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Re: Talking about SW bucket caps...

Original poster: "Christopher Boden by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <chrisboden-at-hotmail-dot-com>

>Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" 
>Hey folks,
>Dan again, ...getting closer...

You always will be, but with a coil, you never really finish it. There's 
always something to improve on or tinker with....that's the idea :)

>Question: Would it be any advantage in a SW bucket cap to have a 12" diam.
>metal disk at the bottom under the bottles to connect one of the electrodes

No idea, give it a shot :)

>Also would it be advantagiouis to wrap the bottles in metal THEN place them
>on the metal disk that covers the bottom of the bucket?

Most likely not, the water IS the plate. And the water will have 
signifigantly better contact with the glass than the foil ever would (Unless 
you had the bottle electroplated/powder coated, painted with metallic paint, 
etc). Wrapping the bottle with metal never struck me as the way to go. The 
main reason to do it is as an alternitive to the water-bath system. The 
downside is that if the bottle breaks, you have a mess. With the bucket 
system, it's not a problem. And in time you WILL break a bottle.

>Currently the design states that one of the leads just hangs in the bucket.
>It seems to me it would be a better capacitor if the lead instead of
>hanging in the bucket, actually connected to the metal disk underneath all
>the wrapped bottles.
>I'm sure Chris (our cap guru) will have something to say about this. I
>don't mean to mess with a tried and true design, I'm just curious.

The idea behind everything the Group does is that nothing is permanant, all 
designs can be improved on, feel free to tinker, plagerize and outright 
steal our ideas....where do you think WE got them?

>Ft. Lauderdale

Christopher "Duck" Boden Geek#1
President / C.E.O. / Alpha Geek
The Geek Group
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