[time-nuts] FTS-1000A Oscillator - Oven mod

n2lym n2lym at optonline.net
Thu Oct 27 03:01:56 EDT 2016

Kapton tape.

On Thu, Oct 27, 2016 at 12:15 AM, Ed Palmer wrote:

> I recently bought an unused FTS-1000A Oscillator.
> My previous experience and Christopher Hoover's recent experience 
> warned me that with time and heat, the red rubber blanket that 
> surrounds the oven will bond the oven assembly to the Dewar flask. It 
> occurred to me that this is the perfect time to wrap something around 
> the rubber blanket to stop it from bonding to the Dewar. After 
> thinking about it for a while, the best idea I can come up with is a 
> simple layer of acid-free paper.  The temperature isn't high enough to 
> bother the paper and it shouldn't bond to the glass at all.
> Any thoughts or suggestions on this?
> Ed
> P.S.  I have opened the unit and the oven slid out of the Dewar with 
> very little coaxing, so it really does appear to be an unused unit.
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