Re: Hurray, I destroyed my homemade cap! But beware wax!
From: Thomas McGahee[SMTP:tom_mcgahee-at-sigmais-dot-com]
Sent: Tuesday, December 02, 1997 11:57 AM
To: Tesla List
Subject: Re: Hurray, I destroyed my homemade cap! But beware wax!
> From: Paul Anderson[SMTP:madhobbyist-at-geeky1.ebtech-dot-net]
> Sent: Sunday, November 30, 1997 12:58 PM
> To: Tesla List
> Cc: 'Tesla List'
> Subject: Re: Hurray, I destroyed my homemade cap! But beware wax!
> On Sun, 30 Nov 1997, Tesla List wrote:
> > I am in full support of eliminating that nasty mineral oil! In an
> > experiment before the wax, I was using oil to insulate the coil.
> Why not use roofing tar or that tar you can get for driveway repair to
> fill the cap? Seems to me it should work as good as oil and not have the
> trouble of leaking. TTYL!
> Paul Anderson
> Hacker, Mad Scientist, Machinist, Publisher, and Author
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The problem with things like tar and epoxy are that they have a high
dissipation factor. The dielectric then heats up and causes problems.
Tar may also carbon track and become partially conductive after
a spark has occured.
Fr. Tom McGahee