Why would it be deadly? They're filled with oil.
You're probably thinking about PCBs? They were used as a replacement for
oil (non-flammable, non-toxic (in general), non-reactive, non-spoiling).
The problem with PCBs is that the mfr process inevitably contaminates it
with certain things (i.e. dioxin) which ARE a problem. They're also so
inert that they don't degrade for a very, very long time (centuries), so the
problem sticks around. (one might comment that if they are so inert they
don't degrade, then their biological effectiveness is correspondingly
Easy to test informally (if you are worried that some bright soul in the
past replaced the oil with askarel (PCB)).. oil burns, pcbs don't. Most PCBs
used as insulators are also denser than water (but not by any means all...),
while insulating oil floats.
If you wanted to be really compulsive, they also have solder in them (lead),
rosin (chemically reactive), etc.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Mark Beckwith" <firstname.lastname@example.org>
Sent: Sunday, June 06, 2004 11:12 AM
Subject: [TowerTalk] Heath Cantenna
> Hi Antenna Gurus. I inherited a Heath Cantenna. How do I know if it is
> deadly and should be disposed of at the anonymous toxic waste depository
> if it is inert and harmless?
> It says on it Model HN31 s/n 02305.
> Mark, N5OT
> See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless
Weather Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any
questions and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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See: http://www.mscomputer.com for "Self Supporting Towers", "Wireless Weather
Stations", and lot's more. Call Toll Free, 1-800-333-9041 with any questions
and ask for Sherman, W2FLA.
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