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Re: [TCML] Primary Support Materials
I wouldn't suggest foamed PVC for two reasons. One, foamed PVC is more
likely to break down between turns than other plastics (due to the foamed
nature of the material). I know the first reason from experience.
Secondly, PVC has a nasty tendency to carbon track when it breaks down, so
in the event that you have a primary arc-over you will almost surely have to
replace the damaged support.
On Mon, Aug 23, 2010 at 00:55, Tesla <tesla@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:
> Try foamed PVC sheet sold as plaswood
> Cheap strong easy to work with , light too
> From: "Brandon Hendershot" <brandonhendershot@xxxxxxxxx>
> Sent: Monday, August 23, 2010 9:23 AM
> To: "Tesla Coil Mailing List" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
> Subject: [TCML] Primary Support Materials
> Hi Everyone,
>> I was intending to make my primary coil supports out of some scrap corian
>> counter-topping pieces, but it seems it would be cheaper to use different
>> material than to continue using this and buy glue and blades to keep working
>> with it.
>> Anyway, I'd like to know what all you guys/gals are using, and/or have
>> used to make your coil supports. Is plexiglass easy to work with? I know
>> wood shouldn't be used... Again, what do you suggest from experience?
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