From: Mad Coiler[SMTP:tesla_coiler-at-hotmail-dot-com]
Sent: Thursday, August 07, 1997 10:23 AM
Subject: Re: Toroids
>From: Jay Bohn[SMTP:sunsoft-at-pacifier-dot-com]
>Sent: Tuesday, August 05, 1997 10:55 PM
>I have seen quite a few of Tesla Coils topped with a metal toroid.
>Where is everyone finding these?
>Are most home brew?
>What would an alternate "Top Cap. Hat" be? (Copper toilet float)?
>I have been lurking on this list and have enjoyed the info.
>By the way, This is my first "post" ever!
Jay, for a good source of cheap toroids, go to your local home
improvement store and check out the stovepiping. Get four right angle
elbows (90degrees) and put them all together to make a toroid. I have
seen these available from 3" diam. peices up to 8" diameter peices. It
cost me about $7 for a 5" toroid and about $12 for a 8" toroid (measured
23" across). These toroids and perfect toroids but as far as I can tell
they work fine for smaller & medium size coils. There is also flexible
aluminum ducting that you can get for about the same cost, and you can
get it whatever length you need it.
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