'm squeamish about the term
all alternate suggestions are welcome!
Senior Technical Writer
Metsys Engineering Inc.
kschommer -at- metsyseng -dot- com