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Old 18th Jul 2019, 12:55 pm   #1
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Default Suitable high voltage sealant for tripler Rebuild?

Seeking some advice from more knowledgeable people here, i may have to rebuild a tripler for the thorn 2k, the problem is sealing it up afterwards, back in the day this was a jelly like substance that could be easily scraped out if further work was needed, does anyone know of a suitable product that can withstand kigh voltages yet can be easily undone like the original material, all i know for certain is acetyl cured silicone is not suitable, there is a product called silcoset but the cost is horrific for one small job.
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Old 18th Jul 2019, 1:16 pm   #2
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There are some silicone's that don't give off an acidic gas as they cure. I needed some years ago and it was a 'all weather' type that I found OK. To test I would put some of the silicone along with a piece of copper wire into a zip lock bag and leave for a few days. If it gave off an acidic gas the copper would turn green. You could almost tell by the smell they give off as they cure.

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Hi R T V silicone CPC
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More generally, they're called 'neutral cure' silicones
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Default Re: Suitable high voltage sealant for tripler bebuild?

Used for sealing underground cables after splicing two pack 'Scotchcast Resin 8882 '

can be broken into in the future to say re-route the cable.

About the cheapest (of it's type)around at approx 20

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Old 19th Jul 2019, 8:17 am   #6
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Many thanks for the info, surprisingly enough using neutral cure silicone as the key search word brought up a lot more than the usual bath sealant, just shows you have to know what you're looking for.
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No more input to this thread plus i have the required information, this can be closed thank you.
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