[TCML] Puff The Magic Dragon
hweiss at new.rr.com
Sat Mar 24 11:18:47 MST 2012
Yup! And that's why I tacked up chicken wire around the gas pipe in the
basement and grounded to a cold water pipe before I started running coils.
No reason for "Burning Down the House"!
> 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..
> 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...
> I have a bunch of other vid's on youtube along with runs from WWT if
> 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,
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