Last night I tried tapping the inside primary coil at 2 turns and the outside
at 14 turns. I still have an intense corona. I am having 4 1.0" thick 8.0"
dia plastic discs made today and will try raising the secondary this weekend.
I changed back to the original configuration and ran the coil for about four
periods of 2 minutes each. I had a guy over that does commercial video
shooting some film. This should be interesting. I had several intense hits
on an overhead copper water pipe in the basement. Somehow this started my
dishwasher which ended up getting in an error mode that I could not reset.
Turning it's power on and off fixed it. This is the first time I have
screwed up something in the house. I am rapidly running out of room in my
I still have the toroid mounted 9.0" above the secondary. I did get one nice
hot discharge again from the top of the secondary to the botttom. I had
previously wrapped a two inch strip of polyethylene around the top of the
coil to prevent this but with this much power it did not stop it.
I will try raising the secondary 4.0" before any more testing. I am still
not sure how high the toroid should be mounted. When I do get the secondary
up, am I likely to experience shorting between the ground lug on the bottom
over to the adjacent turns of the primary? They will be only a couple of
inches apart. Currently the ground lug is mounted down through the secondary
base and is actually under and in from turn one on the primary.