Re: Primary Q

In reply to Ed Sonderman:

> I also want to shorten all the interconnect lengths by physically 
> raising the capacitor and gaps as high up as possible.  Will I 
> encounter inferference problems with the primary if I have these 
> components mounted too close underneath?

Well, I have my primary cap and spark gap mounted as close to the 
primary as I can get them (less than two feet of connecting pipe).
However, they are to the side, not below. I think that if the 
capacitor is small relative to the primary coil, what you propose 
should be OK. I would expect the capacitor to have more effect on
the secondary than the primary. Also, is there a possibility of 
flashovers through the top plate?