Re: Primary tubing

Tesla List wrote:
> >From DELCOKEVIN-at-aol-dot-comWed Aug 21 21:16:37 1996
> Date: Wed, 21 Aug 1996 09:16:12 -0400
> From: DELCOKEVIN-at-aol-dot-com
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: Primary tubing
> Hi All,
> I was pondering on the building of my new primary coil that is being made out
> of 1" dia soft copper tubing. I thought I could save space by flattening the
> tubing first, possibly using 2 rollers and a crank of some sort.
> Does anyone see a problem with this idea, before I flatten my Cu investment?
> Kevin M. Conkey

Not a good idea. Flattening it will work-harden the copper and make it
more difficult to coil, the width will change from 1 to 1 1/2 inches and
affect the turn spacing, and if it were my coil, I would silver plate
it, polish it, and admire it in all its glory. Sounds like a wonderful
project. Be sure to post pictures when it is finished.

Storey Clamp
San Antonio, Texas