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RE: [TCML] Re: Coil Died
'the awful smell in the oven' only happens if you get it too hot.
Buy a cheap toaster oven at Goodwill and stand it on its back (make a box of
cardboard that is the same size as your NST to check tht it will fit). Set
it at low temp and let it sit for a few hours. Check the tar. If it is not
the consistency of heavy motor oil, raise the temp ten degrees and wait
another two hours.
Do this outside on a sheet of plywood on a cement surface and you will be
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> [mailto:tesla-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Ed Phillips
> Sent: Saturday, October 19, 2013 15:06
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> Subject: Re: [TCML] Re: Coil Died
> I'll add my experience. Nothing new of course but when 'one
> end' of an
> NST is bad and probably partially shorted through a track in the tar,
> I've been successful on several occasions by using a really
> high power
> hot air gun to melt the tar there. Takes a long time with
> heat applied
> to case and top of tar until is's very liquid and a lot safer than
> digging into the tar and finding the leads.
> Hasn't always worked but the time invested trying is well
> spent. I've
> never tried heating the whole transformer in an oven because
> of the fire
> danger and the time it would take to melt and then cool.
> There's also
> 'the awful smell in the oven'.
> Dave Halliday wrote:
> >You can get carbon tracks through the tar.
> >Search the Pupman site for more info:
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