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Can i use a cardboard tube instead of a pvc one? Answered

I am going to make a van degraff generator will it work if i use a cardboard tube thank you daniel :)

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Best Answer 9 years ago

Not very effectively, cardboard will always absorb water, and be too conductive for decent performance from your VdG

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orksecurity
orksecurity

Answer 9 years ago

+1.

PVC plumbing is fairly cheap, especially if you can get an "offcut" (left-over length) from someone else's purchase.

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Daniel Deacon
Daniel Deacon

9 years ago

Thanks i guess ill go to B&Q to get some PVC then :)

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steveastrouk
steveastrouk

Answer 9 years ago

You'd be as well ringing some of the local plumbers up and asking if you can nick an offcut. Where are you in the UK ? We may even have some bits at work you can have.

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kevinhannan
kevinhannan

Answer 9 years ago

Steveastrouk,

you're in the UK? Can I send you a pm?