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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 2:30 pm 
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I have a very slight leak via the place where my drone switch rod goes in my main stock. Does anyone know a good fix for this? Beeswax immediately comes to mind, but I'm afraid that I'll need something that has a little less viscous than that since I still want my drone switch to work properly. Thanks!


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PostPosted: Thu May 17, 2018 10:09 pm 
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A snugly fitting brass pipe that you find in shops for modell-ships (or ebay).
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PostPosted: Fri May 18, 2018 12:32 am 
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Beeswax is sticky stuff , I'd not use it for this aplication.

I think it best if you can post images of your switch set up showing what sort of air tight 'gland' it has ( cork or the telescopic tube that Hans- Jorg suggests or something else).... if the rod is a straight pull or if there is a fulcrum action etc etc. The gland may need replacing due to wear.

Simplest is to take the thing to your (nearest ?) pipemaker.


There ought to be a book on Pipes maintenance but as no offers of money to write one have yet been made and all the people who might be asked are flat out busy. :poke:

Good luck.


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Thanks, guys! I'll try to take and post some pictures.


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There is a section on maintenance in "The Union Pipes, A Workbook"

An encyclopedic volume, well worth studying.


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PostPosted: Sat May 19, 2018 3:37 pm 
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uillmann wrote:
There is a section on maintenance in "The Union Pipes, A Workbook"

An encyclopedic volume, well worth studying.


Thanks, Mark. You advised me years ago to get that book by Dennis Brooks and I did. I've dug it out and am reading it now.


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