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Cabinet repair: 16" BRC 1400.

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Cabinet repair: 16" BRC 1400.

Post by Till Eulenspiegel » Wed Sep 07, 2016 8:48 pm

It goes without saying that the woodworms have made quite a meal of the base of the cabinet.
The only solution is to chop out the effected areas and replace with new plywood.

The first stage of the cabinet repair.

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Re: Cabinet repair: 16" BRC 1400.

Post by Katie Bush » Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:09 pm

Ashes to ashes,
Dust to dust,
The woodworms are happy,
But the telly's bust!

That's pretty comprehensively destroyed by the look of it.. Isn't it time we learnt how to eradicate woodworm once and for all time?

Until I joined this forum, I always thought of woodworm as being a thing of the past - long distant past, then, as I began to accumulate a few sets, I found more and more were 'worm afflicted'.. Amazingly, they chavel away through almost anything adhered to the wood, including fabrics and plastics.

 
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Re: Cabinet repair: 16" BRC 1400.

Post by Cathovisor » Wed Sep 07, 2016 9:25 pm

In the great cycle of things, the furniture beetle's job is to eat dead and decaying wood. The grubs are also tasty snacks for wasps.

 
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Re: Cabinet repair: 16" BRC 1400.

Post by Lloyd » Wed Sep 07, 2016 11:51 pm

I think that's a candidate for the bonfire :ccf

Would it be too much to make a new cabinet using dimensions from what's left (is there anything left?!) of the original. I've been planning this with a badly water damaged Stella with style 70 chassis that I've had for ages now.

Best of luck with this one!

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Re: Cabinet repair: 16" BRC 1400.

Post by ntscuser » Thu Sep 08, 2016 5:36 am

Lloyd wrote:I think that's a candidate for the bonfire :ccf


Not a chance, this is Till. Can he fix it? Yes he can! :qq1

 
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Re: Cabinet repair: 16" BRC 1400.

Post by Focus 2 » Thu Sep 08, 2016 7:23 am

Poor set. Couldn't be in better hands. It'll look as good as new when finished.

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Re: Cabinet repair: 16" BRC 1400.

Post by Till Eulenspiegel » Thu Sep 08, 2016 10:19 am

Job nearly finished. The pictures show the newly made battens and the replacement cabinet base finally screwed and glued into position. The left side assembly block should be replaced. For some reason all the remaining cabinet panels, the side and front were not devoured by the woodworms.

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Re: Cabinet repair: 16" BRC 1400.

Post by slidertogrid » Thu Sep 08, 2016 12:28 pm

Looking good! :thumb
It's strange I have had a couple of sets with woodworm holes in the base of the cabinet only. A Philips Style 70 and a 23" Bush. Both sets had a lot of activity but only in the ply base.. No where as bad as your set though, both were saveable with treatment and filling the holes.
Are you going to treat the rest of the cabinet with killer?
I stripped both sets out completely and soaked the inside of the cabinet rolling it around to get it into all the nooks and crannies.
On advice from here I put one of the cabinets in a chest freezer for a week just to be sure.
My concern was that they were dormant in the other wood and would re occur at some point. Even now a year or so later I am keeping an eye on them for any new holes.
ttt:
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Re: Cabinet repair: 16" BRC 1400.

Post by Till Eulenspiegel » Thu Sep 08, 2016 1:40 pm

Job done. I've checked out the other wooden panels and there is no trace of woodworm damage, seems they enjoyed eating the cabinet base and support battens and left everything else alone.
Another 1400 saved.

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Re: Cabinet repair: 16" BRC 1400.

Post by Focus 2 » Fri Sep 09, 2016 1:19 pm

Excellent repair job. I had the honour of testing the set today, despite absolutely no repair work carried out so far it gave an excellent account of itself. There's some ragged verticals which diminish at low brilliance setting. First suspect normally be the doubler but may respond to a major clean up.

Wonderful to look inside one of these sets again, they are a joy to work on especially when compared to the earlier 900-960 series.

I thought they were doing well running in the '80s, now they are approaching 50 years old they are still capable of excellent results.

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