Re: Copper Strap vs Welding Cable
All Home Depots around me (Columbus, OH) carry both 2 and 4 AWG welding
cable. They have 500 ft rolls of it and if I remember right, it's in
the $1/ft range for the 4 and $2/ft for the 2. Very nice and
flexible--I'm using it for all my high current connections.
Around here it's in the little 'enclosed' area where the power tools
are, and is in the middle aisle. I dunno if Home Depots all follow the
same layout or not.
Tesla List wrote:
> Original Poster: "Lau, Gary" <Gary.Lau-at-compaq-dot-com>
> I've never seen welding cable at any Home Depot, and I'm no stranger there
> ;-) What they do have is fairly stiff stranded wire down to about 6AWG.
> That would probably be fine for use in a primary, although tapping it would
> not be straightforward, since it's insulated.
> Copper strap is not commonly available. What is available is copper roof
> flashing, at Home Depot. It is sold by the foot and comes in 12" and 24"
> widths. I bought some and sheared it into 2" width strips, and soldered the
> ends together, for use as an RF ground connection to my ground rod.
> Regards, Gary Lau
> Waltham, MA USA