Re: Jeff Parisse's Safety Tips

Item Subject: Jeff Parisse's Safety Tips

I particularly like the "hand in pocket" tip.  
What about safety glasses?  How aobut an audible alert when mains are engages?
My .02
Adam Kojoian
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Subject: Jeff Parisse's Safety Tips
Author:  Non-HP-tesla (tesla-at-poodle.pupman-dot-com) at HP-Corvallis,shargw1
Date:    7/6/96 3:25 PM

>From JParisse-at-DDLabs-dot-comSat Jul  6 16:15:48 1996 
Date: Fri, 05 Jul 1996 23:42:55 -0700
From: "Jeff W. Parisse" <JParisse-at-DDLabs-dot-com> 
To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
Subject: Jeff Parisse's Safety Tips
I've followed these rules for over ten years and they've never let me down...
1. Buddy System - I NEVER coil alone. There is safety in numbers.
2. Remote Control - I use a remote control with a separate d.c. power supply to 
control two (hot 
& neutral) heavily over rated relays. Control voltage lines are run with 2 condu
ctor cable plus 
ground shield. A key switch and indicator serve as a safety and a momentary cont
act "on" switch 
acts as a "deadman".
3. Master Power - I never use master power. I UNPLUG the power unit. When plugge
d in, both the 
coil and the remote have bright red lamps indicating that the aforementioned rel
ays are in a 
power ready mode. Nobody gets near the coil when the red lights are on.
4. Containment - Rotary spark gaps are always fully enclosed and capacitors are 
always in vessels 
that contain and/or direct the effects of an explosive failure.
5. Discharge - To discharge caps I use an auto jumper cable connected to a metal
 spike fastened 
to the end of a five foot wooden pole.
6. Hand in Pocket - An old trick could save your life: Keep one arm behind your 
back when making 
primary adjustments.
7. Procedure - All clear, plug in, key switch on, coil on, 30 seconds or less, c
oil off, key 
switch off, plug out, all safe.
Jeff W. Parisse
Comments? Additions?