Author Topic: Steve Hilsz, dial repair  (Read 11722 times)

Offline Babybearjs

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Re: Steve Hilsz, dial repair
« Reply #45 on: March 04, 2016, 12:56:22 AM »
thanks. I'll contact him. I have a #5 and a #6 that need to be serviced. amazing how things in storage fail.... I took out the phones to use and the 5 line wouldn't dial out...  fiddled with the F/W and the receiver cut out.... time to get serviced!
John

Offline Jim S.

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Re: Steve Hilsz, dial repair
« Reply #46 on: February 25, 2017, 08:15:59 AM »
FYI: Steve is now offering replacement "round" feet for 500 sets.
Quoted below:

I now have new replacement feet (brown rubber) for most Western Electric style desk telephones that use the round feet.
 
They are 30 cents each, or 100 for $25.00 plus postage.
 
Steve Hilsz
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Offline RotoTech99

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Re: Steve Hilsz, dial repair
« Reply #47 on: March 06, 2017, 08:31:33 PM »
Dear Jim S.:

I agree with you, that's a good deal on round rubber 500 type feet.

I get mine through scrapping out old 500 style bases where everything else is "junk" but the feet.

ITT rubber feet prior to about 2000 are also good for reuse; I use them on old AE 80D's that have round feet that wear out; I slit the inner part that goes over the stud or rivet and work it into place til it fits.

unless you really looked at one I replaced feet on this way, you'd think they were original.

Also, the feet I use are thick rubber that extends over the stud face where the foot is so I don't have "scratch" issues from the stud making contact on a surface.

Rototech99

Offline HarrySmith

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Re: Steve Hilsz, dial repair
« Reply #48 on: March 07, 2017, 08:16:51 AM »
FYI: Steve is now offering replacement "round" feet for 500 sets.
Quoted below:

I now have new replacement feet (brown rubber) for most Western Electric style desk telephones that use the round feet.
 
They are 30 cents each, or 100 for $25.00 plus postage.
 
Steve Hilsz
jydsk@tds.net
 


Jim S.

i picked up 100 of them. I am going to get some poly bags to seal them up in. I probably have a lifetime supply!
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