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Re: [TCML] climbing sparks

Well you might try some silicone seal, or some high voltage paste but in my 
experience it just got worse. I turned out to be not climbing sparks but bits of 
metal in the shedule 40 pvc. I filed them out and put thin tape of it and wound 
it back up. Course one of the most frustrating things to happen aside from neon 
sign transformer failure which used to happen to me over and over.

I cured the failures, I'd open up the thing and it had cracks in the tar, I 
poured melted wax inside and that filled any cracks and also made it less 
resistant to failure after warming it enough to melt the tar and wax together.

From: Dan Casaregola <ag2z@xxxxxxxxxxx>
To: tesla Coil Mailing List <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx>
Sent: Fri, August 20, 2010 10:58:29 AM
Subject: [TCML] climbing sparks

Just when I thought my coil was working well, I discovered climbing sparks on 
the back side of it!  I never ran it more than 20-30 seconds at a time, but I 
notice about 5 tiny burn marks about mid-way up.  Is there an accept method of 
repairing the problem?  The winding is still intact, but there may be a shorted 
turn.  Thanks / Dan
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