Re: Using SF6 for cap..
Hi Kristian, all,
> - no danger of oil burning/exploding around
> - no air-bubbles possible, will replace air everywhere especially
> when a vacuum is pumped first
> - SF6 can be replaced every once and a while if necessary
> - is not messy/heavy like oil, is heavier than air
> - if cap fails it's easy to fix as there's no oil to mess the setup
> Any ideas? Comments? (I know SF6 is toxic)
I've read that discharges and SF6 don't mix well. The SF6 can becomne
dissociated into some nasty chemicals. I think freon would be a
better choice unless there is no possibility of a discharge
occurrring in the gas. Greg Leyh had something to say about this in
his TCBA article.