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>Secondary Coil:
>The size of the secondary is based upon the size of my torroid.
>According to the TESLAC program, I need 1800 - 4000 watts to drive
>this properly. This program assumes that I use a helix that is
>8" - 12" in diameter.  According to the TCBA article written by
>Richard Hull, that diameter is too big.  My thoughts are that I should
>use a 6" diameter form that is 15" in length.  Does this sound okay?
>Also, I have heard that gray PVC pipe is reasonable for a coil form...?

PVC is lossy and not recommended.

---> What material should I use and where can it be obtained?

>Main Transformer:
>12KV -at- .12A is approximately 1440 Watts.  According to the TESLAC
>program this is not enough power for the secondary and torroid.  The
>transformer is sunk in oil.  I think I can push the power rating of the
>transformer to at least double for Tesla Coil operation.  If I capacitively
>load the transformer to double it's rating, will this work? Or will the
>transformer core saturate and not give better performance?
Is the transformer self-limiting?  If not, you can probably coax at least
another 20-40% out of it.

---> No, the transformer is not self limiting.

>.025uf CAP:
>This is a DC cap.  Will this work okay in this type of a system?  Also,
>The reactance of the cap should load the 12KV transformer to around .1A
>at 60 cycles, if I do not add additional capacity will this amount of
>power drive the secondary system as stated above?
It will drive it just fine.
What is the dielectric material of the cap?  If this is a typical oil type
capacitor or one used for power factor correction, it is ill suited for Tesla
coil use and may even EXPLODE!	Capacitors should be of polypropylene or
polyethylene dielectric.  Mylar is OK in a pinch.

---> I am not sure what the dielectric is.  It is in a rectangular metal
case with a huge ceramic insulator coming out of the top center.

Thanks a lot for your comments Mark!