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What was used Before K&T Wire?


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Old 07-28-2019, 09:48:03 PM
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Ok Keith, To prove I am a complete nut, I will share my newest project idea.

Remember those Jenga blocks game sets? They happen to be of the right size for insulator blocks.

I recently ran across ceramic tubing from a UK supplier. http://www.precision-ceramics.co.uk/...th-ends-tubes/

I'm thinking about drilling two holes through the Jenga blocks and inserting ceramic tubes to hold bare soft iron wire for a DC circuit to power up a light bulb. My other choice would be bare copper wire. But, the soft annealed iron wire has that vintage look to it. I just need to find something like boot laces, but treated with tar or something to insulate the wires as they pass into a J box or fixture. V would be 12v DC.

See, I said I was a mad scientist!

Robert
Those ceramic tubes are different than the K&T I have seen. One end of the ones I have seen (I kept 1) have a tapered bulb- looks sort of like a penis with an oversize hole.
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Those ceramic tubes are different than the K&T I have seen. One end of the ones I have seen (I kept 1) have a tapered bulb- looks sort of like a penis with an oversize hole.
Hmm, I thought I deleted that message? I guess someone was in the mist of responding.

I wasn't thinking about duplicating K&T, But rather bare iron wires running through the ceramic tubes. Not really based on anything from the real world. Just something really old and vintage looking for my own amusement. Actually something similar was featured on an episode "Escape from Experiment Island" A show on TLC about 20 years ago.

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