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Re: PCB test kits

Original poster: "Barton B. Anderson" <bartb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Hi Dan,

I checked the TCML Archives. I found the subject called "Re: X-Ray Transformer VERY Scarred!"

The following I extracted from the email:

"Dial up the website of Forestry Suppliers, Inc., and order a single-use "Chlor-n-Oil" 50ppm test kit by Dexsil. They were about $20 last I checked..."

So, maybe check the above website.

Take care,

Tesla list wrote:

Original poster: "David Rieben" <drieben@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Dan, all,

I would have to agree with you here. I'm sure a
"basically" petroleum based fluid would burn quite
nicely with a far greater concentration of PCB con-
taminant than 50 PPM! 50 PPM PCB is the maximum
EPA contamination level allowed and I'm sure 1/20,000th
part PCB would not impede the combustible character-
sitics of petroleum by any perceivable amount, nor would
much higher concentrations of PCB, say 40X more PCB
concentration, or 1/500th part. PCB itself is not combustible,
but I don't think it's going to have a "halon" effect when mixed
in small concentrations with petroleum based liquids, either.

David Rieben

----- Original Message ----- From: "Tesla list" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
To: <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 6:37 PM
Subject: RE: PCB test kits

Original poster: <dhmccauley@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

The "burn test" is a very poor indicator of PCBs.  Mixtures that contain
non-PCB oil mixed with PCBs still tend to burn.  I have had about 4
transformers i've tested that were negative on the burn-test, but positive
on the chemical test.


> The "burn test" is usually a good indicator.  Dip a piece of paper
> into the oil and try to light it.
> Dr. Resonance
> ----- Original Message ----- From: "Tesla list" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
> To: <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Wednesday, July 12, 2006 1:07 PM
> Subject: PCB test kits
> >Original poster: Gomez Addams <gomezaddams@xxxxxxxxx>
> >
> >A while back, someone posted a source for relatively
> >inexpensive PCB test kits.  I've got a Korean War era
> >x-ray transformer that I'm deciding what to do with,
> >and whether it contains PCBs will impact my decision.
> >
> >  - Bill "Gomez" Lemieux
> >
> >.
> >
> >