[ RadSafe ] Fwd: Thorium Lamp Mantles

Ted de Castro tdc at xrayted.com
Fri May 29 17:32:50 CDT 2015

Yes - that would indeed be another reason I wouldn't use, or in this 
case recommend the use of, a smoke detector source for this purpose.

On 5/29/2015 3:10 PM, Chris Alston wrote:
> Ted
> You don't want to re-purpose the source in a smoke detector, anyway.  That
> would void the general license under which some entities manufactured and
> distributed, and you possessed it.  Also, I would bear in mind that folks
> at the NRC belong to this list, too.  So this forum is more akin to a town
> meeting, than it is to a cozy chat over a beer (or two), with some
> colleagues at a professional meeting.
> Best
> cja
> P.S. Last I recall, the mantles that were "Made in India", by repute, were
> thoriated.
> ---------- Forwarded message ----------
> From: Ted de Castro <tdc at xrayted.com>
> Date: Fri, May 29, 2015 at 5:11 PM
> Subject: [ RadSafe ] Thorium Lamp Mantles
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> Does anyone know where there may be a source of the Thoriated - ie.
> radioactive - lamp mantles.
> I need a few check sources and only have 2 hot packets left.
> The Coleman branded ones have not been hot for some time - but I just went
> shopping around and even the imports I found are cold.
> A packet of No Salt is not quite hot enough to work well and a smoke
> detector source is too hot and a bag of fertilizer too large.  AND - I am
> NOT breaking up my Fiesta Ware!!!
> Ted de Castro
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