* Carbons Sent to: mmccarty-at-dnaco-dot-net

Quoting mmccarty-at-dnaco-dot-net: 

 MM> I came up with two 9kv .030 amp neon xformers and two 12kv   
 MM> 1.5kva PTs (don't ask)... I bought a length of 6" HDPE from  
 MM> the local plumbing supply...  wound 25" of 22 AWG on it and  
 MM> put about a quart a polyurethane on top.  Looks nice but I   
 MM> think if I ever wind another I'll use figerglass resin or    
 MM> epoxy paint...

Use the epoxy paint over the polyester resin. I agree with you on
the problems of polyurethane sealer applications, but it has
generally been more available and less expensive than a high
quality two-part epoxy paint. Both types of sealers perform well
when properly applied.

 MM> I've got two tanks built for poly/alum/oil caps <and> I've   
 MM> got pipe and copper cut for a couple of static cylinder      
 MM> gaps. All in all I'm moving right along as I can find        
 MM> materials. Now, another question. What size toroid should I  
 MM> start with on this secondary?

I would tell you to start out with no less than a one foot
diameter by 3 inch cross section toriod for low power tuning and
testing of the new system. A 20 inch by 5 inch toriod will work
well with your neons. You will want to increase this
substantially to peak this coil out.

Richard Quick

... If all else fails... Throw another megavolt across it!
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