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PostPosted: 24 Oct 2017, 15:36 
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Team,

I am having a hard time finding a good quality 20 gauge solid wire distributor
for my next tube amp project.
I find plenty of good quality stranded wire places but not solid.
Where do you get yours?
I do not need large quantities/spool.

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PostPosted: 24 Oct 2017, 16:59 
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Tubes and more dotcom. I use the 20ga cloth covered solid core wire as well as the stranded. That is where I get mine.

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PostPosted: 24 Oct 2017, 17:43 
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Ebay mostly for small quantities. Seller 'navships' has quality stuff at sensible prices (ptfe, silver plated)


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PostPosted: 24 Oct 2017, 19:05 
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Where ever I can find it for a decent price. Here's one on Amazon:

Remington Industries 20UL1007SLDKIT UL1007 20 AWG Gauge Solid Hook-Up Wire Kit, 300V, 0.0320" Diameter, 25' Length

You cold save some money by using 22AWG. 20 AWG really isn't required for the currents in most tube amps. Not even for filaments.

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PostPosted: 25 Oct 2017, 00:04 
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Alpha Wolf wrote:
Tubes and more dotcom. I use the 20ga cloth covered solid core wire as well as the stranded. That is where I get mine.


x2 this.

Best bang for the buck!

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PostPosted: 25 Oct 2017, 01:42 
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I have on occassions used solid enamelled Cu-wire. It may be tricky to remove the enamel, but a tip was to heat the end of the wire with small burner and dip the end in spirit.

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PostPosted: 25 Oct 2017, 01:58 
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Meh, being lazy I just use my 35-watt chisel tipped iron and solder right through the enamel :wine:

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PostPosted: 26 Oct 2017, 06:39 
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I just strip out Cat 5 solid core. Cheap and extremely good.

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PostPosted: 26 Oct 2017, 11:57 
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I think the insulation on that's only good for 50V though? :confused:

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PostPosted: 26 Oct 2017, 15:47 
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I have used it in a number of tube amps. I agree insulation resistances is low but it seems to work ok.

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