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Old 4th January 2009, 03:10 PM   #1
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Default Evil Experiemnts - Hammond Paper in Oil Caps

OK, so the Sunday paper was kind of thin and uninteresting, so the rest of the morning was devoted to experimentation.

Here's what happens when you take a can opener (regular kitchen type worked admirably well :-) ) to the nice welded lip of a Hammond PIO cap from an HR-1 organ amp.

The cap on the picture is a two-section A0-16834, 6uF each.

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Do not try this at home. Oil filled caps may contain PCBs which are highly carcinogenic. Do not handle with bare hands or let the oil come in contact with the skin. Afterwards, the oil, cap, and waste products must be properly disposed in an enviromentally safe way.
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Overhead shot, note the oil-filled container...
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Old 4th January 2009, 03:12 PM   #3
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The disassembly process continues...
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Old 4th January 2009, 03:14 PM   #4
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Two sections, 6uF each, so I guess each of the tightly rolled caps is 1uF.
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I love this stuff, ...doesn't happen all the time. Keep it going man..
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I love this stuff, ...doesn't happen all the time. Keep it going man..
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Thanks. The disection was prompted by the build in the attached picture.

Enjoy,

-- josť k.
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May I ask what the project is going to be..? I see some extremelly nice parts & looks to be UX-4 sockets for some & heck just alot of nice parts..? What are the OT's that are upside down in pic, they look just like my Hashimoto's, ..? Lots of iron in this build & real PIO, should be nice outcome .
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Interesting!
It almost looks like the sections may be connected in series? It's hard to tell exactly,from the pics.
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May I ask what the project is going to be..? I see some extremelly nice parts & looks to be UX-4 sockets for some & heck just alot of nice parts..? What are the OT's that are upside down in pic, they look just like my Hashimoto's, ..? Lots of iron in this build & real PIO, should be nice outcome .
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The amp is really a test chassis for the tubes in the attached picture. From L to R:

42, UX245, C347, RCA Radiotron 10 (dated 1939), 10Y, and VT-25A longplate.
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The amp is really a test chassis for the tubes in the attached picture. From L to R:

42, UX245, C347, RCA Radiotron 10 (dated 1939), 10Y, and VT-25A longplate.
Any update please??
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