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Re: Questions on Coil performance

Original poster: "Andy Cobaugh by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <kb3ewy-at-rcn-dot-com>

I am using a RQ style gap with gap spacing at about 1/8" per gap.  At the
time, I had 5 total gaps for a total gap spacing of about 1/2".  Yesterday I
rebuilt the base of the coil and mounted the transformer and safety gap, and
upon removal of the main gap I noticed that the outer two gaps were not gaps
at all.  The one had bits of metal between it, I guess from erosion of the
pipes, and the other gap was touching.  I guess it got worse as time went
on, and I forgot to plug in the blower for one of the runs so I'm sure that
didn't help.
Here is the spark gap, it is the second one down the page:

Andy, KB3EWY