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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.
In a message dated 6/12/2008 1:48:27 P.M. Central Daylight Time,
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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