[Stoves] Re powering a TLUD

Steve Taylor steve at thetaylorfamily.org.uk
Sun Sep 2 14:25:25 PDT 2012

On 2 September 2012 20:56, <ajheggie at gmail.com> wrote:

> On Sun, 2 Sep 2012 15:11:12 +0100, Steve Taylor wrote:
> I agree about using commonly available metal and stainless 304 can be
> had in strips, I only see nichrome as wire, which would mean a point
> junction.

Think toaster "wire" - that's usually flat.

> It should make no difference to voltage but for current  it
> would be better to have strips welded into a linear joint wouldn't it?

Yes, but you need to keep a firm handle on the scale of these things: the
length of the whole junction set is likely to dominate the resistance.

> there also needs to be some  means of keeping the hot and cold parts
> thermally isolated apart from the conductors.
> Can a capacitor discharge weld two strips together?


> Can you remember the voltage you produced and what hot and cold
> temperatures?

I'm trying to find my notes !

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