spark gaps

From:  Keith Maddox [SMTP:kmaddox-at-burgoyne-dot-com]
Sent:  Monday, May 11, 1998 9:05 PM
To:  Tesla List
Subject:  Re: spark gaps

Tesla List wrote:

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> From:  Mazzilli Vladimiro [SMTP:mazvla-at-iol.it]
> Sent:  Sunday, May 10, 1998 7:12 AM
> To:  tesla list
> Subject:  spark gaps
> Hi All,
> My question is, if someone has tried to use automotive sparking plug
> (several in series) to make primary spark gap for a conventional low
> power tc?
> greetings
> Vladi

You'd probably get marginal results at best and it's quite a bit easier
to construct one using a couple of bolts and some angle iron.  The
problem as I see it is that the electrodes in spark plugs a tiny and
aren't designed to extinguish quickly (I think).  If you decide to try
it, let us know how it works.

Just my opinion