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Re: turnoid question

Original poster: "Paul B. Brodie" <pbbrodie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

The flexible aluminum dryer duct at Lowe's and Home Depot isn't as smooth as the tubing from McMaster but it is cheap, readily available, and works very well. It really all depends on your budget and time constraints. Also, take note of the pictures at Ralph's web site. Don't forget that you need something for the middle of the toroid. I did like Ralph and used pizza pans but another solution for smaller toroids is to use aluminum pie pans. I have successfully used them as well. I have made one of each type so far but haven't finished my coil to try them out. They look good though. Good luck.
Paul Brodie
Think Positive

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Sent: Tuesday, April 12, 2005 1:19 AM
Subject: RE: turnoid question

> Original poster: "Ralph Zekelman" <<mailto:gridleak@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>gridleak@xxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
> The best toroids are made by John Freau. They are kinda pricey
> but the results are worth the cost.
> I would forget the chicken wire. I think the finished surface
> will look like chicken pox. I have had good results using the Super-flex
> tubing available from McMaster-Carr. This is an accordion pleated tubing
> that can be stretched out from 2 to 15 feet without fear of tearing.
> Pictures of my toroids are available at
> <http://hot-streamer.com/temp/RalphsCoil>http://hot-streamer.com/temp/RalphsCoil
> Ralph Zekelman
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> Subject: turnoid question
> Original poster: John Krinks <<mailto:jk175400@xxxxxxxx>jk175400@xxxxxxxx>
> Hello all,
> I'm new to this list and I am a senior in civil engineering (formerly
> electrical engineering) at Ohio University. I have a bit of free time
> this
> quarter during the weekdays and decided to build my first tesla coil. I
> seem
> to be having a little trouble deciding on how to construct a turnoid. I
> realize that the better the turnoid, the longer the streamers - so I
> want to
> make this good, without spending too much cash. I was thinking of
> forming some
> chicken wire into a donut shape and then wraping that in aluminum foil.
> I
> would greatly appreciate any alternate suggestions or comments on that
> plan.
> John Krinks