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    Many thanks Andy.
    Been swotting up on Copper, its properties, annealing, quenching etc, so although far from being an expert, I'll give it a shot.
    Cheers!

    On the subject of Copper bands....anyone have any idea where I might find Copper flat bar 13mm wide and between 8-10mm thick? spent a few hours pouring over websites, metal stockists, Busbar stockists, scrap yards, etc, to no avail. Closest I've got to 13mm is 12.7 (1/2") but I need it slightly wider to fill the under cut in the shell groove and of course turning on lathe to correct profile/size.
    Only option I seem to have at the moment is to buy a bar at 15mm wide and get it machined down but cost is a hindrance here....£99 plus VAT for a bar 14" long.

    I'm beginning to think Copper is the new Gold!
    Many thanks in advance chaps!
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    Quote Originally Posted by starshell View Post
    Many thanks Andy.
    Been swotting up on Copper, its properties, annealing, quenching etc, so although far from being an expert, I'll give it a shot.
    Cheers!

    On the subject of Copper bands....anyone have any idea where I might find Copper flat bar 13mm wide and between 8-10mm thick? spent a few hours pouring over websites, metal stockists, Busbar stockists, scrap yards, etc, to no avail. Closest I've got to 13mm is 12.7 (1/2") but I need it slightly wider to fill the under cut in the shell groove and of course turning on lathe to correct profile/size.
    Only option I seem to have at the moment is to buy a bar at 15mm wide and get it machined down but cost is a hindrance here....£99 plus VAT for a bar 14" long.

    I'm beginning to think Copper is the new Gold!
    Many thanks in advance chaps!
    I have a bit left over from doing my 18pdr its 25mm wide by 6.5mm thick and 35.5 long if interested give me a PM.
    Cheers
    Andy
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    Last edited by Andysarmoury; 2nd July 2022 at 04:35 PM.

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    Starshell

    City Electrical factors (CEF) sell lightning conductors they have 25mm x 6mm x 1m /upwards, worth enquiring if the do any thicker conductor sizes.

    cheers womble

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    Quote Originally Posted by womble View Post
    Starshell

    City Electrical factors (CEF) sell lightning conductors they have 25mm x 6mm x 1m /upwards, worth enquiring if the do any thicker conductor sizes.

    cheers womble
    Many thanks Womble, I'll give them a shout.
    Cheers!

 

 
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