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Re: Variac Troubles -Oops!
Original poster: "Daniel Hess by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <dhess1-at-us.ibm-dot-com>
I bought a Variac once that was missing the brush altogether. I went to my
local auto parts store and bought a pair of brushes for a generator. (Can
you believe they still sell these items?) Alternator brushes will probably
work but they tend to be smaller so there's less material to work with. A
little cutting, a little filing and viola! I was back in business.
>Be careful with the brush - its probably quite delicate, and
>will break easily. AFAIK they are quite hard to find. Make sure that ALL
>metal / carbon dust is removed from between the windings - you dont want
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