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Re: The BBQ and unpotting NST's

Original poster: "Garry F. by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <garryfre-at-pacbell-dot-net>

I think all you have to do is to heat it up and let the tar be vaporized.
Then blow it out with a blast of air.

On the NST, the soaking is worse. I have an idea I've been wanting to try.
Take the NST and test to see if it is still shorted. If it is not, fill it
with Mineral oil and seal it up with silicone seal. I have a feeling the
mineral oil will prevent further shorts. The biggest problem in tar is that
it shrinks and cracks allowing an air channel for sparks to develop, burning
the tar in the channel, it makes a carbon track.

If I am correct, the oil will prevent any further problems and you will have
an NST that will be able to take a lot of punishment if not all you would
throw at it.

Lemme know if that works.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Tesla list" <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
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Sent: Saturday, May 26, 2001 8:03 PM
Subject: The BBQ and unpotting NST's

> Original poster: "Shaun Epp by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> Hello ye'all,
> Today I attempted to unpot an NST in the families BBQ.   Was this a bad
> idea?   I sent out some smoke signal at which time I turned down the heat,
> but I am questioning if I cas still saftly use  the family BBQ for cooking
> food.  Is it permenanly contaminated from tar smoke, some even fell
> I am so emarrased, I used an aluminum cooking roaster inside a regular
> roasting pan, both which I can toss.  But the BBQ..... I was originally
> going to change the lava rocks and run it full temp. for a while.
> Can you tell me about this and what is the soaking in solvents going to be
> like.
> Shaun
> First time NST unpotter!     :^(