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Re: [TCML] Flat Spiral Primary

You could also use neon tube supports to hold the tubing in place. I used  
12mm acrylic snap-in tube supports like these shown here:

This size fits 1/2" OD copper tubing very nicely, and can be mounted with a 
 screw or cemented to an acrylic base like I did. These are made by the EGL 
 company and are called "Clip-Its" and also come in 9mm, 10mm, and 15mm  
Also available are glass tube supports, 2" and 3 1/2" tall, with a  metal 
base that could be used, with or without the base. A tie-wire is used to  
hold the tube(ing) in place, instead of snapping into place. Cheaper, but more  
labor involved and not quite as nice looking. Tube supports also make 
pretty  good HV wiring standoffs to keep your primary wiring neat and tidy. Check 
 with a sign shop that installs neon, and see what kinds of tube  supports 
and silicone high voltage wire they have, or can order. 
Tony Greer
Special Effects Neon
Lubbock, Texas

In a message dated 3/21/2010 5:17:37 P.M. Central Daylight Time,  
kkociolek8577@xxxxxxxxxx writes:

Been working on my TC for a  few months now. I made primary supports for the
¼” copper tubing out of  strips of 1” x ½” wood. Drilled 3/8” holes and 
the supports down to a  wood base in a symmetrical manner. Now I have to
“thread” the tubing into  this circular support. Is this going to be a
headache? Will the tubing get  stuck after a few turns in? Was there a 
way to do this? I appreciate  to hear comments from anyone who has been down
this road before.  Thanks.

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