Date: Thu Feb 1 16:35:51 2007

Author: Sam Sampere

Subject: Re: nichrome heating element

That's cool, Dick!


-----Original Message-----
From: [] On
Behalf Of Richard Berg
Sent: Thursday, February 01, 2007 4:27 PM
Cc: Paul Nord
Subject: Re: [tap-l] nichrome heating element

Use a 1000 Watt bulb at full tilt:


On Wed, 31 Jan 2007, Paul Nord wrote:

> How about a 500W light bulb run very dim?
> On Jan 31, 2007, at 11:16 AM, Douglas Johnson wrote:
>> Yes, that is what I use it for. But I did find one design better...
>> someone out there used just a single ribbon of nichrome about a inch
>> long(with a Variac) to do the same thing. I think that would be
easier to
>> focus. ....Doug J.
>>> Found this on line:
>>> but have not contacted the company.
>>> Would it be enough power to light the match?
>>> Don Mathieson
>>> Tulsa Community College

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