Newby (fwd)

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Date: Wed, 17 Dec 1997 11:02:21 -0700
From: Tom <tomg-at-avicom-dot-net>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Newby

Hello all.

I am new to this list an am awaiting parts on my first tesla coil.  I am
new to building them but not to their theory.  Anyhow, I was curious
about a couple of items.  When I build this, a friend has donated part
of his shop for me to experiment in.  I was wondering about saftey
factors regarding things like overhead lights, electrical conduit
ect...  If the conduit gets hit will it cause a problem (like fire)?  

Will the fields generated by the coil disturb the electrical in the
building (fluctuating lights, TV interference ect...)  If so, is there a
way to protect the circuits in the building from this?

What size secondary would give the best spark output for my powersource.
I have some ideas on this, but was curious as to what people with
practical experience thought on this matter.
The power source will be a 15kv 30mA neon and I haven't sat down and
figured out the rest yet.

Also, does anyone know where to get some HV wire and a used variac?

Any info will be much appriciated on these or any matter.