care of rotary valves

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  1. Decentplayer

    Decentplayer Mezzo Forte User

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    Can someone tell me how to care for rotary valves. Where does the rotary oil go?? Thanks.
     
  2. Vulgano Brother

    Vulgano Brother Moderator Staff Member

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    Rotary Valve Maintenance These are for French horn, but the idea is the same. I like to put some oil into the bottom caps as well, and have never had a problem with valves hanging.
     
  3. mazzrick

    mazzrick Pianissimo User

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    1: use the oil with the needle tip on the spindle that swivels. there's a small gap not more than a few mm wide and it goes in there.

    2: normal oil on the middle bump under the bottom cap.

    3: in the leadpipe, blow and push valves.

    so yeah, that diagram does also work for trumpet valves.

    matt
     
  4. Decentplayer

    Decentplayer Mezzo Forte User

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    TY. I think I got it. I'll do it carefully since this is my first rotary instrument.
     
  5. mazzrick

    mazzrick Pianissimo User

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    What kind is it?
     
  6. Decentplayer

    Decentplayer Mezzo Forte User

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    It's a Selman flugelhorn.
     
  7. Bill Dishman

    Bill Dishman Piano User

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    Go to the Antique Sound Workshop website. There is an excellent article on rotary care.

    Bill Dishman
    Gainesville, Florida
     
  8. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    The rotary valves have an advantage over piston valves in that only the bearing surface needs "oiling". They can be built MUCH tighter and do not wear as quickly.
    As aerosols from your breath can be deposited on the valve surface, when the horn is not played for a while, it will dry out, leaving the aerosols to act like sandpaper. I run water through the horn and only play mine "moistened"
     

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