Re: 60 Gaps at 4 mil Data (fwd)

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Date: Sat, 11 Jul 1998 13:15:12 -0500 (CDT)
From: Larry Bud Melman <gasman-at-althea.a-line-dot-net>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Re: 60 Gaps at 4 mil Data (fwd)

> 	I was finally able to get my 60 gap, by 4 mil spacing, spark gap put
> together.  It's quenching was better than my 7 mil gap but not by any great
> amount.  My old gap (7 mil) gave good quenching with a coupling of 0.1242.
> The 4 mil gap goes to 0.1475.  With breakout, it will go to 0.1753 for a
> first notch quench.  So it is better, but not by any giant degree.  The is a
> picture of the 4 mil spark gap at:
> www.peakpeak-dot-com/~terryf/tesla/gap.jpg
> It has 60, 2 inch long, 1/2 inch copper pipe sections epoxied to an oak base
> in two rows.  I used 4.0 mil paper strips to space the sections while the
> epoxy cured.  I simply placed a section of pipe across the two rows to

	Well...what sort of coil were you using this gap on??  I'd be
curious how well it worked for a high-power coil.  (Might save me from
building a RSG....  :-)