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RE: tungsten carbide magnetic?

Original poster: "Lau, Gary" <gary.lau@xxxxxx>

I'm not sure welding rods are the best choice for what you propose.
Since they will be arcing along the long edge, erosion will be minimal.
And since the rods are so small, air cooling will be poor.  Regular
copper pipe will be last a long time and have much better cooling.  For
adjusting the gap width, there's no easy and sound way to adjust the
individual spacing, although I have seen several creative attempts.
Most folks just adjust the number of gaps.

Regards, Gary Lau

> Original poster: Lee Kohlman <lwkksw@xxxxxxxxx>
> I am designing a static spark gap using 1/8" tungsten welding rods
> thoriated but to be used outside).  I have access to phenolic
fiberglass to
> support them.  I have a total of 10 rods that I would like to lay
> and still have some way to adjust gap length.  Of course I would love
> build a SRSG but that's too involved for now.  Any suggestions?
> Thanks,
> Lee K.