Re: Spark Gap/Primary Arrangment Question

From: 	Felix[SMTP:73374.1547-at-CompuServe.COM]
Sent: 	Sunday, August 24, 1997 7:41 PM
To: 	tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
Subject: 	Re: Spark Gap/Primary Arrangment Question

Re primary tapping and arcing, I get vinyl tubing (which is available
in various diameters in plumbing supply places), slit it lengthwise
and press it over the copper tubing of the primary. When I'm tuning,
I can get an arc through the slit or even the vinyl, but I never see
turn-to-turn arcs. When I find the right place to tap, I shut off the
coil, make sure the main capacitor is discharged, then shove the tapping
wire or a crocodile slip through the slit in the vinyl.