Re: identify 'polytheralize'
Subject: Re: identify 'polytheralize'
Date: Sun, 15 Jun 1997 04:32:50 +0500
From: "Alfred A. Skrocki" <alfred.skrocki-at-cybernetworking-dot-com>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
On Thu, 12 Jun 1997 13:43:00 GMT Robert Michaels
> T>Good stuff is an understatement! Is there any easy way to identify
> T>this 'polytheralize' without it being labeled? Almost all the
> T>surplus dealers I go to have no idea what insulation is on their wire
> [ ... ]
> You can use a technique which I pioneered and refer to
> (in full professional modesty, of course) as Michael's
> Test. It amounts to pyrolytic olefactory analysis. In
> other words you burn it, and then sniff it.
> You must obtain some genuine Polythermaleze resin, or else
> a wire specimen coated with same.
> Heat the resin (or wire) in a suitably scientific fashion
> (a match, or butane lighter) until it combusts or smokes.
> If it ignites, blow out the flame.
> Now - the most important part. Smell the smoke. Memorize
> that aroma!
Ah, like my dad always said, the nose knows! Being slovic we tend to
be a bit over endowed in that department! My dad always warned me not
to look up in a rain for fear of that funnel capturing enough water
> Next, repeat the test on your unknown. If they smell the
> same, they are the same. (Michael's Rule of Polymer
I got the idea Robert, now to find a sample!
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