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Re: A new SRSG and Learning to Make Toroids
Original poster: "by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-qwest-dot-net>" <Esondrmn-at-aol-dot-com>
In a message dated 5/29/02 10:14:10 PM Pacific Daylight Time, tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
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> Pics 13-14 show two views of my 4.5 x 24 inch coil. This secondary is 1/2 of
> my 48-inch
> bipolar. The secondary is 24 inches of # 28. Power input is 15kv -at- 150 mA for
> watts. The new toroid throws white hot sparks up to the overhead conduit only
> 33 inches away, but it will also throw a 3-4 footer horizontally from a
> breakout point. These longer
> sparks then turn upward for the remaining 33 inches to the overhead conduit.
> These are the kind of sparks that have already wiped out the ignition module
> from my furnace. They also blew the mind of the upstairs programmable
> thermostat. Not good.
> Pic 15 is something completely different.
> Happy day,
> Ralph Zekelman
I had a similar problem with running my coil in the basement. The arcs would
strike the overhead cold water pipes and start the dishwasher. Fortunately, I
did not destroy anything. I finally installed some bare copper wire along the
ceiling just under the water pipe and tied it to the main RF ground. No more