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Old 3rd January 2018, 08:03 PM
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Default Valve storage

Hi all,

How does everyone store their valves?
I guess many people have many valves and you simply have shelves tucked away somewhere full of them, but if you have just a few valves (small ECC82 types, rectifiers and power valves, maybe no more than 20-30 or so in total), what's the ideal way?

Are there protective boxes out there? Can you get foam cut-away so your valves simply slot into it? Can you get containers for valves with foam/protective slots/holes etc....

you get my drift....

Neil.
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Old 3rd January 2018, 09:15 PM
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Hi Neil, the most important thing is to keep them dry, to avoid corrosion to the pins, as corroded pins will allow the valve to be contaminated. BOB
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Old 4th January 2018, 09:09 AM
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As Bob says, dry storage is most important.
I've always kept my valves in A4 paper boxes. Cut the bottom section down to about 4 or 6 inches in height and put the lid on. If the valves are not boxed, old bubble wrap works fine. As much to protect the printing as the glass. (You can usually find A4 boxes and bubble wrap 'free' in the local supermarket too...)
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Old 4th January 2018, 08:35 PM
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That sounds like a good idea. Hadn't really thought of that.

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