Re: The forever ongoing upgrade

Tesla List wrote:
> Original Poster: Sebrf-at-aol-dot-com
> Hi all:
>         Since our revamped Tesla coil is up and running, it's going back to
> the high school for more demo's.  My son's science teacher is becoming a fan.
>         While the coil is out of the house, I'm going to build a new
> secondary.  I have some 4" PVC pipe and 1/2 pound of 22 gage wire.  What I
> can't decide is weather to build a 16" or a 20" coil.  And do I have enough
> wire for the task?  Any comments would be appreciated.
> Rich Sebzda
> Your friendly neighborhood catscan repairman.


Unfortunately, 1/2 pound of #22 AWG will only be enough to make a
winding a little over 6" long if you use schedule 40 PVC. You'll need at
least 1.75 pounds (buy 2 pounds) of wire to wind a 20" long winding,
which is the length I'd recommend). A 16" coil would be too short.

-- Bert --