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how far do I need to push the tubes in? does it make a difference if I push them in really deep or just a little?
It is better to push the tubes all the way down such that the bottom of the tubes touch the top of the sockets.
You need the tubes to be pushed all the way down. You maybe have to wiggle the tube a very very tiny bit to get them to go in easy as you push down.
Thanks guys I appreciate the responses. Whats reason why it needs to be pushed in all the way? I'm just curious.
Why would you NOT want to push them in all the way?
Because it is easier to take them out with out bending the pins if you dont push them in all the way.
I've never had any issues getting tubes out (or in). Just a little gentle wiggle if needed. You'd have to be pretty careless or extreme to bend the pins, IMO. Not to mention, not inserting the tubes all the way would mean less contact with the pins. I'm not sure if that would have any effect but there is no reason not to insert tubes entirely.