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RE: Where can you get nylon bolts?
Original poster: "Lau, Gary by way of Terry Fritz <teslalist-at-qwest-dot-net>" <Gary.Lau-at-hp-dot-com>
You may want to think about whether you really need to use nylon. There is
no reason not to use common steel 1/4" bolts. The presence of such small
bits of metal won't cause any perceptible losses.
In a perfect world I would choose to use Lexan for end caps, but 1/2" thick
Lexan is not available to everyone. If not, there's no reason not to use
1/2" pine. Electrically, Plexiglass is fine, but it's very difficult to
work with without cracking.
I've used pine end caps with steel bolts. I counter bore the inside so the
hex head is flush with the wood surface, and then epoxy a generous piece of
Plexiglass or Lexan over the head for insulation, though I'm not sure how
important this is. And, I tie each end of the secondary winding to their
respective bolts. This simplifies the connections to the top load and base.
Regards, Gary Lau
>Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <teslalist-at-qwest-dot-net>"
>I am in the process of winding my secondary and i need to attach the end
>cap to the form. I want to use nylon bolts but i can't find them anywhere.
>Can you get these at home depot (or places like it) or do you have to order
>them from a website somewhere. I looked around in home depot, but i could
>not find them. Also, what type of material would be good for making a cap
>for my coil (i was thinking something clear). They sell plexi glass at home
>depot, could i use this?