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Re: [TCML] re-pot

400 to 450 degrees? Yikes! All of mine softened between 100 and 130. I'd be afraid that as hot as you suggest would stink up the whole house.


--- On Thu, 6/12/08, Phillip Slawinski <pslawinski@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> From: Phillip Slawinski <pslawinski@xxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: Re: [TCML] re-pot
> To: "Tesla Coil Mailing List" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Date: Thursday, June 12, 2008, 10:46 AM
> I used kerosene on my last transformer.  The trick is to
> heat it first
> and then extract the core.  You'll have to get the
> whole thing pretty
> hot to get the asphalt liquid.  If you use an oven you need
> to set it
> about 400F-450F.  Then buy a 2 gallon bucket, some
> kerosene, neoprene
> gloves, and a vinyl stripping brush.  Pour the kerosene in
> the bucket
> and let the transformer soak for a little while or just
> start cleaning
> it immediately.  Make sure you lay down cardboard where you
> clean the
> transformer.  The process is very messy.

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