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RE: [TCML] Trouble with eBay wire
I can't advise you about how to resolve an eBay dispute.
However, is your secondary REALLY 4.00" in diameter? Thin-wall 4" SDR PVC pipe is in fact 4.25" OD. If you closely wound #24 wire on this, 1000 feet of wire would give you only about 18.7 inches of winding length. Could be that you just cut it too close.
Realize that very few Tesla coil rules are cast in stone. It's unlikely that a 17.5" long secondary, once tuned, will behave significantly differently than a 20".
Regards, Gary Lau
> -----Original Message-----
> From: tesla-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx [mailto:tesla-bounces@xxxxxxxxxx] On
> Behalf Of Nicholas J. Goble
> Sent: Monday, June 30, 2008 4:22 PM
> To: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [TCML] Trouble with eBay wire
> I bought 24 AWG wire from an eBay dealer named Jim Whyte. He has
> thousands of sales already so I figure that he's legit. My purchase
> was supposed to be 1000' of 24 AWG copper magnet wire. I got my
> shipment within the allotted time. I began to wrap my secondary coil.
> I was going for 20" tall, 4" diameter. After hand winding all the
> wire, I measure the wind and find it to be only 17.5" long. After some
> crude calculations, I found the total length of the wire to be about
> I emailed the seller to get a new coil of magnet wire, and he assures
> me that he sent me exactly 1000' and won't be sending me another coil.
> What should I do about this? Should I contact PayPal and dispute the
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