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Re: Metal traces in PVC pipe?
Original poster: Jim Lux <jimlux@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>
At 08:02 AM 7/2/2006, Tesla list wrote:
Original poster: "Mike" <mike.marcum@xxxxxxxxxxxx>
Glad that nowadays I just use clear acrylic tube. Usually it gets
scrapped if there's inpurities in it, especially if it's optical
grade. Not sure if there's "electrical grade" pvc pipe other than
the grey conduit, but that only goes to 3" diameter I think.
Electrical grade PVC is available in huge sizes. But I wouldn't think
that this guarantees that it doesn't have particles in it. Non
metallic raceway (e.g. plastic conduit) is there for mechanical
protection of the wire, not as insulation.
This IS a fascinating discovery, though. It might explain some
interesting things: why some PVC gets hot in a microwave, for instance.