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Brimar 6L6G loose glass

paulfk

Member
2008-10-15 3:00 pm
Hi people, I have a pair of brimar 6L6G valves in my amp and the glass is loose on one. It works perfectly but worries me. I seem to remember someone saying use acetone but can't remember how. Can anyone explain how I can fix it. At the moment I am using 6P3P but wired in triode.
 
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Crazy glue does not stick well to glass and softens with heat.
Plus it gives out nose itching irritating fumes when heated.

I suggest a thin bead all around made with epoxy (Araldit suggested above is fine) or silicone , which is not *rigid* but sticks very well to glass (it´s used to make fishtanks, go figure) and stands crazy temperatures.

Will stink acetic acid when just applied, completely neutral after curing (a few hours).
 

paulfk

Member
2008-10-15 3:00 pm
Crazy glue does not stick well to glass and softens with heat.
Plus it gives out nose itching irritating fumes when heated.

I suggest a thin bead all around made with epoxy (Araldit suggested above is fine) or silicone , which is not *rigid* but sticks very well to glass (it´s used to make fishtanks, go figure) and stands crazy temperatures.

Will stink acetic acid when just applied, completely neutral after curing (a few hours).
Will go with the epoxy as can use it on my old cars steering wheel where it's cracked
 

kodabmx

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Paid Member
2011-10-31 1:00 am
Toronto
Crazy glue does not stick well to glass and softens with heat.
Plus it gives out nose itching irritating fumes when heated.

I suggest a thin bead all around made with epoxy (Araldit suggested above is fine) or silicone , which is not *rigid* but sticks very well to glass (it´s used to make fishtanks, go figure) and stands crazy temperatures.

Will stink acetic acid when just applied, completely neutral after curing (a few hours).

Good point. I've only used it on stuff that was under 100c.

Another option (ugly but cheap) would be aluminum tape.

Cantech Foil Tape, 1.9-in x 9.14-m | Canadian Tire

If you use this, use several layers.
 
The proper way to do it....
 

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