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RE: Garage door opener vs. Tesla coil

Original poster: "sy" <youngs@xxxxxxxxx>

Shove the antenna inside the opener box, except for a little bit to grab and
pull it out again when you are done making streamers.  Disconnect the remote
pushbutton.  Unplug the power cord and wrap the cord in foil connected to
the opener box.  I have generated seven foot streamers in my garage & the
opener survived.
--Steve Y.

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Sent: Tuesday, January 16, 2007 7:14 PM
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Subject: Garage door opener vs. Tesla coil

Original poster: otmaskin5@xxxxxxx

I looks like my coil murdered my garage door opener. While running
the coil in the garage, the garage door  opened on it's own & then
died. I now have to open & close the door manually. I was careful to
position the coil far enough away so that no arcs could strike the
opener or anything connected to it, and it still seems to have
succumed to the coils effects somehow.

My question is, other than unplugging the opener, are there any
preventative measures I can take to protect the garage door
motor/receiver? Or is there just no safe way to run the coil indoors?
I imagine the repairs won't be cheap so I'd like to avoid a
repeat.  Thx for any advice.  Dennis Hopkinton MA