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Re: new coil

Original poster: "Gerald  Reynolds" <gerryreynolds@xxxxxxxxxxxxx>

Hi Andrew,

Just had another thought about your hot primary. If the coil is out of tune, all of the power is dissapated in the primary circuit (caps, wire, and sparkgap).

Gerry R.

In a message dated 1/21/05 3:09:07 PM Pacific Standard Time, tesla@xxxxxxxxxx writes:

Well i tested my new coil and i wasnt all that impressed but hey if it
worked everytime then there wold be no fun in it.....it would only put out
about 2 inch sparks to a tin foil ball hooked directly to the ground on the
coil... Then i was starting to get some decents sparks while adjusting it
and i noticed a small glowing spot and then about 10 appeared all over the
primary coil.......melted the insulation in spots....my dads theory is to
much power for the coil. were going out in a little while to go buy some
parts to reconstruct the primary.......any suggestions on the best
primary.....ive seen flat pankacke like ones or a strait up one or even a
funnel shaped one and also what is the best wire or copper tube to use.