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Old 27th January 2012, 02:31 PM   #1
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Default Silver bearing grease for tube sockets

I bought some many years ago. Designed for xmitter tubes. Anyone know where to get to today? Thanks
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I have read several horror stories by tube equipment manufactures about the silver bearing contact grease. Their comments mentioned leaching that caused arcing and the need to replace all the sockets treated. I saw photos posted by Balanced Audio Tech showing close ups of the damage.
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Thanks for the heads up. I never used it as I sold my tube amps before I had a chance. I do not think I will be using it on my new amps. Thanks again. Regards
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Old 27th January 2012, 04:17 PM   #4
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ANY sort of grease will eventually start attracting dirt-n'-dust.

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Old 1st February 2012, 08:06 PM   #5
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this is snake oil. I was given some silver bearing grease. You would expect that it conducted electricy.....so I measure the resistance at about an inch apart...got nothing....so if the stuff does not conduct electricity why use it?
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As I understand it, the idea was to fill in minute irregularties in the sufaces of the tube pins and sockets, thus providing better contact-an excellent idea especially where very high power xmitter finals are concerned. Apparently it does not work. Perhaps some broadcast and ham types may know more. Regards
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