Re: ribbon vs. tubing

Tesla List wrote:
> >From chip-at-poodle.pupman-dot-com Sun Dec  1 22:30:23 1996
> Date: Sun, 1 Dec 1996 22:02:12 -0700 (MST)
> From: Chip Atkinson <chip-at-poodle.pupman-dot-com>
> To: Tesla List <tesla-at-poodle.pupman-dot-com>
> Subject: ribbon vs. tubing
> Greetings,
> I have started making my next coil.  It will be a 6" model, certainly
> bigger than my garage :-)
> I have been thinking about the primary and had a question.  I realized
> that the flashing that I use for capacitors comes in 4 or 6 inch widths.
> It is significantly cheaper than copper tubing, and I was wondering if I
> used ribbon of this flashing that had the same surface area as a tube of
> the proper diameter (say 1/2") if it would have the same current carrying
> capabilities and would work as well.
> I'm up for the experiment if no one knows, but I'd hate to just waste the
> money if someone has tried it before.
> Chip
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 I have used 4 " Al flashing to great advantage in my first really big 
coil back in 1989.  Ask John Plyler if you could borrow tapes 1-3 of the 
reports to see the system in action.  Tesla recommended banded primaries 
as superior to all other types!!!

Richard Hull, TCBOR