Re: Primary Supports
I have used the drilling approach, and to be honest I wouldn't try it again,
certainly not for a coil above table-top size. Threading tube through
dozens of holes is probably the most frustrating job I have ever done when
building a coilAnother method if you want a flat primary is to drill holes
either side of the tubing, through the base, and use cable-ties.
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From: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Sent: Thursday, May 04, 2000 7:33 PM
Subject: Re: Primary Supports
> Original Poster: "Paul Mathus" <pmathus-at-learningco-dot-com>
> Since the tubing comes precoiled and will work-harden if you mess
> it too much, it's usually considered easier to snap the tubing into
> slots than to try and thread it through holes.
> However, if that's the look you're going for, i'm sure it can be
> pulled off, i think people have done it before. You could also saw
> through the middle of the holes, lay in the tubing, then screw the
> half of the support back on, clamping the tubing down. This is
> another popular approach.
> hope that helps,
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> Subject: Primary Supports
> Author: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com> at INTERNET
> Date: 5/4/00 8:02 AM
> Original Poster: "Bryan Miller" <ftbll-at-MailAndNews-dot-com>
> Hello Everyone,
> I am in the stage of setting up my primary. I want to use 2" PVC for
> supports because I have some extra that needs to be used up. I have seen
> people who have cut notches in the PVC, but not really anyone who has
> holes for the copper tubing. I was wondering if there would be any
> with this other than making it harder to build? Thanks for the help!!
> Bryan Miller