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    Re: Help with info on watchmaster ultrasonic cleaner WT

    Sent the casing to get a fresh coat of paint. Chose to match the color scheme all the way. Idk if it decrease the vintage value lol but tbh it's a full restoration and I'm not looking to sell but use it. Will post those photos once I get it back.

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    Re: Help with info on watchmaster ultrasonic cleaner WT

    Is yours the blue case or gray case?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Samantha View Post
    Is yours the blue case or gray case?
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    Grey and it was rusty/peeling off :(


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    So, in the end was the fix to blown fuses and flashing valve anodes corroded contacts on the valve base?
    Nicely sorted, I would never have suspected that! But I guess the grid could have floated +ve due to poor contacts, that would certainly cause the anode current to increase hugely thus causing blown fuses and flashing anodes.
    Anyway, nice work. It's so important to keep old kit going.
    I've done a lot with the valves, I love them! Most of my work has been with valve audio, they just sound sooo good! Sadly my ears are not so good now, so all the valve kit and other hi if has gone to be replaced by streamed audio from my iPad! I suspect it sounds rubbish, but better than nothing!!


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    Quote Originally Posted by Snakepottery View Post
    So, in the end was the fix to blown fuses and flashing valve anodes corroded contacts on the valve base?
    Nicely sorted, I would never have suspected that! But I guess the grid could have floated +ve due to poor contacts, that would certainly cause the anode current to increase hugely thus causing blown fuses and flashing anodes.
    Anyway, nice work. It's so important to keep old kit going.
    I've done a lot with the valves, I love them! Most of my work has been with valve audio, they just sound sooo good! Sadly my ears are not so good now, so all the valve kit and other hi if has gone to be replaced by streamed audio from my iPad! I suspect it sounds rubbish, but better than nothing!!


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    Hey thanks snakepottery, yes it did end up being the contacts on socket and male pins on the tubes. By ordering new sockets and 6cd6ga tung-sol vacuum tubes cleaned up real well. Been running it continuous for over 30mins on my hold/timer switch I had put in and replaced the hold timer. I didn't think there would have been issues with it either that's probably why it took me forever to figure out. Was reading an article on someone redoing radios and suggested carbon build up be cleaned from the sockets. Thank you for your help by the way, I really enjoyed this project trying to figure it all out and stuff.

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    I've enjoyed reading the progress and the logic you've applied in sorting it!

    So, what's your next valve based project?? How about a valve timegrapher? A good mix of electronics and mechanics. They come up on eBay every so often.


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    Re: Help with info on watchmaster ultrasonic cleaner WT

    Quote Originally Posted by Snakepottery View Post
    I've enjoyed reading the progress and the logic you've applied in sorting it!

    So, what's your next valve based project?? How about a valve timegrapher? A good mix of electronics and mechanics. They come up on eBay every so often.


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    Oh yeah one of the watchmaster timing machines would be fun. There is a bit more publication on people restoring those so that might be my next project.


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    Re: Help with info on watchmaster ultrasonic cleaner WT

    Haha so I'm back and got the frame back.

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    If anyone is interested it was cerakoted @cerakote on Instagram or Facebook www.cerakote.com you can find a local gunsmithing shop that will do it for you. Basically it's ceramic powder with a bonding agent then sprayed on and baked in a oven. Man .... looks so good....

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    Today I'm working on the heater part of the machine. once its completed ill post some photos and if its good i believe im just about finished with refurbishing it.



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    Posting the photos of the top part completion.

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