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Re: Terry's DRSSTC

Original poster: Terry Fritz <teslalist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Hi Paul,

I got some of that heating rated aluminum duct tape stuff. Just heavy aluminum foil with a nice rubber adhesive... Then I dug into the stock at Home Depot for a nice piece of 4 inch by eight foot "dryer duct" tubing...

I just fiddled and taped the ends together with a connecting piece of the tape and smoothed it down. You have to get a maximum of the adhesive surface worked into the corrugations. I used paper towels to push it in...

Then you turn the messed up joint to the back while taking the pictures :o)))) But for FOIA act purposes, here it is in full view...


Best not to stress the duct too much... Form the ends free, and get them to line up naturally... Then just a little tape holds them all in place...



At 08:18 PM 3/24/2005, you wrote:
Thanks for your prompt response. How do you join the ends of your toroid? I put two slits down the sides of one end and compressed it just enough to slide about one inch of it inside the other end. I then took aluminum duct tape and sealed this joint as smoothly as I could. Someone else told me to "sew" the ends together with small gauge copper wire but this looks like it would be incredibly difficult to line up and keep in line while sewing, especially if attempted alone by some sucker who is legally blind! {:-) Any advice is welcome. Anyone else care to tell how they connect the ends of their toroids?
Paul Brodie