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  • #1546
    Leon Garrett
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    I have a number of old tubes and would like to know the following.
    If the Base of a Tube is loose is it any good. Thanks.

    #1547
    Gerry O’Hara
    Keymaster

    The answer is ‘quite possibly’… In many cases only the bakelite base has loosened on the glass envelope and the wires connecting the pins in the base to the tube elements are still intact. In this case, the base can be re-attached using super-glue or epoxy and will still work. If in doubt, glue them and test/try them out.

    Gerry

    #1552
    Leon Garrett
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    Sorry I did not know what Bumping meant, I do now Im learning.
    Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year to All on Canadian Vintage Radio.

    Leon

    #1556
    Gerry O’Hara
    Keymaster

    ‘Bumping’??

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