Re: ah, ya..so.. my coil exploded! Videos and Picture!
Looks like a bad crimp on that coil maybe.
Too late now but don't touch that coil oil with bare hands. Transformer oil is PCB, polychlorinated Biphenyl which is a carcinogen. Or it used to be pcb anyhow, idk if they still use it in xformers but I'd bet they do before I touched the stuff.
btw, pretty car and nice clean driveway. I love a nice clean driveway, I spend far too many hours powerwashing mine. Good mindless activity and the result gets you a nice drive and a rested mind.
edit: did a pcb search, it was banned in 1979.
edit2: maybe not
c/p from wikipedia, last sentence......
However, they continued to be allowed in "totally enclosed uses" such as transformers and capacitors, which, in certain failure modes or out-of-specification conditions, can leak, catch fire, or explode. It was Ward B. Stone of the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation who first published his findings in the early 1970s that PCBs were leaking from transformers and had contaminated the soil at the bottom of utility poles. Concern over the toxicity and persistence (chemical stability) of PCBs in the environment led the United States Congress to ban their domestic production in 1979, although some use continues in closed systems such as capacitors and transformers.
Last edited by 77wolf10.85; Jul 22nd, 09 at 07:00 AM.