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RE: [TCML] Puff The Magic Dragon

I haven't had a fire (yet) but I keep a charged CO2 fire extinguisher handy.Jim Zimmerschied
 > Date: Fri, 23 Mar 2012 22:37:13 -0700
> From: bartb@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
> To: tesla@xxxxxxxxxx
> Subject: [TCML] Puff The Magic Dragon
> Hi TCML dudes,
> Hey, I don't post much on TCML these days as I've been learning DRSSTC 
> and just back to having fun with coils. However, tonight while running a 
> coil, I happened to set the rafters in my garage on fire and caught some 
> video of it. Thought I'd share. Look quick, I didn't spend a lot of time 
> video'ing (panic set in).
> The coil is the DRSSTC I ran at the Western Winter Teslathon this year 
> in Arizona. This vid is from WWT..
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=z0yEKU2V-s4
> It's low power still (but a bit too much for garage running obviously). 
> I purchased Phil Slawinski's new controller that has so many options 
> (midi, twin midi's, simple freq/PW mode, an ARSG emulator, Burst mode, 
> Multi-coil, Twin-coil, midi input form pc, or midi from on-controller SD 
> card, ramp modes, etc...) this controller has it all.. In any case, I am 
> new to it and simply having fun with it and my DR coil, so I'm just 
> making vids of runs... and I got carried away tonight.
> Of all the songs to start a fire "PUFF THE MAGIC DRAGON".... Karma? This 
> is the fire video...
> http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQl_TPhL7p4&feature=youtu.be 
> <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hQl_TPhL7p4&feature=youtu.be>
> I have a bunch of other vid's on youtube along with runs from WWT if 
> interested..
> http://www.youtube.com/user/lightningfool?feature=mhee
> BTW, how did I put out the fire?. Oh, a wine glass full of water and a 
> ladder of course (after I ensured the DR voltage was extinguished). Time 
> to put that spare chicken wire role to good use and not let this "stuff" 
> happen again.. Anyway, point is, fires can happen and do. It's not a bad 
> idea to prevent fires with your Tesla Coils.... foil, chicken wire on 
> stuff, whatever works for you.. So easy to get relaxed with this stuff, 
> until crap happens.. then it's a different story.
> Take care,
> Bart
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