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Re: PVC Pipe - Plastic Wrap Coating

Original poster: Karl Lindheimer <karl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Hi Terry,

Your plastic stretch wrap is a novel idea, but what about aesthetics?
Do you do presentations with the wrap on, or do you have a nice shiny poly-coated secondary ready for those. Also, I noticed that you terminated the upper winding of your secondary with a bolt and then a larger gauge wire for attachment to the toroid. Does this arrangement promote corona, or secondary breakout? I have had coils (probably badly tuned or overpowered) where breakout has occurred just about where your bolt is.


On Mar 12, 2005, at 5:45 PM, Tesla list wrote:

Original poster: Terry Fritz <teslalist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Hi Dave,

I don't "paint" my coils anymore either ;-) I do wind them "tight" so minor temp/humidity variations do not cause the windings to go loose and fall. But for protection, I wrap them good with shipping stretch wrap. All office supply stores have it. It is like Saran wrap but heavier. It protect the coil from physical damage very well and if it arcs up or gets damaged, you can easily pull it off and replace it!!
Here is my new little DRSSTC coil.