A quick fix for a cracked power tube
Need4reebs had a level 5 power tube that was cracked. I used some 3/8 stainless rod and made a reinforcing sleeve with the same inner diameter as the spacer shoulder. I covered it with red loctite and let it setup. It seems to be holding air without noticeable loss of velocity.
This doesn't happen often, but this is a reversible and relatively mild fix for them.
sure, if you have a lathe handy... o_O
The other solution is if you have a TiG welder (and talent) handy, so... a slight improvement. This strengthens the tube pretty evenly.
Originally Posted by Cyco-Dude
I guess the main point is that old tubes can be saved in more than one way.
Let us know if it ever gives up.
Originally Posted by need4reebs
some people have all the fun toys
I took the road least traveled...now where the hell am I ?
You can get a little lathe for about the price of a good emag, if that helps. You would have to use it more than to fix your level 5 power tube.
Originally Posted by Runamok
Lathes have scaled down pretty well, but finding a small, good mill is not so easy.