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Re: HV transformers for sale

Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <Mddeming-at-aol-dot-com>

In a message dated 5/23/01 10:48:57 AM Eastern Daylight Time, 
tesla-at-pupman-dot-com writes: 

> > 
> Hi All 
> I have much empathy for HV enthusiasts searching for transformers. After 
> reacquiring my past interest in HV, I began a search for a free pole pig. In 
> my immediate area, I could not get one for free or for money. Living only a 
> four hour drive to T&R Electric, I went there and bought a pole pig for 
> $250. I appreciated that T&R Electric did not treat me like I was a mad 
> scientist. This was my initiation to the high expense of HV transformers. At 
> great cost I have acquired other HV transformers which had to be freighted. 
> Freighting charges = murder incorporated. I have quit buying transformers 
> because of freighting charges. Freighting charges have cured me of my 
> transformer mania. The final blow came from freighting charges on a PCB free 
> x-ray transformer. Here you have these wonderful transformers in Toronto, 
> especially the 20KV/16.5KVA. If you think that freighting charges in the USA 
> are bad, then try out the charges in Canada--I did. Its a sorry situation 
> that only the wealthy, or those suffering from mania, will have a chance to 
> get these transformers. The few HV transformers that make it to ebay sell 
> for outrageous prices, not including freighting. In the USA, where a million 
> pole pigs are sitting idle, I fully believe that most coilers will never own 
> a pole pig. I wish there was a solution, but there is none. When my age of 
> divestment comes, I'm going to give my transformers away for free to coilers 
> willing to drive a reasonable distance. 
> Godfrey Loudner 

Hi Godfrey! 
        Prior to 1815, my great,great,great,great uncle made a living by 
buying clocks in Connecticut, transporting them by ox-cart to Northern Ohio, 
and selling them. How about borrowing a pickup truck and taking a Canadian 
Vacation? Take orders and make a circuit of the "haves" and the "wants". 
Seems like you could recoup the cost of the vacation in a matter of weeks as 
a "pig peddler". 
Just a thought, 
Matt D.