Zinc for ROP in UK?

shower

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Where can I get hold on the zinc that I need for a homemade Ring Of Power in the UK?

Can't find it anywhere?! >:(

Online or offline shops are fine, I just need to find some! ;)
 

trigger

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Guys over at 🙈 are using US 1 cent coins. They are copper coated zinc after 1983 (I think). Anybody you know who has been to the states probably has a few somewhere
 

ivan

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try a boat yard ... zinc is used for anti corrosion anodes

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I'm from the UK and bought mine from Supra (who i would recommend) but i had to go to B+Q for some stuff for a bibhanger and they have an obscene amount of weird shit in there man, check it out, they definitely do plumbing type copper-tubing things (sorry if i got technical on you there!)
 

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trigger said:
Guys over at 🙈 are using US 1 cent coins. They are copper coated zinc after 1983 (I think). Anybody you know who has been to the states probably has a few somewhere
A while back hobby came up with the idea to make the device out of penies, a great concept, although flawed. It is cheap to make and very ingenious invention. But it will give you minimal to no effects. The reason why? Current. With the size and little mass that the pennies posses, it has no current atll, while it will produce the same voltage as the Rods will, the the current is not there. See, the volts matter in the ring, but the current is what matters more, it what makes the volts travel better. And if there is more current there is more results. Pennies just cannot make enough current to really do if anything at all.

I talked to my dad who has his EE and ME Masters Degree. He said it was a great concept, but it will not produce any current. The 2" rods are what make a lot of current, and that is what you need for it to work. The pennies will only make a little current and results will take much longer to happen, plus the meathod of making the ring is far more complicated that just using all the same sizes for the rods and latex, everything 3/8".
 

REDZULU2003

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find the zinc and copper guys, in the rec % and your fine.
 

shower

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REDZULU2003 said:
find the zinc and copper guys, in the rec % and your fine.
I don't understand ?:(
 

shower

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Supra, so how much would a ROP shipped to the UK be?
 
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I'm not Supra but when he did it for me it was $65 in total and a very smooth transaction.
 

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Shower , I meant find the Zinc % and copper % thats SAFE for the human body, and make sure theres no Aluminium in it .... than go out and buy the stuff, make ya own ring if thats what ya want....otherwise buy one of Supra.
 
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