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Tesla Coil Secondary Winding Question?

Just curious, I'm working on a Tesla coil and I've run out of wire 1/2 way down the secondary coil. Does anyone think I could just continue winding with another spool of wire and solder the 2 ends together? 
Thanks!

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steveastrouk (author)2010-11-07

If your soldering is very neat and smooth, just possibly.

frollard (author)steveastrouk2010-11-07

Agreed -- a lot of people suggest the TINIEST bit of solder will wreck the resonance of the coil - which it very well may - It's worth trying but don't be sad if it craps sooner than you hoped.