[TowerTalk] kt34xa rebuild - cleaning inside clamps
Mon, 10 May 1999 11:48:07 -0400
We use several grades of steel wool and some small wire brushes on the KLMs.
It can take some work, depending upon how bad the oxidation is, but the job
gets done nicely. We loosen, remove, clean and refit most parts as we get to
them, rather than disassembling the whole thing entirely (who wants to build
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> For those of you that have rebuilt KT34s, what technique did you
> use to clean
> inside the clamps. I thought of buying a round file. Any other ideas?
> Also, do you recommend disassembling everything on the elements?
> I don't have
> to disassemble everything to replace the blue caps, i.e. the two
> clamps and L
> shaped aluminum coming away from both sides of the insulator and
> the end element
> piece, but maybe it is worth it due to the amount of oxidation I
> see everywhere
> And finally, what is a good way to clean up the screws which have a lot of
> oxidation at the top of the threads?
> Thanks, Pete ws4g
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