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Re: [TCML] re-pot

I can't say for sure because I have never tried it myself when depotting  
NSTs, but it might help to soften the asphalt around the core and coils of older  
NSTs. They will eventually get pretty warm, and it might help if it were 
already  hot on the inside. 
What's really needed is a heatsource that transfers heat directly to the  
steel case more efficiently than hot air. But I also like the barbecue idea  
because the hot coals would do just that. This is really something you should be  
doing outside, anyway. 
Just a thought, build your own electric depotting oven out of a #2 rural  
mailbox. I turned one into a glass annealing oven by adding heating elements and  
Fiberfrax (ceramic wool) insulation. Have pix, if anyone is interested.
Tony G
In a message dated 6/12/2008 1:48:27 P.M. Central Daylight Time,  
Gary.Lau@xxxxxx writes:

I'm not  sure that even shorting the secondary will cause it to generate 
enough heat to  be worthwhile.  It can never dissipate more than its faceplate 
rating of  Watts, and the terminal (final) temperature of such a big thing 
generating a  limited number of Watts is cool enough to touch.  I would think that  
placing it in a covered BBQ will get it hot many times faster.

Regards,  Gary Lau

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