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15GP22 REBUILD STORY

June 10-11 2008

At 4-o'clock in-the-morning of June 11, 2008, Scotty opened his oven.

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Inside, John Folsom's now-cool 'rebuilt' 15GP22 sat firmly in its vertical perch.
Everything was there, but not everything was right.

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The day before, it had been 600-degrees Fahrenheit inside that oven when Scotty's thirty years of CRT rebuilding experience detected an errant sound.
He quickly cancelled the automatic pinch-off and cathode-activation procedures.

The evacuation tube had failed at the height of the baking temperature cycle.
It had snapped off where it connects to the button.

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Thinner and more frail than its huskier counterpart on the right, the new tubulation did not withstand the stress.

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Since the new cathodes in the delta gun had not been activated, the gun can and will be used again when a stem with a more robust evacuation tube is manufactured.

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The open neck was covered to keep dirt, bugs, and moisture out until the next rebuild attempt.