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 Post subject: Frozen Carriage Drive Screw on 2/4 Min HOME
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 12:13 pm 
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I have an Edison Home and a Truimph cylinder phonograph, each with the 2/4 minute play set up. The carriage drive screw sleeve on the mandrel shaft is frozen solid to the mandrel shaft. I've tried PB Blaster, freezing, harsh language, all to no avail. Still won't budge. Is there a sure fire way to loosen that up without damaging the threads on the drive screw or the finish on the top deck? Or am I going to have to accept them as 2 minute only players?

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 Post subject: Re: Frozen Carriage Drive Screw on 2/4 Min HOME
PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 10:56 pm 
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Heat the screw area with a pocket butane torch. It will melt the oil varnish holding it like glue
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 Post subject: Re: Frozen Carriage Drive Screw on 2/4 Min HOME
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 1:13 am 
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MicaMonster wrote:
Heat the screw area with a pocket butane torch. It will melt the oil varnish holding it like glue

Thanks! I will give it a try (on the Home first..) Cliff
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 Post subject: Re: Frozen Carriage Drive Screw on 2/4 Min HOME
PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 8:01 pm 
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Holy cow! It worked beautifully, just as you said! Thanks! Cliff

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