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Re: getting the capsule off a 3032 (!)

Subject: Re: getting the capsule off a 3032 (!)
From: "Curt Olson" flipov411
Date: Sun Jan 10, 2010 6:46 am ((PST))
Thank you for this report, Dan. Now I can leave mine well enough alone  
with curiosity satisfied.

Curt Olson

Dan Dugan wrote:

> I investigated six 3032s. Three capsules unscrewed easily by hand.  
> One opened with a two-point spanner tool in the circumference of the  
> grill slots. The last two resisted that technique to the point of  
> cosmetic damage. Determined, I got the fifth off with Channellock  
> pliers gripping the capsule and a full hand grip on the body,  
> leaving tool marks on the capsule. Even that method wouldn't loosen  
> the sixth, I had to use pliers on both the capsule and the mic body.
> Don't do this at home. I think they do make non-marring pliers for  
> jobs like this. This Old House suggests cutting the fingers off  
> gloves and putting them on the jaws of the pliers.
> Photo of the disassembled mic at:
> <>

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