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Re: [TCML] Newbie

If you contact me off-list I have a complete design I can send you.  It
includes all basic data necessary to build a nice coil on the first try.

Dr. Resonance

On Tue, Jun 17, 2008 at 6:57 AM, John Matok <jmatoknoon@xxxxxxxxx> wrote:

> I've been reading TCML for a long time, while drooling over everyone's
> homemade tesla coils.  I've always had an interest in high voltage
> experiments, but don't really have a good education when it comes to
> physics.  I think I took a basic high school level course a while back
> (it's
> hard to remember 30 years ago).  However, I think I understand the theory
> behind the coils.  Anyways, I got my hands on a 9/30 NST hoping that it
> would be my first step to building a coil.  I have two questions regarding
> the build.
> What diameter and height should my secondary be?  I looked on
> DeepFriedNeon.com but the numbers were just approximations.  I've got some
> 4" PVC pipe laying around.  Would a 4" be efficient?
> I understand how to construct the MMC, but I don't know how many and what
> size caps I need and how to determine it.  I can't find an explanation in
> laymen's terms.  Could someone give me an equation or run the numbers for
> me?
> Thanks for your responses.
> John Matok
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