rolled PE AL caps.... (fwd)

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Date: Sat, 11 Jul 1998 09:23:11 -0400
From: Kevin Wahila <kevinw-at-stny.lrun-dot-com>
To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
Subject: rolled PE AL caps....

hi all, i sent this message out twice weeks ago and i haven't gotten any
replies yet, i would greatly appreciate it if anyone had any suggestions
for me.  thanks.......kevin

Before i roll my capacitors, i have a couestion or two.  I am going to use
Al sheets which are 95" long by 14" wide which will be seperated by 5
sheets of 6mil Pe (total 30mil).

1. should i put some sort of dowel or pvc in it as i roll to help get it
started...if so, how big of diameter.  

2.  will this be able to fit in a 4" diameter pvc?  i really want to stay
away from 6" because the price for endcaps is $12 a piece as compared to $1
a piece for the 4".

3. i plan to connect strips of Al as the two terminals and do this with a
nut and bolt..what size would be good to use?

4.  i want to put some extra PE over the palces where the bolts go through,
can i just use some tape to keep it in place as i roll it and then just
leave it ther for the life (hopefully very long) of my capacitors?

this is a bunch of questions, but i want things to turn out right the first
time...i appreciate everyone's help!

kevin wahila