Re: Non Tar Neon's
Subject: Re: Non Tar Neon's
From: Stan Harle <lazer-at-netcom-dot-com>
Date: Wed, 6 Dec 1995 11:42:19 -0800 (PST)
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On Wed, 6 Dec 1995 tesla-at-grendel.objinc-dot-com wrote:
> I recently unpacked a Transco neon sign transformer (15 kv, 30 ma) to
> find that there was no tar in it. It is instead filled with some sort of
> plastic/resin. This stuff is extremely hard and I have had little luck
The white/cream stuff? I _hate_ it when they do that!
> with a hack saw. Anybody know how to get rid of this stuff?
I had pretty good luck with freezing it and chipping it away,
pretty much the way you would do a regular tar potted xfrmr, but a little
more elbow grease needed. The one that I did had this convenient sleeving
over the windings to make the job easier.