|[AMRadio] Old X-Ray Gear High Voltage Available|
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doxemf at aol.com
Thu Dec 21 00:48:49 EST 2006
When the building went up for sale there was a Hazmat asessment done
that did not indicate a PCB problem. The testing was required
since it had been licensed as a radiological treatment facility. At one
time Radium was kept here also. Disposal of that was signed off by the
State authorities over 10 years ago.
The tubes are of collectors interest only and would not be left in
the machines if removed.
I was hoping someone like yourself might know of a collector or Museum
that would be interested.
The table and source mechanicals are a work of art and could be used
for milling or other light duty fabrication where a stable and
ballanced floating tool was needed.
I thought if maybe the smaller HV transformer had a 220 pri then it
would be of a usable voltage at 110.
Will know more specs in a day or so since I am now at the site.
From: n4nas1 at hotmail.com
To: amradio at mailman.qth.net
Sent: Wed, 20 Dec 2006 8:02 PM
Subject: RE: [AMRadio] Old X-Ray Gear High Voltage Available
As an old retired radiology tech and hosp. adm I offer a few
words of caution here. The 10kv mentioned would likely be
lower than actual rating. A 30kv - 110kv would be typical so
these things are highly dangerous as far as high voltage is
concerned. I assume the federal requirement of removal of the
x-ray tubes has been acomplished as you really don't want the
thing to work....... smell the ozone....
Finally... the oil of these are laced with PCBs and cannot be
disposed of except through hazmat services... yes I had one
from a similar removal of old equipment and it was a lot more
trouble than it was worth for me. Cost me a fortune to scrap
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