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Re: [Amps] Horizontal or verticle?

To: "Richard" <>, "AMPS" <>
Subject: Re: [Amps] Horizontal or verticle?
From: R.Measures <>
Date: Mon, 26 Jan 2004 03:13:38 -0800
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>There is a bit of debate between Polish and Ukrainian amp builders.
>The some members of the Polish school argue, based on some American 
>literature, that a valve (ceramic) should be based vertically, while some 
>well known Ukrainian builders, have there GU74b's amps horizontal.
>Now some Poles maintian horizontal is bad as, as for lack of a better 
>word, "pollutants" which occasionally fall from the anode land on th grid, 
>rahter than at the base of the valve as would be the case if the valve was 
>verticle, and this eventually causes a short in the valve.

**  I would go with base down.  I have seen many 8877s/3cx800A7s-et 
cetera with gold-sputtering 'pollution' that were still usuable if the 
gold meltballs could be safely parked in the base.  
>My feeling is that rather the cooling problem is the issue here, but I 
>wonder s the valves were designed with the though in mind of working in 
>any positon.
>Any comments
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