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 14 June 2010 10:05 PM
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koicarpus

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Hi
I'm trying to convince my work collegue that paxolin should only be used in between boards and trunking, rather than ply.
Is there a regulation to help back my case?
Many Thanks
 14 June 2010 10:32 PM
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Not quite sure what you mean when you say "between boards & trunking" - can you elaborate.?

What is your argument and why are you taking that particular point of view?

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 14 June 2010 10:45 PM
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koicarpus

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A piece of paxolin would be placed in between cut-outs or slots of trunking and D.B for cable protection.
I've seen ply used before, but surely could pose a hazard if tails become hot, I know that would be in an extreme circumstance but heh!!
 15 June 2010 02:23 AM
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I have recently been informed that Paxoline is now banned, something to do with the dust.
Don't know how reliable the information is though.
 15 June 2010 07:08 AM
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I wondered what that nice smell was as I 'adapted' some.

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 15 June 2010 07:45 AM
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robuck

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I beleive that the resin is phenolic which I beleive is a carsinogin.

Apologises for spelling.

Regards


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 15 June 2010 10:16 AM
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iansettle

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Originally posted by: koicarpus

A piece of paxolin would be placed in between cut-outs or slots of trunking and D.B for cable protection.

I've seen ply used before, but surely could pose a hazard if tails become hot, I know that would be in an extreme circumstance but heh!!



If the tails got that hot to do any damage to the plywood I would be definatly worried
 15 June 2010 10:39 AM
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Originally posted by: koicarpus

A piece of paxolin would be placed in between cut-outs or slots of trunking and D.B for cable protection.

I've seen ply used before, but surely could pose a hazard if tails become hot, I know that would be in an extreme circumstance but heh!!


I have had a paxolin support burn away in similar situation to what you appear to have in mind so there is no gain over plywood on that score. A substantial paxolin board was holding a set of brass bolts with 300mm2 lugged cable ends jointed onto the bolts. One became high resistance and subsequently heated up. The paxolin charred and caught fire with ensuing fun and games. (I modified the design to use porcelain supports after that)
 15 June 2010 06:59 PM
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EverReady

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Takes me back to the seventies when I was drilling,cutting and shaping Paxolin to make face plate starters, what fun we had.
 15 June 2010 08:03 PM
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you get a pvc alternative for backboards, joint box frames etc. rs sell it

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 15 June 2010 08:07 PM
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koicarpus

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Well everyday's a school day as the saying goes.
How did I miss this ban then??
I've been buying it in little squares from a local private wholesalers in glasgow whenever I needed it.
So is there an article somewhere I can show this guy to stop him from selling it?
Surely is was originally used because it was pretty much heat resistant. Otherwise why did we ever use it?
So what do people use now then?
 16 June 2010 08:10 AM
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Originally posted by: whjohnson

Not quite sure what you mean when you say "between boards & trunking" - can you elaborate.?



What hes saying is between TP&N boards and metal trunking... remembering the obvious about Eddy boy stuff!

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 16 June 2010 11:27 PM
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betnwah

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Funny how you can still buy it if its banned. Maybe they changed the resin.

Talking of buying does anyone know any good ie keen prices suppliers of it (or any SRBP sheet, Im not a brand snob)?
 17 June 2010 01:26 PM
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Surely is was originally used because it was pretty much heat resistant. Otherwise why did we ever use it?


You could say the same about asbestos though

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 17 June 2010 02:30 PM
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koicarpus

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Ok guys so what is the alternative? And is it a no no to use the likes of ply, or are there any regs regarding this?
 17 June 2010 03:17 PM
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i did say pvc sheet earlier
check out rs or other suppliers.

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 23 June 2010 12:15 AM
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betnwah

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Is PVC as rigid as SRBP?
 15 April 2012 03:37 PM
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koicarpus

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Hi chaps
Bought some paxolin the other day from Newey's Crawley, it looked, felt and smelt the same as when the last time i used it!!!!!!
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 15 April 2012 08:44 PM
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primo

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Some DB manufactures sell an insert for the DB / trunking interface now.

If anyone wants to buy a 4ft x 4ft sheet of Paxolin then let me know!
 15 April 2012 09:38 PM
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londonlec

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Ive also used it recently, and it still smelt the same

...is there a trick to cutting it? The jigsaw takes forever.
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