From: Esondrmn-at-aol-dot-com [SMTP:Esondrmn-at-aol-dot-com]
Sent: Friday, June 19, 1998 10:24 AM
Subject: Re: oil...
In a message dated 98-06-18 02:09:18 EDT, you write:
i have been searching for oil for a good 3 months now and i have finally
found some! yesterday i called 10 places, each of them referring me to
someone else. Well, one of the places will sell me mineral oil in 5 gallon
buckets for $29.75. There are two different versions, Thuban 90 and Thuban
140, they have different viscosities. Does this type of oil ring a bell
for anyone? I don't want to end up buying something i can't use. I also
asked him about transformer oil and they only come in 55 gallon drums,
which is a bit more than i can afford right now. Well, any info that you
guys have would be great, thanks! Once i get my mineral oil, my tesla coil
will begin it's final stages......very exciting....
Glad to hear your coil is nearing completion. I bought the oil for my caps
from the local Chevron jobber. It is transformer or high voltage oil and
comes in 5 gal buckets. I think it cost about $30.00 or $35.00.
I haven't heard of Thuban. You want the oil to be relatively thin - like 5 or
10 weight motor oil viscosity.