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Re: multigap

Original poster: "Metlicka Marc by way of Terry Fritz <twftesla-at-uswest-dot-net>" <mystuffs-at-orwell-dot-net>

hi chuck,
in looking at you gap i would say to keep an eye out for little flakes
of bluish metal under the tubes. this will be the "muck" from the tubes.
i think that with the tubes placed as you did, as an arc point corrodes
the arc will move over to an area that is "cleaner". as this happens the
point that is corroded will cool and then the flake will fall off. i
think you may have designed a self cleaning gap of copper. 
the only downside i can see is that as the arc moves over, with the two
curvatures at right angles to each other, the arc length may change
slightly. this may not be a problem at all because as on gap is
lengthened, the others may shorten causing an equilibrium of sorts.
it is an interesting design that when thought of, offers interesting
good work,

> >The tubes were very luke warm after 2 minutes on continuos
> >use.  No muck build up yet after several days of play although there
> is some
> >discolouring due to the localised heat. Have a look at
> >http://www.charles.a.hobson.btinternet.co.uk/sp_gp1.jpg.
> >