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Tube Protection (huh-huh)
« 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.
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Re: Tube Protection (huh-huh)
« Reply #1 on: April 11, 2015, 09:13:15 AM »
U bolts, or drawer handles. From a hardware store.
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Re: Tube Protection (huh-huh)
« Reply #2 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.
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Re: Tube Protection (huh-huh)
« Reply #3 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

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Re: Tube Protection (huh-huh)
« Reply #4 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.
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Re: Tube Protection (huh-huh)
« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2015, 09:31:28 AM »
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Re: Tube Protection (huh-huh)
« Reply #6 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?

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Re: Tube Protection (huh-huh)
« Reply #7 on: April 16, 2015, 10:02:03 PM »
Me three, looking for something a bit different too...
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