I suspect the ISOGEOCHEM views will be mixed with regards to replacement
filaments. While at Penn state, I (we) didn't seem to have such good luck
with Scientific Services rebuilts. Either the alignment was off, the
tension wasn't right, the gauge of wire wan't right or a bit of all three.
They usually arced, drooped or just plain broke. We (Denny Walizer) ended
up repairing our own filaments. He fashioned a jig and did the welding
himself. Result: replacement filament problems solved, students and
advisor all happier. I would recommend that you get intouch directly with
him ([log in to unmask]) and ask the wizard how he does it...
Best of luck, Bob Dias
At 03:03 PM 2/26/99 -0600, you wrote:
>I am in the process of replacing a filament on my delta-S, the question
>is do people have filaments repaired or buy new ones. If repaired by
>whom? I have contacted Scientific Instrument Services in Ringoes, New
>Jersey and they can repair the filament for $30. Are there opinions out
>there about repair or experience with this company.
>Patrick D. Anderson
>Great Lakes WATER Institute
>Univ. of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
>600 E. Greenfield Ave.
>Milwaukee, WI 53204
Robert F. Dias
U.S. Geological Survey email: [log in to unmask]
345 Middlefield Road, MS-434 office: (650) 329-5603
Menlo Park, CA 94025 fax: (650) 329-5590