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Also, use as beefy of copper wire as you can for connecting. Heck, strip the case off 12 gage house wire if you can. Delta Hat and I have sen a few where telephone wire was as hot as the nichrome-- abd, bad, bad! Use the biggest batteries as you can, and use new alkalines for competition. if D's are allowed, use D's, and NOT AA's or AAA's. NiCr draws a lot of current.
And please be careful. I've seen a few pretty painful burns over the years.
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