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Re: Cylinder Static Spark Gap

Original poster: "Jonathan Peakall" <jpeakall@xxxxxxxxxxxx>


I never got a gap like that to work very well. I like Gary Lau's sucker gap.
Here is a link to a page with my version of a sucker gap.



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Sent: Thursday, August 17, 2006 10:04 AM
Subject: Cylinder Static Spark Gap

> Original poster: "Glen McGowan" <glen.mcgowan@xxxxxxxxx>
> Trying to build a Cylinder Spark Gap out of a 6" piece of PVC (it's
> actually a coupler not an actual piece of pipe). Currently using 1" x
> 4" (ish) OD Copper pipe. Between 6 and 8 electrodes. There must be an
> easy way to layout and drill the holes. I've tried to use exact
> measurements but I didn't get the results I was looking for (which
> means I can't figure out the measurements). I've resorted to trial
> and error which I'm not particularly impressed with. This stink'n
> thing is making me cross eyed.  I'm almost to the point of unplugging
> the dremel and beating it against the garage floor. Figured I'd drop
> the list a line and see if some of the veterans could show me some tricks.