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Re: Spark gap metals

Original poster: Karl Lindheimer <karl@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Hi Malcolm, All...

Please cut Steven a little slack. He is only 16 years old, and is very enthusiastic about building a Tesla coil for his project. After a rather hasty start (and bad advice from his teacher,) and despite a lot of advice from the list, he met with NO_VA. HOWEVER, he seems very resilient, and I am confident that he will bounce back, and complete his project as planned. By the way, every coilers' successes or failures act to build this list up as a very valuable experimental aid. I think we can thank Steven for some of the most active volume of postings and responses in quite some time for this list.


On Apr 10, 2005, at 10:30 PM, Tesla list wrote:

Trust me, I may be new at this, but I can tell you that fan cooled heat
 sinks or at least copper pipe(the longer the better) will do just as
 good, if not better, than tungsten rods.

Steven Steele


        A word of advice: before you go telling others what's good
and bad it would be as well for you to know what you are talking

A number of people have suggested you go
and read information from various sources. With respect to Tesla
Coils, this list's archives contain an enormous amount of information
on every aspect of coiling and you would do well to start right there.