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Re: NST SGFP & safety gap

Original poster: "Andrew Robinson by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <Tesla7-at-msn-dot-com>

Yes, attach it to your RF ground. You can get an 8ft ground rod from Home D.
Then rent a hammer.
Drew Robinson 
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: Tesla list 
> Sent: Tuesday, May 21, 2002 1:48 PM 
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com 
> Subject: NST SGFP & safety gap 
> Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>"
> <MrViper82-at-aol-dot-com>
> Hey All,
> This morning I visited a sign shop and got a used 15/60 nst for $15.  On the 
> case it has a label reading "TO RESET SGFP TURN POWER OFF FOR 1 SEC. AND THEN
> ON."  What exactly does this mean and will it be a problem in a TC system 
> (for some reason I have a feeling it will be).
> Also, I am starting to make my safety gaps for my nst's.  I've read a lot of 
> different things about this so I just want to make sure I do it right.  Each 
> HV leg goes to a bolt of some sort with the sec. mid-point ground in the 
> middle, right.  Now, the gaps for each side of the secondary need to be 
> adjusted just beyond breakdown with NOTHING connected, right.  What do I 
> ground the mid-point grounds to.  This is the part I'm not sure about. Do you
> connect it the the RF earth ground (same ground as the bottom of the 
> secondary coil) because I'm sure you don't connect it the the house ground.
> If I'm wrong about something, please let me know.  I greatly appreciate 
> everyone's help. 
> Lance