Re: ignitron tubes


         Thanks for the input on the hi-powered systems,i have found that if i run the rotary & 
statics in low pressure nitrogen(just like nitrogen filled relays)that it to preserves the 
contact surfaces and reduces the "flaming" effect,reduces the internal temperatures of the 
enclosure,anyone interested in using nitrogen gases for there gaps can run down to the nearest 
commercial gas company/welding etc. alot of companies use nitrogen gas in there fork-lift tires,i 
usually get myself an inner tube(wheel barrel size) and have them fill it-making sure that they 
have a regulator on the bottle- i hate explosions? The highest that i've run my coil up to is 
18,000watts,the power company just loves me.In a few months i'll be replacing the 12kva pole pig 
with a 30kva.Richard do you still have your "Nemesis" coil?.Also what do you do with old retired 
t.coils donate them to museums or bury them at sea?
                                                         many thanks Bill