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Post by bennie hall on Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:24 am

Hi guys looking for an isolation transformer at a fair price.i had rather buy from a form member .and share the love. lol lol . just ordered my cap's today for my first restore job.i may be crying out for help?but i figure that's what this form is for.Bennie

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Post by Wildcat445 on Wed Jul 10, 2013 12:34 am

I bought an isolation transformer/Variac at a junk store a while back for $8. Look in unlikely places. The guy at the junk store did not know what it was, so he sold it cheap. After I paid for it, I educated him. He was not too happy. They are out there, and you will find one when you either are not looking, or when you have no money on you. Good luck.

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Post by bennie hall on Wed Jul 10, 2013 4:33 pm

Hello wildcat you are right in what you say it all ways happens that way.Bennie

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Post by ea327 on Wed Jul 10, 2013 5:20 pm

Got mine at an estate sale of an old radio guy. The person running the sale had no idea what it was worth. Got it for $15.00.
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Post by Wildcat445 on Wed Jul 10, 2013 6:06 pm

Bennie........I get around to auctions and junk stores all the time. I will keep an eyeball peeled for one.

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Post by bennie hall on Wed Jul 10, 2013 7:50 pm

thank's every one.new question? would you replace all the resistors in my old radio.along with the caps.just for practices.?Bennie

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Post by Resistance is Futile on Wed Jul 10, 2013 8:43 pm

depends on how old. If it works, no!
For practice just get a not so old tube radio that doesn't work and practice soldering on that, that way if its not a collector type then you won't devalue a keeper.
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Post by bennie hall on Wed Jul 10, 2013 9:23 pm

this one might be that way when i get through with it??.

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Post by Wildcat445 on Wed Jul 10, 2013 10:31 pm

Bennie, EVERYBODY on here was a newbie at one time. If you use common sense and ask questions when you get stuck, you will do just fine. There is no such thing as a stupid question. Feel free to ask away. We are here to help and are glad to help. I would not fix something that is not broke. Check resistors for out of tolerance. If they are okay, I would leave them.

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Post by jerryhawthorne on Sun Jul 14, 2013 5:33 pm

Bennie, just post an add for wanting to buy an isolation transformer here. Someone will come through. When I was first starting I did the same on another forum and a member offered me up a like new one for free, just shipping. We all like to give back to the people new to the hobby.
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