[time-nuts] Wenzel Oscillator Repair

Ed Palmer ed_palmer at sasktel.net
Mon Jan 19 21:55:43 EST 2009

I'll keep that in mind.  It might be just the trick to break the last 
bit of the seal.  But the case is so thick that I don't think 'light 
pressure' will do the job! :-)


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> Ed,
> Here is something else to try after you've got as much solder as 
> possible removed.
> Place about 1/2" of the end oscillator can in a bench vise and apply 
> light pressure from corner to corner, cross wise. Then reverse the 
> can 180 degrees and do it again. Obviously you don't want to crush 
> anything, just enough pressure to slightly torque the joints. I've 
> had good luck with this method on many different sealed items.
> Good Luck,
> Hadley

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