From:  Thomas McGahee [SMTP:tom_mcgahee-at-sigmais-dot-com]
Sent:  Thursday, June 18, 1998 12:48 PM
To:  Tesla List
Subject:  Re: oil...

Thicker viscosity has higher breakdown voltage, but lower viscosity is
better for bubble removal. It's a coin-toss on this one.

Hope this helps,
Fr. Tom McGahee

> From:  Kevin Wahila [SMTP:kevinw-at-stny.lrun-dot-com]
> Sent:  Wednesday, June 17, 1998 9:00 AM
> To:  tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject:  oil...
> i have been searching for oil for a good 3 months now and i have finally
> found some!  yesterday i called 10 places, each of them referring me to
> someone else.  Well, one of the places will sell me mineral oil in 5 gallon
> buckets for $29.75.  There are two different versions, Thuban 90 and Thuban
> 140, they have different viscosities.  Does this type of oil ring a bell
> for anyone?  I don't want to end up buying something i can't use.  I also
> asked him about transformer oil and they only come in 55 gallon drums,
> which is a bit more than i can afford right now.  Well, any info that you
> guys have would be great, thanks!  Once i get my mineral oil, my tesla coil
> will begin it's final stages......very exciting....
> thanks
> Kevin