From: 	Kevin[SMTP:wawa-at-spectra-dot-net]
Reply To: 	wawa-at-spectra-dot-net
Sent: 	Saturday, July 26, 1997 2:45 PM
To: 	Tesla List
Subject: 	capacitors

Well, I know HV caps are not cheap, but is it worth it to try and make
my own out of bottles, oil, saline, etc.?  What is the reliability of
these and how do I measure what their max voltage and capacitance is?

I went to the electronics store today, and a guy there told me about HV
caps in black and white tvs from the 50's.  He said they're around
20-30KV.  Would it be possible to find those in a tv of a more recent