Re: Spark gap question - lurk apology (fwd)

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Date: Tue, 13 Jan 1998 07:51:15 -0800 (PST)
From: baumann-at-proton.llumc.edu
To: tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
Subject: Re: Spark gap question - lurk apology

On 11 Jan, Tesla List wrote:
> From: 	Bert Pool[SMTP:bertpool-at-ticnet-dot-com]
> Sent: 	Sunday, January 11, 1998 7:40 PM
> To: 	Tesla List
> Subject: 	Re: Spark gap question - lurk apology
> Stainless steel has very poor heat conductivity, and the one person I
> know who has tried s.s. said his gap fouled quickly.  Brass also tens to
> foul.  Copper works better than anything  else I've tried.  I recommend
> at least 2 inch diameter pipe, 2.5 inch is superb.
> Bert Pool
But for those of us that have a *explitive* of a time finding something
larger than 1" (mostly because I work on a shoestring budget), be
assured that it works just fine. I am pumping 720W
through a RQ style gap made with 1" pipe. You may want to consider
increasing the length of the segments to assist in quenching. 

Michael Baumann  Optivus Technology Inc.|Loma Linda University Medical Center
San Bernardino, California. (909)799-8308 |Internet: baumann-at-llumc.edu