Grounding. Oh joy.

1. I have heard that it can be a good idea to epoxy a flat piece of copper 
to the base of a secondary to serve as a ground terminal. Would a piece of 
aluminum tape work also?

2. I have heard that I can use something vaguely like chicken wire called RF 
Grounding Strap to ground the secondary. Where do I get this? THe local 
hardware store? Home Depot? Or the ends of the Earth?

3. I have heard that I should not ground the secondary to a water pipe. Why? 
I'd like to know, because I don't feel like diging a six-foot-hole when 
there is an iron well in the backyard that goes a whole lot deeper than six 

4. I have heard of coils "failing" when they are not properly grounded. Is 
this failing as in "not doing anything," or as in "blowing up beyond all 
hope of repair and forcing me to wind another three pounds of magnet wire on 
another ten dollar PVC pipe?"

Thanks for advice.

-Yuri Markov
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