How long does a bottle of valve oil last?

How long does a bottle of valve oil last?

The longevity varies with different oils, but the average would be 2-3 years or so.”

What does valve oil do?

The primary purpose of valve oil is to provide a thin film of slippery fluid which clings to the valve and casing, thereby acting as a barrier to prevent direct metal to metal contact between these critical surfaces.

What’s the difference between valve oil and slide oil?

The difference is in the viscosity or thickness. Key or valve oils are thin or light. Slide oil for trombone slides is thicker. Oil for tuning slides (on trumpets, trombones and other brass instruments) is very thick.

Is valve oil Safe?

The minerals in the valve oil are dangerous and can cause serious health problems if swallowed. Synthetic valve oils have become more readily available.

Can you use water instead of valve oil?

Water won’t hurt your trumpet, but it is nowhere near as good as actual oil. One time a trumpet player in our band needed valve oil and no one had it with them.

What is a substitute for valve oil?

Baby oil can act as a substitute for another lubricant after you remove stuck valves. That way, you can keep the valves from sticking again. As with other alternatives, start with a small amount of baby oil and add more if you need to. Baby oil primarily uses mineral oil, which is very similar to standard valve oil.

Can you use baby oil as valve oil?

How often should I oil my trumpet valves?

The valves don’t need to be oiled every time you play, but you should oil them two or three times a week or whenever they feel sluggish.

How often should trumpet valves be oiled?

Is trumpet valve oil flammable?

You are right that Ultra-Pure Oil is non-flammable and is less than 3 ounces.

Can you use Vaseline as valve oil?

Yamaha and Eastman stock valve oil is good enough, while the valve oil that comes with most ISOs tends to be VERY low quality and bad for the valves. pure lanolin (best)/tuning slide grease (good)/Vaseline or petroleum jelly (good in a pinch)-for lubricating tuning slides.

Can I use WD-40 on trumpet valves?

WD40 is a general purpose cleaner..and it is in fact a lubricant that works great in some applications…not so good in others. If you were planning on using it as a slide lube on a may creep into the valves and make them gummy because it will only absorb so much water.

Why does oil bubble when you fry things?

1 Answer 1. The oil is bubbling very simply because of the water inside the object (eg: potato) that is rapidly vaporized when come into contact with the very hot oil.

What causes a valve oil film to rupture?

As the piston slides down the valve casing it rubs against the oil film. This movement tends to rupture the film and allow direct metal/metal contact. In hyper-tight valve assemblies (i.e., Monette and Schilke) oil film rupture is potentially more frequent and disastrous.

What causes oil to stick to metal valve?

When the musician reapplies oil to the moisture impacted valves (or to valves that had enough time for the spit to dry onto the metal) the oil will actually deposit on top of this layer. As this process is repeated, a series of sticky layers and high spots build up until the valves become sluggish or stick completely.

How does water get into the valve oil?

Water trapped in the valve chamber experiences the shear force of the piston moving rapidly past the walls of the valve casing. This action tends to emulsify the trapped moisture into the oil. This micro emulsion not only has an elevated viscosity, but also displaces the oil from the valve surface.

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