RE: Pole Pig and PCB's (was: Pole Pig)
If you determine it has PCB's don't just abandon it! That advice is very
irresponsible (in my opinion)! You opened this can of worms (so to speak) so
deal with it.
You could leave it in it's original location and contact your local Fire
Dept as a concerned citizen worried about the PCB danger (you don't have to
tell them you were planning to set it free). The Fire Dept would have their
Hazmat unit look at it then either dispose of it or contact the appropriate
utility for disposal. BTW-Don't use 911 for this type of call...
From: Tesla List [mailto:tesla-at-pupman-dot-com]
Sent: Thursday, February 03, 2000 2:50 PM
Subject: Re: Pole Pig
Original Poster: Travis Tabbal <bigboss-at-xmission-dot-com>
If you can get it down safely, go for it. I assume you read the posts a
back regarding someone else doing the same thing, right? There was some good
info in those posts.
For hookup there is a ton of info in the archives.. Basicly, connect the 2
outter low voltage terminals to 240V ignoring the middle one. And you will
whatever voltage it's rated for on the HV terminals. For current limiting
connect the ballast in series with one of the LV leads. Works the same for
resistive and inductive ballasting. You can use arc welders, variacs,
heating elements, etc. for balast.
Of course, this is all very simplistic. Be very carefull with it and get a
more info before plugging in. ;) I still haven't put power into my pig.
out for PCBs too. When you get it down do the tests for PCBs. If you find
I would abandon it. Whatever you think about them for health reasons, if the
government catches you with PCBs you will have to fork over big money, and
you'll lose your pig. :(
Tesla List wrote:
> Original Poster: "Spud" <spud-at-wf-dot-net>
> I have recently come across an abandoned pig. I am well aware that I'm
> 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. :)