Re: Question - RQ spark gap - arcs at pipe ends?? (fwd)

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Date: Sun, 3 May 1998 20:58:06 -0700
From: Bill Noble <william_b_noble-at-email.msn-dot-com>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Re: Question - RQ spark gap  - arcs at pipe ends??

I made a smal RQ style gap using half inch pipe spaced at .020, and the arcs
do not concentrate at the edges - my theory is that the arc may start at an
edge, but there is enough current that the edge alone can't handle it, so
you get multiple arcs along the length of each pipe segment - one arc repels
the next, so they space out a bit.
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From: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Date: Sunday, May 03, 1998 8:11 PM
Subject: Question - RQ spark gap plans (fwd)

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>Date: Sun, 3 May 1998 20:11:18 -0600
>From: terryf-at-verinet-dot-com
>To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
>Subject: Question - RQ spark gap plans (fwd)
>        Many people have found that the RQ spark gap is better in their
>systems.  Preliminary testing I have done suggests the opposite.  However,
>now have a theory as to why these gaps may give much better secondary
>(this may lead to even better designs).  I would like to build and RQ style
>gap to test my theory out.  I have built similar gaps but they would not
>show the proper effects I seek.
>        I do have one concern.  As I understand the gap, there are many
>copper pipe sections side by side.  I would think that the higher electric
>field intensity at the ends of the pipes would cause the arcs to occur only
>at the ends of the pipe sections instead if near the centers where we would
>like.  Is this true and if not why not?
>        Terry
>        or
>At 03:36 PM 5/3/98 -0600, you wrote:
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>>Date: Sun, 3 May 1998 15:27:55 -0600 (MDT)
>>From: Chip Atkinson <chip-at-pupman-dot-com>
>>To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
>>Subject: RQ spark gap plans
>>Greetings all,
>>Here is the text to the RQ (Richard Quick) spark gap plans.   You can
>>download bot the text and a gif image to accompany the text from
>BIG snip
>> Chip Atkinson
>> http://www.pupman-dot-com
>> --- If I can't fix it, I can fix it so it can't be fixed --