Re: TC on tour
Run a large wire in the basement window and attach to a water pipe if
possible --- be absolutely sure it's not the gas pipe or you might not have
a boss or job the next day.
Be sure to take along a few extra burned out flourescent lights for
everyone to wave around in wonder. Don't worry about the ladies jewelery
--- they'll be dead by morning anyway.
Seriously, have fun. For safety, you can everyone do a "10. 9, 8, . . .
live countdown" like a NASA launch prior to each operational burst ---
participation is always good and then everyone will know when the rain will
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> Subject: TC on tour
> Date: Thursday, December 03, 1998 4:54 PM
> Original Poster: Aric_C_Rothman-at-email.whirlpool-dot-com (Aric C Rothman)
> My boss is hosting a year-end bash at his house and he has asked me
> bring my TC for a little high-voltage fun. The power supply for the
> coil with have a key lock-out and a "severely wounded but hopefully
> not dead"-man switch.
> Besides bringing along a grounding rod and extension cord, what
> preparations should I make for this event. I plan to operate the
> in his backyard, which has a featureless area at least 16 x 16 ft.
> Regarding the grounding of the coil. Might a counterpoise
> of pieces of Al foil laid edge to edge be a suitable substitute for
> I plan to ask guests about any health problems prior to starting the
> coil, especially whether or not any use a pacemaker. Are there any
> particular health questions I should ask? Are there concerns with