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[TowerTalk] Cushcraft Trap Cleaning

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Subject: [TowerTalk] Cushcraft Trap Cleaning
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Date: Sun, 30 Sep 2001 21:40:08 EDT

If you truly have a "carboned up trap", that would seem to indicated that 
there has been some significant arcing and/or burning of the plastic 
insulating material.  My experience has been that no amount of cleaning will 
solve the problem!  Why? Typically, when damage of this nature occurs, there 
is carbon tracking on or within the insulating material. When this occurs, 
once the trap is cleaned up, regardless of what whiz-bang magic cleaner you 
use, it is just a matter of time before it arcs along the same carbon-tracked 
path again!

What's the solution?  Dig into to yo' pocket and buy a new trap or find a 
good used one at the local hamfest!



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