[Boatanchors] Has anyone ever cut the glass top off a miniature tube to re-use the base?
WD4SCZ at aol.com
Fri Aug 19 01:26:31 EDT 2016
Never tried to cut the glass on miniature tubes. Like you I have salvaged
octal bases to make connectors. But for you puropse, how about an
old-fashioned socket saver? Would not that do what you want? This place
says they got 'em.
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From: "Bob Groh" <bob.groh at gmail.com>
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Sent: Friday, 19 August, 2016 00:41
Subject: [Boatanchors] Has anyone ever cut the glass top off a miniature
tube to re-use the base?
> Yes, this is another stab at finding a source for 7 and 9 pin miniature
> tube plugs. Has anyone ever 'de-vacuumed' a mniature tube, cut off the
> using a glass cutter and then soldered to the pins?
> I think I could get the glass off (leaving, say, a 1/4" rim on the bottom)
> and cut off the tube guts. But I have my doubts about whether or not the
> leads coming up would take solder. I rather imagine the leads were spot
> welded originally and that the leads may not be solderable.
> Any thoughts? Anybody done it?
> Bob Groh, WA2CKY
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