primary style

From:  Michael Tucknott [SMTP:Michael.Tucknott-at-virgin-dot-net]
Sent:  Saturday, May 02, 1998 6:25 PM
To:  Tesla List
Subject:  primary style

Hi all

First off, thanks to Gary Weaver for your post last week(re primary
I've built a 30 deg 12 turn primary from 1/4 copper pipe.  It tunes very
well at 4 or 5 turns depending on the top load, toroid or sphere.
The sphere gave the best results, 9"-11" discharge.  The Toroid gave
8"-10" with a small screw stuck on the outside but still no breakout
when the screw is removed.
I built another bank of salt water bottle caps on monday and tried the
banks out monday night.  WOW - I now get discharge with the toroid only
(about 8") but the sphere is now an animal with multiple 14"-16"

sorry to hear about your coil.
But I do like the idea of using your neighbours kids as a strike rail

Mike Tucknott (In the UK)