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Re: Dispose of pole chicken on Long Island

Original poster: gary350@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
This is what I would do.

Drain the high voltage oil into 2 liter soft drink bottles and sell them all on ebay. I sold several on ebay a few years ago they all brought $10 to $15 per bottle plus $10.00 for postage.

Cut threw the copper windings with a hacksaw and pull the copper out with a pair of plyers. Copper is selling for $3.00 a lb. at the scrap yard.

Remove the insulators from the metal case. Sell the metal case and transformer core at the scrap yard steel is selling for $4.00 per 100 lbs.

That burned transformer is probably worth $100.00 is scrap metal and  HV oil.

Gary Weaver

-----Original Message-----
>From: Tesla list <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
>Sent: Aug 24, 2006 12:29 AM
>To: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx
>Subject: Dispose of pole chicken on Long Island?
>Original poster: Charles Brush <cfbrush@xxxxxxx>
>Hi all,
>I have a 14.4kV double bushing pole chicken I fried several years ago and
>I am wondering how to get rid of it.  It came from T&R and is like
>new outside...it just is internally shorted.  I have the non-PCB
>certificate for it and am just wondering how you get rid of something
>like this.  I don't have a pickup truck or anything to move it with.
>Any thoughts?
>Alternately if there are any coilers on Long Island who might like to
>try to fix this chicken they are welcome to it, and I'd throw in a little
>14.4kV potential transformer I bought from Bill Wysock long ago to
>make it more worthwhile.  The chicken could make a pretty neat base for a
>jacob's ladder or something even if it turns out to be unfixable.
>Charles Brush