Warthog coil pictures
From: Bert Pool [SMTP:bertpool-at-ticnet-dot-com]
Sent: Monday, June 15, 1998 6:02 AM
To: Tesla List
Subject: Re: Warthog coil pictures
> From: Chuck Curran [SMTP:ccurran-at-execpc-dot-com]
> Sent: Sunday, June 14, 1998 7:15 AM
> To: Tesla List
> Subject: Re: Warthog coil pictures
> Hi Bert:
> Nice shots of the Warthog coil in action. I wish I had an area like
> garage or what ever it is to do set-up and testing, as shown in your
The Hog is being setup and run in our newest TCBFW member's Tesla Barn.
I'd like to say a special thank you to Phil Rembold for letting us setup in his big
> I did notice one item that is a technique that we both must
> employ, possibly. The 2-3" diameter lengths of PVC tube laying on the
> floor---do these carry the 120 VAC lines and even the HV from the pig to
> help reduce strikes? I've done this with pretty good success too.
The power to the rotary motor is laying inside a metal pipe which is grounded -
protects the motor and diodes from strikes. the 14.4 kv is inside a pvc pipe -
Bill lays a metal strip across it to act as a strike guard.
> all the ceiling lights are on all the time! I'm getting closer and closer
> with my 23" secondary. It's wound and ready to go. Now I'm working on
> the primary and support structure. Hope to finish by 7/15/98
A 23 inch diameter coil should really blast out. Chuck, what gauge wire did you
wind it with?
> >From: Bert Pool [SMTP:bertpool-at-ticnet-dot-com]
> >Sent: Saturday, June 13, 1998 12:39 PM
> >To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> >Subject: Warthog coil pictures
> >For those who are interested, I have just posted a few pictures of the
> >Tesla coil on my Webpage. These show the new 6 foot toroid (22 inch
> >cross section) and some 12 foot sparks. Wild Bill is going to move this
> >in the next few days and see whether we can push the sparks out to 15
> >be posting more pics soon.
> >Bert Pool