Unpotting neon

From:  Raymond C. Howes [SMTP:rchowes-at-email.msn-dot-com]
Sent:  Thursday, January 22, 1998 8:04 PM
To:  Tesla List
Subject:  Re: Unpotting neon

>From:  Tom [SMTP:tomg-at-avicom-dot-net]
>Sent:  Thursday, January 22, 1998 11:30 AM
>To:  Tesla List
>Subject:  Unpotting neon
>I have a couple of 15kv 30ma neons that I would like to unpot.  The problem
>it does not look like tar is the insulator.  It is a tanish plastic stuff.
>there a way to unpot these?
>Also if anyone is looking for any variacs get a listing of all the ham
>newsgroups (try yahoo) and post to them.  After I did this I had 20 offers
in 4
Hey Tom, I too recently had a nst made the same way.I tried heating it and
nothing happend. Since it was toasted I figured I couldn't hurt it anyway so
I tried to chip it out,again no luck. To make the story short it just
happend to fall under the 5 pound
sledge and that did the trick.Saved the parts that I could just in case they
could be used
later.     Ray   rchowes-at-msn-dot-com