Re: Ready for First Smoke Test
Tesla List wrote:
> >From ccurran-at-execpc-dot-comFri Jul 26 11:42:38 1996
> Date: Thu, 25 Jul 1996 21:37:41 -0500
> From: Chuck Curran <ccurran-at-execpc-dot-com>
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: Ready for First Smoke Test
> Hello Group:
> I enjoyed reading Richard Hull's comments
> about his wife's "contact" with Tesla sparks. After I put my new
> grounding system in, which is two eight foot rods six feet apart with 6"
> wide aluminum sheet connecting them, I quickly showed my wife since the
> connection point is one rod sticking up next to a land scaping log by
> our drive. While I was up north at my brothers cabin last week she cut
> the lawn and the grounding rod too! Amazing what a Bolens 16 H.P. mower
> with a 48" deck can do to a ground rod and the blade sharpness.
> Actually little damage to either, but it did take some effort to
> straighten out the rod.
> Chuck Curran
OOOPS! I have opened a few grounds that way too until I burried the
cable to the lab from the rods and surrounded the rod tops with 8" PVC
schedule 80 pipe sticking up 10" out of the ground!
Richard Hull, TCBOR