[TCML] Clarification sought on transformers
evp at pacbell.net
Tue Feb 19 16:54:56 MST 2008
4) If you shake it, it should not rattle. Slightly chipped insulators are
probably OK, cracked ones are not."
I think Matt is overstating this one. I have a couple of NST's I picked out of the bushes by a freeway on ramp. Obviously had fallen off the back of a flatbed truck and bounced across the pavement on the insulators, not much of which remained and I removed them completely. I replaced them with plastic ones and the transformers have worked fine for years. I wouldn't pick ones with beat up insulators if better were available but don't look down your nose at them if that's all you can find.
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