Original Poster: NickandSim-at-aol-dot-com 

To All,

          Do not ever use your house electrical ground for a tesla or the

water pipes.  You should drive a big metal steak as far as you can into moist

ground and use that as the ground.>>

Good advice for those with houses surrounded by dirt, but we city apartment
dwellers aren't so lucky.  At the moment, I'm using the steam pipe to the
apartment radiator; another friend a few blocks away has to use the cold water

David Hutchison