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RE: Copper VS Steel
Original poster: "Dave Halliday" <dh@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
Copper is a lot better than steel for a lot of reasons.
Also, watch out for heating any galvanized material. The Zinc Oxide gasses
are __very__ toxic.
A well loved and respected blacksmith died from them a few years ago.
Blacksmithing and coiling in WA State
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Tesla list [mailto:tesla@xxxxxxxxxx]
> Sent: Monday, March 12, 2007 8:06 PM
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> Subject: Copper VS Steel
> Original poster: Jim <branley1@xxxxxxxxxxx>
> Hi Folks:
> I do appreciate the great assistance with my tesla coil that I have
> received from you.
> Can I get your opinion on a few things?
> 1) Can I use 1" EMT (Electrical Metallic Tubing) for my spark gap
> instead of 1" copper pipe?
> 2) Can I use zinc coated bolts and nuts for my secondary instead of
> brass bolts and nuts? Zinc is what most bolts, nuts & washers
> are coated with.
> 3) What does the term quenching refer to when speaking about
> spark gaps?
> Thanks for the informative help!