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General => Open Discussion => Topic started by: AntKnee on April 11, 2015, 08:45:38 AM

Title: Tube Protection (huh-huh)
Post by: AntKnee on April 11, 2015, 08:45:38 AM
I've seen a variety of tube guards on some builds, but where are they found? I am doing a tube driver, looking for a cool looking way of protecting the tube, don't want to go with the nuts/bolts hardware approach.
Thanks.
Title: Re: Tube Protection (huh-huh)
Post by: juansolo on April 11, 2015, 09:13:15 AM
U bolts, or drawer handles. From a hardware store.
Title: Re: Tube Protection (huh-huh)
Post by: AntKnee on April 16, 2015, 08:09:25 AM
There seems to be two common methods, the U bolt/drawer handle method or the round one that goes over the tube. Between those, I prefer the latter, but I am looking for something more decorative, and that surrounds the tube. I am trying not to use anything U shaped or "bolt-y". If anyone has any suggestions for what to use, please chime in.
Thanks!
Title: Re: Tube Protection (huh-huh)
Post by: Luke51411 on April 16, 2015, 08:17:04 AM
There seems to be two common methods, the U bolt/drawer handle method or the round one that goes over the tube. Between those, I prefer the latter, but I am looking for something more decorative, and that surrounds the tube. I am trying not to use anything U shaped or "bolt-y". If anyone has any suggestions for what to use, please chime in.
Thanks!
There's this...
http://www.ebay.com/itm/1pc-Tube-Guard-Protector-Cover-For-EL84-6BQ5-6P14-Audio-Amp-Amplifier-Silver-/251296654755?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a8272a5a3 (http://www.ebay.com/itm/1pc-Tube-Guard-Protector-Cover-For-EL84-6BQ5-6P14-Audio-Amp-Amplifier-Silver-/251296654755?pt=LH_DefaultDomain_0&hash=item3a8272a5a3)
Title: Re: Tube Protection (huh-huh)
Post by: AntKnee on April 16, 2015, 08:41:01 AM
Yeah, thats the common round kind that seems to be the only commercially available alternative to U bolts. I'm looking for something different than usual. Something more hot-rod, or more steam punk.
Thanks for the help!
Title: Re: Tube Protection (huh-huh)
Post by: davent on April 16, 2015, 09:31:28 AM
?

(https://encrypted-tbn2.gstatic.com/images?q=tbn:ANd9GcR9QHzUYcGdeISaFHv_eTw6qVl0GsknhKl_XE4XA9aLhobOu3qT)
Title: Re: Tube Protection (huh-huh)
Post by: thomasha on April 16, 2015, 10:08:37 AM
nice one,
I'm looking for something like that to, and steampunk is a must!

but I guess the last one won't protect the tube, but looks good with the copper tubing.

After some googling...maybe some glass?
(http://i.imgur.com/aO8a8aq.jpg)
Title: Re: Tube Protection (huh-huh)
Post by: wgc on April 16, 2015, 10:02:03 PM
Me three, looking for something a bit different too...