Re: longer sparks (fwd)

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Date: Tue, 12 Oct 1999 16:25:25 -0500
From: Bunnykiller <bigfoo39-at-idt-dot-net>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Re: longer sparks (fwd)

Like lightning ......   it seeks the closest ground and path of least
resistance. by encasing the room with a metallic "shielding " material
that is well grounded you create what is known as a Faraday Shield. this
will reduce or even stop the excessive voltages from being worrysome. 

Scot D 

Tesla List wrote:
> Original Poster: Tesla List <mod1-at-pupman-dot-com>
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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