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Re: [TCML] Mid sized Tesla Coil - Done

 K-Mart and Big Lots also occasionally carry different sizes 
 of pans for those who have ethical problems with Hobby Lobby.

Matt D
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From: wt5y <wt5y@xxxxxxxxx>
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Sent: Mon, Mar 23, 2015 4:25 pm
Subject: Re: [TCML] Mid sized Tesla Coil - Done

If you have a hobby lobby in your area they sell an assortment of pie pans in
different sizes.

John Cooper

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From: Timothy Gilmore
Date:03/22/2015  16:02  (GMT-06:00) 
To: Tesla Coil Mailing
List <tesla@xxxxxxxxxx> 
Subject: Re: [TCML] Mid sized Tesla Coil - Done

Thanks Jon!

I've been putting many hours in every day trying to get it ready
for the
showing next Friday. When you say make the toroid topload bigger,
assuming you mean use larger ducting like 8" or larger if I can find
(instead of the 6" I have now). It was hard to find the right size
section and was lucky to find 13" foil pizza trays (as the 4"
torroid toploads use more easily found 9" pie tins). I also used
wrapped cardboard inside for more strength but it wants to shift around
much unless kept tight. Is it more important to have a larger middle
to the torroid topload or the ducting size (i.e. 6", 8", 12")? It
might be
easier to locate a more ridged larger middle section and wrap the
6"+ ducting
around that,

Also wrapping it all in aluminum tape would keep it more uniform
and flat
(less crinkle like), I also found that adding a large spike nail to the
of the torroid middle section (wedge in) would direct more sparks out
end of it. So making it more uniform (or bigger) will allow for less
sized sparks and will discharge sparks that are thicker and


On Sun, Mar 22, 2015 at 1:40 PM, Jon Danniken
<danniken@xxxxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> Wow that looks great, you got that together
> A couple suggestions would be to work on your topload to eliminate
> multiple streamers (assuming you don't like multiple streamers), so that
you end up with one larger streamer.   Part of the issue can be caused
> by the
lack of a uniform surface across the topload, providing multiple
> breakout
points, or the cause could be too small of a topload.  You
> could try cleaning
up the topload you have to see if things improve, and
> if not, build a larger
topload, taking care to keep it uniform (aluminum
> tape can come in handy for
the seams).
> When you get the topload sorted out, you can work on coupling,
> raising the primary (or lowering the secondary), gradually, until you
start getting racing sparks.  When that happens, back it off a bit and
> you
will be as tight as you can be.
> Again, good job on this one!
> Jon

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