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Re: Name My TC

Original poster: "Paul B. Brodie" <pbbrodie@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Are you still planning to try and run that coil with a multi-layered secondary??!! I think you have gotten really good advice from several people on the list that this will NOT work. I am actually concerned for your safety. Please do not attempt to run your coil until you rewind the secondary coil with one layer of wire. You also mentioned grounding your coil to your home wiring ground. This IMHO, is a disaster waiting to happen. I personally know of at least 2 people that made this error and toasted their PC's, which were plugged in while running their coils. In both instances the power supply was fried. Spend $8 at Lowe's and buy an eight foot steel grounding rod and drive it in the ground and run your ground to it. Lowe's also has a copper clad ground rod but for $6 more, I doubt if it is worth the difference. One other thing is that you ought to strongly consider adding at least a small toroid on top of the secondary in place of your doorknob. Please accept this advice in the manner it is intended, which is to help, not criticize. I wish you well and good luck. I hope you manage a very successful coil.
Paul Brodie
Think Positive

----- Original Message ----- From: "Tesla list" <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Thursday, April 07, 2005 7:26 PM
Subject: Name My TC

Original poster: "Steven Steele" <sbsteele@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

I am trying to come up with a name for my TC and I'd like ya'll's help. I was thinking maybe Knobby, because of the doorknob. Or maybe Skitzo, because it's multi layered. Or Cover Girl or Guy, because I used nail ploish to secure the secondary. Be creative! :)
Here's some pics if you caven't already seen it: http://www.angelfire.com/weird2/customsteele/pics/

Steven Steele