RE: Damage to the Secondary

I have a new 6"x28" secondary, where one turn was slightly loose and
ever-so-slightly higher than the rest of the turns.  I noticed that when the
coupling is just marginally too high, that raised turn is where racing
sparks want to start.

Gary Lau
Waltham, MA USA

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		Sent:	Sunday, October 31, 1999 8:10 AM
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		Subject:	Damage to the Secondary

		Original Poster: "Spud" <spud-at-wf-dot-net> 

			I wound a 4"x22" secondary the other day with 26
gauge wire, and started
		coating it with polyurenane.  At some time during this long
process, the
		form fell over and screwed up a big chunk of wire.  (It
landed on a sharp
		car-jack edge.)  None of the wire was severed or anything,
but it was
		pushed up and squished. About a half an inch of wire was
ruined about in
		the middle of the secondary.  Now after I threw a fit, I
went and wound
		another one.  Since I have access to a mechanical lathe that
		automates the process, I can wind an entire 4x22" coil in
under 10 minutes.
		:)  (That oughtta' get some envy from fellow coilers who
have to do it with
		a crank jig or even by hand. :)   So anyway,  my question
was,  just out of
		curiosity, what would happen exactly if I purposely used the
damaged coil
		in my Tesla coil system?