dropped a valve on the wood floor

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  1. tobylou8

    tobylou8 Utimate User

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    Get a Blitz slide and valve cloth and clean that valve (all of them actually, and that one is disgusting) with a vigorous, quick, light motion. The cloth will turn black and the valve should be cleaner.
     
  2. A.N.A. Mendez

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  3. kinetic711

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    I was only kidding (half kidding really) about selling me your horn. When I get a sluggish or sticking valve I know it is time for a clean. I have never used the products suggested so far, but I find a thorough cleaning with soap and water always does the trick. Be sure to remove all felts so they do not get wet and be certain everything is very dry before oiling. Also, give the valve casing a good wiping out.

     
  4. gordonfurr1

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    Oh..keep the felts separated by valve, and also by whether they are downstroke or up stroke.
    That way you don't ruin port alignments
     
  5. kinetic711

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    That is a good point that I failed to mention. I guess I assumed that was obvious but you know what happens when you assume?
    I always disassemble each valve, one at a time, and lay out each part for that valve, in order. After cleaning, reassemble in the reverse order if that makes sense.

     
  6. JRgroove

    JRgroove Mezzo Piano User

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    OK, I see now that I have been a bad horn owner. Since I dropped the valve and it will need repair, I'm going to let a horn tech get the horn clean and into shape. After that, I promise to keep the horn properly clean :worthy:
     
  7. tobylou8

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  8. JRgroove

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    Got my 846 flugelhorn back from the tech today. No damage to the dropped valve after all. The horn was cleaned by the tech. Now the valves function correctly.
    Thanks everyone for helping me stay calm :grouphug:
     
  9. SteveRicks

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    Glad it turned out well. So, it just needed cleaning? You couldn't have hoped for better.
     
  10. JRgroove

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    Amen
     

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