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Subject: [TowerTalk] KT34 rebuild pointers
Date: Mon, 24 Jan 2005 11:50:02 EST
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Hints & Kinks for KT34 rebuild

-Use a plumberâs pipe brush for cleaning the tubes. This is a handy tool with 
wire brushes for cleaning the inside and outside diameters of tubing. It will 
clean the aluminum but wonât remove as much material as sandpaper.

-Use a stiff piece of wire to clean the spider nests out of the 3/8" tubes

-The outer most straps at the end of the 15 meter traps is the most 
unreliable connection. I suggest using a single small poprivet on the bottom 
side of 
both ends of the strap to secure it. Be sure itâs where you want it before 
drilling! DO NOT poprivet anything else, ESPECIALLY the capacitors!

-Expect to spend about 40 hours to rebuild a KT34-XA completely.  A labor of 

-Get new capacitor caps. Soften them in hot water before assembly.

-Tony, K1KP

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Stations", and lot's more.  Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions 
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