[AMRadio] Oil filled capacitors

Gary xfrmrs at roadrunner.com
Mon May 19 16:26:43 EDT 2008

Well, I could not resist. I have a tube of JB Weld in the shop and for 
giggles put some on a piece of Nomex paper. I then dug out the hipot tester 
and started to apply a dc voltage to each side of the glob of JB Weld. At 
300 volts it started to show a high resistance leakage and at 500 volts went 
to a solid short. I would not use it for the application intended on this 
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Rick Brashear" <rickb at tx.rr.com>
To: "'Discussion of AM Radio in the Amateur Service'" 
<amradio at mailman.qth.net>
Sent: Monday, May 19, 2008 3:56 PM
Subject: RE: [AMRadio] Oil filled capacitors

Cool.  I have a couple of choices then.  I think I have a tube of JB Weld,
so it will likely get the call.  Thanks, Jim.


JB Weld does not contain any form of metal.  It works well as an


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