I'm very sorry, but I have just a few more concerns to discuss. I have finally found a place that has #10 solid copper wire available (I had to drive two and a half hours in order to find it) However, the wire itself is rather thick and difficult to bend. The stiffness of the wire seems like it would be very uncomfortable to wear around your waist. Is it supposed to be like this, or should it have been thinner? Will the stiffness of the wire cause him any additional discomfort while lying down for bed, or placing his weight upon it while he's lying on his stomache?
The other concern I have is with the dielectric. The site recommended the smallest size of automobile vaccuum hose. However, the wire doesn't seem to fit inside the dielectric. It's too thick and the hose's opening is much too small.
I'm very sorry to keep coming to you with problems, yet I really would like this to work for my son. The pain seems to get worse constantly. He can barely move around, and I'm just at my wit's end trying to find some way to help him to deal with the pain. I just want to make sure that I do everything correctly concerning the copper coil.