Re: More Tuning/Debugging -- Success!
Tesla List wrote:
> >From ccurran-at-execpc-dot-comSun Sep 1 14:35:14 1996
> Date: Sat, 31 Aug 1996 21:15:09 -0500
> From: Chuck Curran <ccurran-at-execpc-dot-com>
> To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
> Subject: Re: More Tuning/Debugging -- Success!
> Hello All:
> Another Thanks to Bert, Richard, Dan and Ed for the advice on my coil
> problems. It's helped me to go another step forward on my Tesla
> education. I did succeed in getting things back together and also
> raised the primary 1/2". I ran the system Friday night and it really
> worked better than ever. Today I raised the primary to 1" above the
> original point and I was planning on running again. We had some friends
> over and now it's too late to set everything up. I will runs some tests
> Sunday night and post the results. The improvement was what "appear" to
> be much hotter, fatter sparks while drawing about 15 amps. The analog
> meters now seem to run accurately!
> Another item has been noticed. I have a 30 foot flexible power cord
> that runs into one of those dryer outlet type plug housings, which I
> mounted on the outside of my power box in order to plug the welder into
> it. It is wired so that when I plug in the welder, it is in series with
> one of the hot leads. I jury-rigged a connection from this plug housing
> by running out two number 16 leads to my stove elements for the
> resistive part of the setup. These two number 16 leads run out through
> the same opening that the incoming 240 VAC power line goes in. Arcing
> has occurred from that area, leaving a brown smokey mark on the 240 VAC
> power cord. Apparently the RFI filters aren't stopping enough RF as far
> as I can tell. I plan to rewire this setup before another run. I
> couldn't find a acceptasble plug and socket today, maybe tomorrow.
> Chuck Curran
You make me nervous my friend.