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Old 12-04-2009, 06:27 AM
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Just finding all of the parts of the moly element is damn near impossible. Moly elements are like a bent wheel. It can't be mended.

I'm not sure how long the fix is in a wire melter. If it breaks from natural causes, I would replace it but in a spot like Franklin's I think it's worth the effort. Keep the mend area as short as you possibly can. In an annealer they will last for a long long time. Remember to pin it. It's not coiled anymore so it will sag a lot. I think the last time I had to buy an element was about fifteen years ago. Pinning is usually done using the same material if you have some short new sections, or straighten out some old stuff and use it. On annealers, I use 2 1/2 inch stainless screws and those last forever.

Maybe this is one of those dumb short threads that belongs in antiques and classics.
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