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 Post subject: Admiral Triple Thrill
PostPosted: Feb Wed 15, 2017 1:45 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Admiral Triple Thrill
PostPosted: Feb Wed 15, 2017 2:48 am 
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Triple Thrill, Double Hernia.


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 Post subject: Re: Admiral Triple Thrill
PostPosted: Feb Wed 15, 2017 11:35 am 
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Eric H wrote:
Triple Thrill, Double Hernia.

I helped lift a similar set out of a basement once and I learned why most collectors avoid these combo sets! Great that's it's complete and original, but due to needing refinish and an untested CRT, it's priced about top dollar. It'll be a fun set and a good performer once it's all done.


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 Post subject: Re: Admiral Triple Thrill
PostPosted: Feb Wed 15, 2017 1:56 pm 
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One mistake a lot of folks make in moving these combo sets - remove all the chassis first! Just make sure to carry a few plastic bags to put screws and knobs in. It makes a world of difference and saves your back.

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 Post subject: Re: Admiral Triple Thrill
PostPosted: Feb Wed 15, 2017 5:57 pm 
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So I take it none of you are on your way to buy it? Haha. :wink: I can't imagine how much that thing weighs... The transformers in the picture looked like cinder blocks.


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 Post subject: Re: Admiral Triple Thrill
PostPosted: Feb Wed 15, 2017 6:30 pm 
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decojoe67 wrote:
Eric H wrote:
Triple Thrill, Double Hernia.
I helped lift a similar set out of a basement once and I learned why most collectors avoid these combo sets!

The secret is to not lift them. Trying to lift and carry these top-heavy sets is both foolish and dangerous.

Using a quality dolly with secure straps, two people can move these up stairways with very little difficulty. Top person pulls, bottom person pushes.

Been there, done that, many dozens of times.

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 Post subject: Re: Admiral Triple Thrill
PostPosted: Feb Thu 16, 2017 1:11 am 
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wiscojim wrote:
decojoe67 wrote:
Eric H wrote:
Triple Thrill, Double Hernia.
I helped lift a similar set out of a basement once and I learned why most collectors avoid these combo sets!

.....Trying to lift and carry these top-heavy sets is both foolish and dangerous.

You're so right. If I would've known what I was in for before volunteering to help move the set, I wouldn't have done it. I was actually holding one side up over my head at one point in a twisting narrow basement stairwell. The irony was only a short time after that I had a brain aneurism while doing my simple work-out.
I would strongly recommend to anyone, especially older, no matter how strong you think you are, to never intensely strain themselves lifting anything.


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 Post subject: Re: Admiral Triple Thrill
PostPosted: Feb Fri 17, 2017 5:09 pm 
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jack.estes wrote:
So I take it none of you are on your way to buy it? Haha. :wink: I can't imagine how much that thing weighs... The transformers in the picture looked like cinder blocks.


The transformers really aren't all that big. The early Admirals use two B+ voltages The bigger transformer is the main B+ and filament supplies. The smaller transformer is for a lower B+ supply. Later they used a single transformer and tapped into the class A audio output tube circuit for the low B+ voltage.
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