Re: Big tc article

At 12:25 AM 8/3/96 -0600, you wrote:
>>From bmcpeak-at-gte-dot-netFri Aug  2 22:56:17 1996
>Date: Fri, 2 Aug 1996 04:21:28 -0500
>From: Brad McPeak <bmcpeak-at-gte-dot-net>
>To: Tesla List <tesla-at-poodle.pupman-dot-com>
>Subject: Big tc article
        I would like to re-submit this post. I have built several coils and
I have read several books on coil construction,and I have several of the
TCBOR video tapes. I am aware of what the basic problems are with this coil
and what parts I will change, (shorten secondary and change gap and
torroid).My question is can any one suggest how I could build it with a
plate cap used dry so as to make it "look" somewhat like the original.
Thanks for all of the replies.


>Hello All,
>        I have a reprint of an article that appeared in the July 1964
>        Popular Electronics, called Big
>TC. I am sure someone is familiar with this article.I can post the
>particulars to anyone interested.  The coil uses a plate glass Cap. I
>would like to build this using modern materials and theory, but keep the
>old style flavor. My question is about the cap, could it be built with
>rigid plastic dielectric and be used dry without melting or failing? I
>intend to power it with a 9000- 60ma transformer. could polyethylene be
>used with the glass to decrease disapation? Or how would Epoxy PC boards
>work. I have built several small coils to date but could use some help
>with this.
>        One more question for the group. I am going to build a ground
>        system as I have read about in
>the postings here. I would like to put the rods under a wooden deck to
>keep them out of the way.  The deck has a 3/4 inch Natural gas line under
>it would this be a danger to the line or the deck?  (sure don't need to
>blow up my house!!!) My bigest coil now uses 4- 12000- 30 ma transformers.
>Any help would be appreciated.
>Brad McPeak