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Re: [TCML] Found Possible Problem of tesla coil misfiring

Two things.

If your main gap was shorted, there's no way that the safety gap could fire,
since they're essentially in parallel.

Also, I can't imagine any kind of plastic pipe being so conductive as to
register a short on a DMM.  I think you need to recheck your wiring.  I
assume that the copper pipes in your gap all have an air-gap between them;
they're not touching each other, right?

Regards, Gary Lau

On Tue, Aug 10, 2010 at 4:10 PM, Julius Crummer <juliustc81@xxxxxxxxx>wrote:

> Ok i f u seen my recent post i tested my Tesla coil and got a loud bright
> spark
> from the safety gap which is about a 1/2" gap. So i took my DMM tested all
> the
> components and find out that Spark Gap is reading a closed loop. The pic
> will
> show what i mean. So since I have the two end connections drilled through
> the
> pipe im guessing the pipe has conductivity material inside causing the gaps
> to
> not even work. Take a look:
> http://www.flickr.com/photos/39213193@N03/4879677875/
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