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Re: Golka Photos
Original poster: Terry Fritz <teslalist@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>
At 07:03 PM 4/4/2005, you wrote:
In the new photos Mike posted, the picture labeled "Inside Building View
Coil At Climax Mine Leadville Co.jpg" appears to show the coil built on
top of a raised floor, maybe as much as 2 feet off the ground. Someone had
mentioned that the coil may have suffered from some parasitic losses due
to being on the ground.
2 feet my seem like a lot to "us", but for a 51 foot diameter primary that
is real close. If you scale 51 feet to two feet, then 2 feet becomes 1/2
inch off the ground!! I think Tesla's original coil was on a sandstone
ledge that might have been a darn good insulating platform. Very possible
wet ground in LeadVille sucking up the primary power was the cause of the
poor performance reported.
BTW - I see Bob even made the tower!!!