Re: Temperature to melt NST tar (fwd)

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Date: Wed, 14 Jan 98 11:27:18 EST
From: Gary Lau  14-Jan-1998 1118 <lau-at-hdecad.ENET.dec-dot-com>
To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
Subject: Re: Temperature to melt NST tar

>	While we're on the subject of unpotting neons, I have a question.
>I have read a bit about the freezing the neon, and the chipping away the
>tar as opposed to heating it. (the "cold cook" method or something like
>that...) Wouldn't this eliminate a lot of the mess you get with cooking
>the neons? I got the impression that it was a lot easier too, and you
>wouldn't have to worry about messing up your oven...
>Still working on first coil in NM,

The reason I didn't attempt the cold-cook method was - doing so requires
that you remove and destroy the case and insulators; I was determined (and
successful) in re-using these, and would recommend doing so to others.

Gary Lau
Waltham, MA USA