* Originally By: Esondrmn-at-aol-dot-com
 * Originally To: Richard Quick
 * Original Area: UUCPE-Mail
 * Forwarded by : Blue Wave v2.12

Date: Tue, 31 Jan 1995 17:33:19 -0500
From: Esondrmn-at-aol-dot-com
To: richard.quick-at-slug.st-louis.mo.us
Subject: Transformer disassembly


I disassembled my first transformer today, using your freezing method.  What
a mess, frozen chipped tar all over the place.  It is now soaking in
kerosene.  Once I get it cleaned up and dry again should I test fire it just
as it sits?  Should I take the paper wrappings off of the secondary to try
and find the short?

This transformer is a 12kv, 120ma Gardner - very heavy.  The primary windings
look like 14 guage wire.  I did not see any shunt plates.  Do I have to take
the windings off the core to see those?

I did get four or five coats of polyurethane on my 6.0 x 29.5 inch PVC coil
form.  I will wind it this weekend  and add four or five more coats over the

Thanks,  Ed
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