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Re: Amazing oil leak!

Original poster: Yurtle Turtle <yurtle_t@xxxxxxxxx>

You might try stopping the wire above the oil. Run a
solid piece of copper or brass into the oil. A solid
bus bar won't wick any oil.


--- Tesla list <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Original poster: "S&JY" <youngsters@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> All,
> Recently we read of one coiler's bad luck with a
> pole transformer leaking
> oil up through an insulator, and how difficult it is
> to stop the leak.
> Unfortunately, I can now top that with an even
> stranger oil leak.
> I built a MOT 6-pack, with two MOTs each in 3 ammo
> cans. Power into each is
> an ordinary five foot length of 3-conductor power
> cord (typical Lowes orange
> heavy duty power cord). The outside sheath stops
> above the oil, and the
> wires go under the oil to the transformer primary.
> After a couple of months, I noticed an oil spot on
> my concrete floor, well
> away from the ammo cans. After musing for a while
> on how it got there, I
> finally noticed it was coming out the plug from the
> 5 foot power cord!!
> Somehow the oil wicks it way through 5 feet of power
> cord - yuck! So for
> now I elevate the plug and keep it wrapped in a rag.
> The oil is the usual Shell transformer oil. It must
> have some amazing
> wicking and penetrating powers! Any proven ideas on
> an additive that will
> let gravity prevail and keep the oil from escaping,
> but not compromise its
> insulative qualities?
> --Steve Y.