|[AMRadio] Need BC-1G 833 Tube Socket|
w3nu at roadrunner.com
Mon Mar 22 21:40:45 EDT 2010
I have done this, but with a 10-32 tap and screw. I know the original is
bigger than 6-32 and may have been 10-32. I would not use an Allen
screw. It is important that the "socket" itself be free to move a little
in the phenolic bar that holds them.
73 de W3NU, ex-CE WPIC Sharon, PA until Cumulus flushed me down the toilet.
On 3/22/2010 19:59, Bernie Doran wrote:
> Hi Bob. if that is all it is, it is almost too easy, forget the broken
> thumb screw, go to the local hardware or NAPA or? and get a 6 32 tap and
> proper size drill and just drill and tap a new hole somewhere and use a 6 32
> screw ( of any type) if you are fussy use a allen head, then if you are
> like me you forget where you put the allen wrenchs when you need them.
> However, I have now solved that problem, I have so much crap duplicated and
> lost that I can now find anything anytime. The other thing, if stripped
> you can probably run the next size right in the same hole. back when,
> someone had some brains, that is why there are 6/32, 8/32 and 10/32 threads.
> I am almost positive that those are 6/32 so just run in an 8/32 tap and use
> the larger screw. you will need a tap holder also and just be careful
> starting it and back it out a bit every half turn or so. If repair of a BIG
> AM xmter is not part of this group, then I do not know what is. Bernie
> qedconsultants at embarqmail.com
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