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[Source] Uncoated Copper Wire


#1

Any ideas where one can find fine UNCOATED copper wire… for
weaving etc. Everything has a coating on it that is difficult to
remove. THanks in advance.

Joan


#2

http://www.Hein.Vera@INnet.Be

you can use wire for making electric engine.


#3
   Any ideas where one can find fine UNCOATED copper wire...
for weaving etc. Everything has a coating on it that is
difficult to remove. THanks in advance. Joan

Joan, Try SWEST. http://www.swestinc.com I use it for plating
purposes.No coating…Works great


#4
 Any ideas where one can find fine UNCOATED copper wire... for
weaving etc. Everything has a coating on it that is difficult
to remove.

If you mean a plastic coating on wire usually found in Hardware
stores, suggest you check other sections of the hardware store.
Plumbing supplies offers various gauges of copper wire without
any plastic coatings. Along with hardware stores, copper wire
can be ordered through Rio Grande or Indian Jewelers supply.


#5

Any ideas where one can find fine UNCOATED copper wire… for
weaving etc. Everything has a coating on it that is difficult to
remove. THanks in advance.

Joan If you have an electric motor shop in your town, they will
have great quantities of shellaced copper wire that yo could get
used or new. To get rid of the coating (shellac) just heat it to
burn off the material and at the same time aneal the wire for
your weaving. If you don’t have a motor shop, go to a large
hardware (or better yet an large electrical supplies house) and
ask them what they have that you could buy. I bet that either of
these sources would be MUCH cheaper than any jewelry supplier,
might be free from the motor shop if you can use old windings
from dead motors.

hope this helps.

John and Cynthia/MidLife Crisis Enterprises
Maiden Metals/C. T. Designs/ Bloomin’ Wax Works. etc.

PO Bx 44, Philo
CA 95466
Ph 707-895-2635 FAX 707-895-9332

There is no limit to what you can achieve,
if you don’t mind who gets the credit.


#6
To get rid of the coating (shellac) just heat it to burn off
the material and at the same time aneal the wire for your
weaving.  If you don't have a motor shop, go to a large
hardware (or better yet an large electrical supplies house)
and ask them what they have that you could buy.  I bet that
either of these sources would be MUCH cheaper than any jewelry
supplier, might be free from the motor shop if you can use old
windings from dead motors. 

Be careful when using old wire from dead motors. The wire can be
burned and it will smell TERRIBLE. This wire has a coating as
well, becasue it is magnet wire, used in motors and transformers.
If it wasn’t coated, you would have one mass of shorted wire
instead of seperate turns in the coil. I use magnet wire on a
daily basis in making transformers. We remove the insulation by
scraping it off the leads. If you burn it off, it may stink to
high heaven. You don’t really want to breathe too much of it in,
either.

Penny


#7

Be careful when using old wire from dead motors. The wire can be
burned and it will smell TERRIBLE. This wire has a coating as
well, becasue it is magnet wire, used in motors and transformers.
If it wasn’t coated, you would have one mass of shorted wire
instead of seperate turns in the coil. I use magnet wire on a
daily basis in making transformers. We remove the insulation by
scraping it off the leads. If you burn it off, it may stink to
high heaven. You don’t really want to breathe too much of it in,
either.

Penny Tis true 'bout the smell, but as far as I am told by the
motor winding shop in town, most of the coating is shellac (tree
sap) smelly yes but not terribly toxic. However, I wouldn’t go
deep breath the smoke!!! The motor shop burns the windings
from dead motors before selling it to the scrap dealers. The
owner also makes the most beautiful “trees” from this "used"
wire. This heating also aneals the wire so it is really soft.

John and Cynthia/MidLife Crisis Enterprises
Maiden Metals/C. T. Designs/ Bloomin’ Wax Works. etc.

PO Bx 44, Philo
CA 95466
Ph 707-895-2635 FAX 707-895-9332

There is no limit to what you can achieve,
if you don’t mind who gets the credit.