>1. Use non-metal-bearing joint compound (NOALOX) at the joints. I've
>never tried this; it's NOT what KLM reccommends, but it has been
>used and recommended by others, although never, to my knowledge, on
I have sucessfully used NOALOX on a KT-34A. The stuff KLM sends (and
sells) with the KT-34 is different and works really well, but NOALOX (or
something similar) is readily available at local electrical supply houses.
I had a KT-34 up for about 7 years with no problems. I now have a KT-34XA
up and I used the stuff KLM supplied for that. It's been up about 3 years
with no problems with the joints.