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Subject: Re: X-Ray Transformer Oil
Date: May 03, 8:30 am
Poster: Richard Hull

On May 03, 8:30 am, Richard Hull wrote:

Your system sounds like it could go either way on the PCB oil question you asked. Not all manufacturers went over to PCB's instantly, some never did on X-ray units. Most PCBs were used in utility and distribution transformers.

Why worry about the PCB's? They won't hurt you. The real PCB hassle comes in trying to get rid of the thing if you take it to the wrong place at the wrong time. E-bay it again it you tire of it.

Most importantly, don't let it catch on fire. That's the real danger of PCB's. Dioxin is produced in a fire and it is very bad.

If you want to replace the PCB oil with mineral oil where would you dispose of the PCB stuff? At what cost? Let the sleeping dog lie.........

Richard Hull