Re: alternative static spark gaps

At 06:09 04/11/99 -0700, you wrote:
>Original Poster: Bryan St <warp27-at-juno-dot-com> 
>Now that I have eliminated commercial flash tubes from my TC timemiser
>list, what about making your own pressurized spark gap.  I will bet that
>there are better gases than air for spark gaps, perhaps something with a
>low ionization potential.  And what about using lower pressure or higher
>pressure. Or even a auto spark gap adjust by changing the pressure, and
>therefore breakdown voltage so you don't have to fiddle with the gaps.
 Hi bryan,
	There is plenty of stuff about this subject in the list archives from
about March/April this year I think. <www.pupman-dot-com> I think the consensus
is copper pipe gaps work,are  simple to build,cheap,easy to clean and
replace,but don't let that stop you experimenting.
bob golding