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Old 6th February 2009, 01:04 PM   #101
PH104 is offline PH104  United States
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My DIY record cleaner.
Tergitol, Photo-Flo, and Triton X are all ethoxylates and chemically very similar being nonionic detergents (surfactants).

"The Canadian Conservation Institute (CCI) recommends the use of nonionic, ethylene oxide condensates surfactants to clean sound recordings. The CCI does not foresee long‑term problems associated with the use of nonionic surfactants such as Tergitol."

Photo-Flo is also an ethylene oxide nonionic surfactant.
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Old 6th February 2009, 02:29 PM   #102
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I thought Propylene glycol was the surfactant and photo-flo has that in it. But isn't there something else in there? Mainly an alcohol that isn't iso?
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Old 2nd April 2009, 06:31 PM   #103
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Default VPI upgrade kit vs. replacement kit

Hi there! Love your DIY cleaner and am in the process of building mine. I am wondering whether i could simply buy the replacement vacuum tube kit rather than the upgrade kit, which has increased to $70. The replacement arm and holding unit goes for $45. But there appears to be a slight difference in holding unit plastic. Is it simply a matter of a vacuum size adaptor that is the difference? I would much rather spend $45, but am a beginner here. What do you think?
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Old 8th November 2009, 06:20 PM   #104
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Default what stops the arm rotation?

For both the DIY plumbing concept AND the VPI adapter... what prevents the arm/wand from just rotating all over the place? How does it remain in the perfect perpendicular position to the record?
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Old 26th April 2013, 09:10 PM   #105
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Any updated on newly bulit RCM'S?
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Old 9th March 2016, 04:05 AM   #106
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mine is still working perfectly
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