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On 2014, Oct 03, , at 12:36, Bill Nettles <firstname.lastname@example.org> wrote:
I have an older model Flinn portable tesla coil.. Brown Bakelite (or plastic) cylinder with a metal tip on one end and a screw adjuster on the other. It will unscrew in the middle but won't come apart because there are wires connecting the two halves.
My problem: the screw on the back doesn't adjust the spark any more. The unit will spark, but it's not strong, plus I can't adjust it to zero spark either.
The electrodes have “burned away” so much that they can’t close?
Extend one. Since disassembly is difficult a suitable material (W is best but difficult) rod drilled (partly) and snug fit will “do the trick” if my interpretation is correct.
Can this be repaired in-house? If so, what is the procedure? Thanks.
depends on the skill of the house.
bc thinks a gud house can do more than many manufacturers.
p.s. An electronic Tesla is much more fun, I have one.
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