So now he's grilling up a storm in his backyard, thanks to the table-top sized Tesla Coil he built and refined to extract long, repeatable sparks. And a lot more goes into this design than plastic pipe and copper wire and tubing. After much optimization, Gary has been able to routinely achieve 9-inch streamers, frequent 11-inch streamers, and even the occasional 14-inch strike to a grounded target (plywood covered with chicken wire).
"Lightening Dog" Cooker Parts
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#32 AWG magnet wire
Additional parts required: France model 4020SE 4kV/20 mA neon sign transformer, capacitor array 0.025µF @ 8,000V dc, spark gap (two parallel copper pipes), primary coil, secondary coil, toroidal top load made from corrugated aluminum duct. For Gary Lau's complete instructions (including safety information), go to http://www.laushaus.com/tesla
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