From: 	Kevin[SMTP:wawa-at-spectra-dot-net]
Reply To: 	wawa-at-spectra-dot-net
Sent: 	Monday, August 25, 1997 5:35 PM
To: 	Tesla List
Subject: 	results

With lots of help I finally got some results from my coil.  With a flat
primary and no toroid I get 7-8" sparks.  It was reccommended that i use
a 3x12 toroid, but all I have right now is a tube with a 1" diameter.  I
tried it and tuned the coil and the sparks were smaller, although I
could draw about 6-7" to a grounded cable.  Would a bigger toriod make
much of a difference?  I also tried a metal globe of about 9-10"
diameter and I couldn't get barely anything.  I'm using the salt water
glass bottle caps, but everytime I go to discharge them before adjusting
the coil, they don't spark or anything.  I don't get it.  Right now I
only have two metal cabinet handle ends facing eachother as a spark gap.
I am thinking of tring out the spark gap made with PVC with segments of
copper tube along the inside wall, that I found plans for on the net.
I'd love to hear any comments or suggestions.  Thanks.