Peanut oil is the best for heating things. I is good
hot enough to melt solder.
Yes, I think I read that somwhere... A bath of hot peanut oil can be used
to recover bits from old PCBs.
As for fires=2C always have a cover large enough for
Just put the cover over the fire.
And whatever you do, dn't put water on it if it catches fire. I've seen
this done as a demonstration, and it was spectacular (I am sure there's
something similar on youtube).
Anyway, getting back to the 425 Netowrk, thanks to the chap (I am sorry,
I forget who it was) who pointed me to that artivle suggesting it would
disolve in white spirit. I put the guts of the module nad the empty can
in said solvent today. It does disolve the potting compound, albeit
slowly. I have cleaned up the can with no problems at all, but I don;t
waht to poke at the electronics too much for fear of damaging the wiring
to the transformer, so I've left tht in the solvent. But it is doing the