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RE: How to splice secondary wires, was; Re: This Hobby's Expensive - Tosh! No,my go
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Original poster: "david baehr" <dfb25@xxxxxxxxxxx>
before soldering together , I slipped a short length of pvc insulation from
a similer sized wire on first, then after soldering, I could slip it over
the joint to cover it up.....
>From: "Tesla list" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
>Subject: How to splice secondary wires, was; Re: This Hobby's
Expensive - Tosh! No,my go
>Date: Sat, 16 Apr 2005 21:58:18 -0600
>Original poster: FutureT@xxxxxxx
>In a message dated 4/16/05 7:39:14 PM Eastern Daylight Time,
>> Is it possable (or advisable) to splice wire on a secondary? I
>>1 lb of 24 gauge wire on a spool and several deflection coils
>>old TV's of the same gauge. I am planning to wind a 4" coil approx.
>>long. I don't know how much wire this will take but am hoping to
>>enough wire out of what I have on hand without having to buy wire.
>>would be the best method?
>This can be done pretty easily. Just file one end of the wire to a
>wedge shape by filing only one side of the wire. Just make an
>angled flat point. Then do the same to the other piece of wire.
>Then apply solder to both wires on the flat sections where you
>filed the wire. Don't remove any insulation other than where you
>filed. Then place the wires together, heat with the soldering iron
>and let them nicely solder together. If done correctly there will
>be no bump where they're joined. Use scrap wires (perhaps
>thicker) to practice on. I've done it with wire as thin as 28awg
>but it gets tricky. Some lumpy/bumpiness of the joint won't affect
>the coil's operation anyway.
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