[TCML] primary material? (interview)
pslawinski at gmail.com
Thu Jul 17 15:56:35 MDT 2008
I say go with the copper tubing, it's worth the expense. I tried using
solid wire and it did not work nearly as well as the copper tubing. If you
decide to add more power later you'll be glad you bought the tubing. You
might also check ebay if you do not mind waiting for the tubing to be
shipped to you.
On Thu, Jul 17, 2008 at 12:56 PM, Nicholas J. Goble <ngoble at iwu.edu> wrote:
> I'm on the last component of my coil right now: the primary. I've done
> a few calculations and found myself needing about 40' of 1/4" copper
> tubing. I took a trip to Lowes and stumbled a little when I saw that
> the price was $20 for 20'. Maybe that seems about right, but I really
> don't want to spend that much. Any suggestions on how to find it
> cheaper? Are there any alternatives to using copper tubing? I've
> heard that some people use heavy wire or even magnet wire? Does that
> work well? What are my options?
> Thanks for all your help. Here's a funny story.
> After obtaining my NST for free from a sign shop in Indianapolis (where
> I live), I decided to write a positive Angie's List post for the shop.
> This was about a month and a half ago. I was contacted this morning
> from a journalist for the monthly Angie's List magazine/journal. He
> wanted to ask me a few questions about why I'm building a coil and how.
> I haven't even completed building the thing yet! Anyways, he asked me
> if I got help or advice during construction, and I told him about TCML.
> Maybe we'll get mentioned in the Indianapolis area publishing.
> Nicholas Goble
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