Preventing Frozen Valves

Discussion in 'Trumpet Discussion' started by eisprl, Nov 10, 2007.

  1. eisprl

    eisprl Mezzo Piano User

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    Hey All

    Is there something you can put on your valves to prevent them form freezing/sticking in cold weather engagements?
     
  2. tatakata

    tatakata Mezzo Forte User

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    What kind of valve oil are you using right now.
     
  3. stchasking

    stchasking Forte User

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    In cold weather try removing all the valve oil. Wipe the horn clean and all the valve cylinders and the pistons. The cold weather should increase the clearance between the monel piston and brass cylinder. No need for valve oil that increases in viscosity in the cold.

    Short of that try the synthetics. Other people can recommend synthetics.
     
  4. eisprl

    eisprl Mezzo Piano User

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    thanks

    I use Hetman synthetic on my yamaha.
     
  5. rowuk

    rowuk Moderator Staff Member

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    moisture is what allows the valves to freeze up. Always oil with synthetic BEFORE going outdoors.
     

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