RE: insulating oils.

What are you trying to insulate? That actually is the first question you
ask/answer :)
Diala (or its kin, various flavors of mineral oil) is a great
oil, that a number of us use in our capacitors (and some even sink their
rebuilt neons in it).
Mineral oil runs anywhere from $4/gal to $16/gal, depending on what you get,
or how you
get it. I paid about $5.00/gal from a local jobber for Diala-AX. I was
$16/gallon from a vet store for vet-grade mineral oil (A large animal

If you need better insulating that the mineral oil, you are getting into the
silicone based synthetics.. and they get expensive fast.

Michael Baumann
Coiler, Homebrewer, Nerd. mycroft-at-access1-dot-net

> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tesla List [mailto:tesla-at-pupman-dot-com]
> Sent: Friday, June 25, 1999 3:07 PM
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: insulating oils.
> Original Poster: "Michael J. Veach" <veachm-at-sunyit.edu>
> What kind of oil is best for very high voltage tesla-type stuff? I need
> some transformer oil, but I've heard it's 300 bucks a gallon. I need 100
> gallons, so as you can guess I'm worried about price.
> Mike Veach.