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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.
Paul Brodie
Think Positive

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!!!