[AMRadio] Black wrinkle

W5AMI ars.w5ami at gmail.com
Thu Jul 11 18:14:55 EDT 2013

I'm with Don, and my wife has never complained about my use of the oven or
dishwasher for radio stuff, and if she did, I would remind her a few
things!  That's just how it is here... Ha!


On Thu, Jul 11, 2013 at 2:21 PM, Mike Sawyer <w3slk at verizon.net> wrote:

> Something different to try. Use a welding rod oven if you have access. The
> temp is usually pretty stable.
> Mod-U-Lator,
> Mike(y)
> ----- Original Message -----
> From: "Donald Chester" <k4kyv at charter.net>
> To: <>
> Sent: Thursday, July 11, 2013 1:09 PM
> Subject: Re: [AMRadio] Black wrinkle
> Why is everyone so paranoid about letting their wife know they heated up a
> piece of equipment in the oven? Who likely paid for  the stove in the first
> place?
> I have done that many times, including freshly painted panels, and it never
> left a trace of odour in the oven after the object was removed. However, I
> prefer to lay a freshly painted panel out in the bright  sun on a warm day,
> if the wind is calm enough not to blow trash onto the tacky surface of  the
> paint.
> I would, however, be careful about with transformer that may drip melted
> tar, which can stink up the whole kitchen, or oil that could be toxic.
> Also,
> overheated transformer insulation may give of a strong smell and could be
> toxic. If this is something you do frequently and you have the space, a
> used
> kitchen stove with a working oven may be found for just a few bucks at a
> second hand store.
> A gas oven may not be the best idea for drying out transformers, since
> water
> is a by-product of  the combustion process of both  natural gas and
> propane,
> resulting in high humidity in the heated oven.  An electric oven would be
> preferred.
> Don k4kyv
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