Re: longer sparks (fwd)

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Date: Wed, 13 Oct 1999 09:01:52 +1200
From: Malcolm Watts <malcolm.watts-at-wnp.ac.nz>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Re: longer sparks (fwd)

Hi Bob,
             What kind of gap are you using with this setup?  The 
reason I ask is that I've noticed over time that lower voltage high 
current supplies work quite well with simpler gap systems as long as 
the primary cap is quite large.


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> Date: Mon, 11 Oct 1999 02:06:19 +0000
> From: yubba-at-clara-dot-net
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: longer sparks
> Hi All,
>  I have just tried ganging two 9kv 50 ma neons together. The 
> results are quite spectacular. I am now getting hot white 30"/34"
> sparks to a grounded rod. This is about the limit I can go to in my
> garage. I noticed that the bolts holding the cement roofing panels to
> the wooden beams were arcing as well as lots of other things. If I put
> some ally sheeting on the roof and walls and ground it will this stop
> the arcing to the bolts. I am getting more  worried about the fire
> risk with this extra power. I am also concerned about induced rf
> currents going though the brick wall to the carpentry shop next door.
> I am sure I would not be popular if my nieghbor got a shock while
> using his bandsaw. I have plenty of old printers plates to do this
> with. Anybody had the same problem?
> cheers 
> bob golding