Re: Secondary wire & insulation

Subject:    Re: Secondary wire & insulation
      Date: Wed, 04 Jun 1997 11:24:44 -0500
      From: rickh-at-ghg-dot-net (Rick Holland)
        To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
References: 1

Tesla List wrote:
> Subject:  Secondary wire & insulation
>   Date:   Mon, 2 Jun 1997 17:48:58 +0500
>   From:   "Alfred A. Skrocki" <alfred.skrocki-at-cybernetworking-dot-com>
>     To:   Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
> On Fri, 30 May 1997 20:41:09 -0500 Rick Holland
> <rickh-at-ghg-dot-net> wrote;
> > Be careful here. You can also get bare copper wire (with no coating at
> > all) from hardware and hobby stores. This wire has many uses, but would
> > be extremely difficult to use in Tesla applications.
>    Begging to differ here, most small commercial induction coils were
> wound with bare wire and many a tesla coil have too, you just have to
> space the wire and that is easily accomplished by making a loop of
> thread the same thickness as the wire you are using and put a 1/4 to
> 1/2 oz. fishing sinker on the loop and wind the coil with the loop
> between turns it will keep the spaceing.

I stand corrected. I am familiar with this type of winding, and have the
book you mentioned, but had not thought of using a fishing sinker to
maintain tension in the string. Perhaps that's why it was so difficult
for me.

     Rick Holland

     The Answer is 42.