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AussieTim
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Tube retainers

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What type of tube retainers are considered the best? I have a bit of a mixed bag and want to get all the same on a project.
Are the aluminium tube style retainers any good I have read mixed views on them. I am in a pretty warm part of the world during summer and wonder if these tubes would help or hinder the valves operation.
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Re: Tube retainers

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AussieTim wrote:
Sun 01/23/22 5:56 am
What type of tube retainers are considered the best? I have a bit of a mixed bag and want to get all the same on a project.
Are the aluminium tube style retainers any good I have read mixed views on them. I am in a pretty warm part of the world during summer and wonder if these tubes would help or hinder the valves operation.
I stopped using them. I don't notice any added value at RF blocking. Tubes don't just fall out of their sockets without them, unless you've got very bad sockets. The only experience I have with them is annoying rattling in a combo... but that's my findings, YMMV
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That is the answer I suspected I would get. I'm thinking of the spring type ones that clip over the top of the valves, seeing the valves will be upside down in a combo
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AussieTim wrote:
Sun 01/23/22 8:39 am
That is the answer I suspected I would get. I'm thinking of the spring type ones that clip over the top of the valves, seeing the valves will be upside down in a combo
Those are fine. Use silicon rings too, for tube rattling...
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