Tesla Ground (fwd)

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Date: Sun, 18 Jan 1998 17:58:41 -0700 (MST)
From: "Matt P." <ch038map-at-mode.lanl.k12.nm.us>
To: Tesla List <tesla-at-pupman-dot-com>
Subject: Tesla Ground

	Today I (attempted) to construct an RF ground for my tesla coil I
am building. Being the cheapskate that I am, I decided to use some scrap
aluminum conduit that was laying around. I found a piece about 6' long and
drove it  into the ground leaving about 6" sticking out of the ground to
connect to. My question is this: will this poorly built ground be good
enough for my coil? My coil is only about 3.25" and powered a tranny 
that is about 7Kv 30mA. I didn't know weather to connect the bottom turn
of the secondary to the primary like some people do, or try to construct
my own ground. Any comments, criticisms are appreciated.
			Matt P.