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>I thought the Tesla Video Primer did just this! I forget, do you have
>this tape? Safety and construction of a persons first tesla coil is
>the key to this tapes effort. If you could clarify what might be
>needed a bit more, I could consider creating just such a tape.
>Richard Hull, TCBOR
I'm glad this thread is now evolving into a very valuable and
constructive thread on safety.
Yes, I do have your Tesla Video Primer. It's excellent and I highly
recommended it. I have incorporated all of your recommendations. My
idea would be to take it a few steps further beyond the basics. In
your videos and RQ's video, shots of your control panels abound. There
seem to be multiple breakers, controls and safety devices. I'm curious
about the way you safely sequence up your devices. A whole video could
be made on just your control panel.
Also, in you videos and RQ's, I have never seen a specific safety
barrier or device around a capacitor or rotary gap. Nor, have I heard
you mention them before. Do you use them? After my recent experience
and your graphic discription of ". . .They are a literally an energy
bomb! . . . or can explode with the violence of a grenade. . .", maybe
they are a welcome addition. My impression is that prior to this
episode no one used them, but most are using barriers now.
Your experience on safe cabling and safe hook up and connections would
Perhaps others on this list would also contribute suggestions to you
for a safety video.