[TCML] TC Application - Neighbors
nancylavoie at comcast.net
nancylavoie at comcast.net
Fri Jul 16 15:05:00 MDT 2010
Ha!You'd think you would have to only worry about the nearest neighbors!A couple of years back I was chewed out by a neighbor who lived at least 700 feet down the road from me and its not as though I live in a development or anything.I live in a wooded section of Cow Hampshire and this guys house isn't even visible from the backyard.This wasn't a high powered coil either (piggy backed 12/30 NSTs).Funny thing is that he frequently used to drop by and say hello whenever he saw us in the yard but that night he was terrified of setting foot on the property and did his yelling from the street.Let's face it we're definitely a rare breed and most people just assume we're up to no good.Sound proofing the spark gap could save a lot of headaches for those living in tight quarters. Wyatt
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From: Brandon Garretson <garretsontech at gmail.com>
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Date: Fri, 16 Jul 2010 09:26:17
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Subject: Re: [TCML] TC Application - Neighbors
This should probably be in a new thread but heres my two cents.
My 12/60 powered SRSG coil puts out 104dB measured from 15'.
Your only concern should be those immediately adjacent to you.
Unless your neighbors have their windows open or you live in an old folks
community, it would not likely be disruptive to anyones indoor activities.
Certainly not as disruptive as those idiots who let their dogs bark
If they are outside or you see them before you run it, let them know you're
about to perform an experiment, they may want to witness it first hand and
will very likely appreciate it regardless of the noise.
My situation is great, with the amount of fireworks my neighbors shoot off,
they cant say boo about my coiling.
On Fri, Jul 16, 2010 at 8:14 AM, Miles Mauldin <teslamiles at att.net> wrote:
> I need a few pointers from the experienced home coilers. What is the proper
> etiquette for introducing a TC to neighbors? I’m not a late night person
> that’s not going to be an issue. I hope to have a first light of my coil
> weekend and fear I may have to move outside to run at full power and I have
> idea how loud my coil will be.
> 4 * 12kV / 30mA NSTs Paralleled
> Richard Quick 5 electrode spark gap (total gap of .14”) w/300 CFM blower
> 60nF Tank
> 4.5x20” secondary
> Double toroid (3x12” & 4x18”)
> Computed coupling coefficient of 1.44 K at reported by JavaTC
> Thanks for any advise.
> Miles M (the other Miles in Atlanta)
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