I have recently come across an abandoned pig. I am well aware that I'm not
ready to use a pole pig just yet, but I can't just let this opportunity
pass. I have good means of getting it down, but what I wanted to know is
lots of information on how to hook up such a device to get use of it. And
what I would use for current limiting and how to hook it up. (I suppose an
arc-welder might do...)
I understand the surpreme danger involved, and even with the information I
am wanting, I don't plan on trying to use the pig anytime soon. (For lack
of laboratory space if nothing else! :)) But, it just hurts too much to
see a wild pig just sitting up there and not do anything about it. :)
PS - http://www.wf-dot-net/~spud
From: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Re: surplus bargains, PCB's
Date: Wednesday, February 02, 2000 6:26 AM
Original Poster: "Jim Lux" <jimlux-at-jpl.nasa.gov>
Most of the askarels (PCB's) are denser than water. Oil, of course, is
usually less dense (although asphalt is denser)...
The key test... does it burn... PCB's were used because they don't burn,
xformer oil does.
Dip some paper, light it. If it burns, it's oil. If not, it's askarel.
BTW, it is almost inconceivable that a public institution would be able to
dispose of PCB's without notice, etc.
> From: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: surplus bargains, PCB's
> Date: Tuesday, February 01, 2000 7:31 PM
> Original Poster: Lightingcontrols-at-worldnet.att-dot-net
> Hi All,
> Thanks for answers to my previous post.
> You guys are the only ones who can understand my
> pleasure with my surplus bargains. A complete X-ray power
> supply for $50.00. And a 5Kv DC supply for $20.00. I got
> a 120 volt - 20 amp variac, 240v-20 amp variac, 60kv
> meter, 500 milliamp meter and all sorts of other goodies.
> Metal cabinets, caps, etc. All from the Arizona State
> University surplus warehouse.
> BIG CONCERN! PCB's in the X-Ray transformer. I did check
> the archives on PCB's and X-ray. The stuff does float on
> water. But, it is yellowish in color. Does seem to smell
> like motor oil, not chlorine. What does benzine smell
> The archives did not seem concerned about PCB's in X-Ray
> xformers. There is at least 10 gallons of oil in this
> thing. I asked about PCB's, they had no clue. I would be
> dissapointed if a "learned institution" would sell
> outlawed chemicals to the general public with no
> The transformer is a Phillips Type 42117/B.
> Any advice would be well taken.
> A slightly concerned coiler.
> Thanks all,
> Allen Cart