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First light for my 3 inch coil!
Original poster: "Hydrogen18" <hydrogen18-at-hydrogen18-dot-com>
Woohoo! This was awesome! That setup was pretty hastily done but I was
happy. It was really fun messing around with stuff to get the best arc.
Best of all, the noise brought every dog in the neighborhood to a howl!
Anyhow, I opened the gap too wide and the 4 pack MOT arced but I shut it
down immediately and closed the gap, afterwards it worked again. My only
concern is I would hear the hum from the pack occasionaly over the arc like
it was getting a dead short. I really need to make a better setup than this
though, it was the ultimate in horrible lashup. Also, my ground rod is only
a 6 inch piece of 1/2 copper pipe hammered into the ground, should I worry
about improving this?
A little bit of a side note, my 4 pack MOT caught on fire during the run.
It was a faulty connection on my part, and no the rigors of tesla coil
service causing it.