Re: Parrafin wax

From: 	Peter Electric[SMTP:elekessy-at-macquarie.matra-dot-com.au]
Reply To: 	elekessy-at-macquarie.matra-dot-com.au
Sent: 	Friday, August 29, 1997 2:34 AM
To: 	Tesla List
Subject: 	Re: Parrafin wax

Tesla List wrote:

> From:   Edward V. Phillips[SMTP:ed-at-alumni.caltech.edu]
> Sent:   Wednesday, August 27, 1997 3:49 PM
> To:     tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject:        Re:  Parrafin wax
> "I have repaired one my neons and was wondering about re-potting it in
> Parrafin wax. Have any of you guys out there used parrafin for
> insulating purposes?  If not what other material is suitable?"
>         Paraffin has too many air bubbles in it to be a reallyk
> really good potting compount.  Good old tar is better, but melts
> at a higher temperature and is messy.
> Ed

After the incredible drama of removing the tar (not to mention the
complaints from the wife regarding the smell!) I am definately not going
to put it back in tar! I do like the idea of vaseline though (in an
earlier post). Have you ever tried vaseline or petroleum jelly?


Peter E.