RQ Gap (fwd)

From: 	Kevin Wahila[SMTP:wawa-at-spectra-dot-net]
Sent: 	Tuesday, January 20, 1998 4:08 PM
To: 	Tesla List
Subject: 	Re: RQ Gap (fwd)

>From: 	Esondrmn[SMTP:Esondrmn-at-aol-dot-com]
>Sent: 	Monday, January 19, 1998 3:44 PM
>To: 	tesla-at-pupman-dot-com
>Subject: 	Re: RQ Gap (fwd)
>In a message dated 98-01-18 00:05:06 EST, you write:
>I also built two of these gaps about two years ago.  I use one on each of my
>coils.  They probably have several hours of run time on them and I have never
>needed to clean them.  I can see a bluish discoloration up and down the
>of the pipes at their closest point (at the gaps) but have never seen any
>buildup of oxide or other material.  

that really surprises me.  when i take them out i sand away a black
coating.   it just bohters me that i have to start the variac at higher
output levels before sparks will jup the gaps.  they are certainly getting