Re: [usa-tesla] tesla tower grounding ?!
- It is my understanding that there were 16 tar lined underground "lakes"
filled with salt water under the tower. This info taken from the book
"Wizard". I suspect the lakes would act as capacitors for the bottom
charge. According to other info from the same book. There were four
capacitors for the torrid, that measured one meter, by one meter, by two
An electrolytic capacitor the size of your hand will hold a couple of
million micro farad.
Exactly where [page and paragraph] in Wizard does this information
appear? What edition do you have? There is a vague [but only vague]
resemblence to the description on page 291 of my edition but it doesn't
agree in any way whatever with any of the statements above.
As for the last sentence, I suggest you do some research on
electrolytic capacitors, their voltage ratings, frequencies of
operation, losses, etc.
- At 07:19 AM 10/19/2007 -0400, you wrote:
>Miscellaneous speculation:The author of Wizard claims to have visited them in 1984 ,
> Has anyone actually been in, or seen, the tunnels?
despite the shaft being capped with cement debris shortly
after the tower was demolished for safety reasons.
Edwin J Binney also claimed to have been in them as a boy ,
the only reference to Edwin Binney I found was that he & another
bloke invented Crayons in 1903 , child prodigy or typo ??
Edward Binney also gets credit for crayons in 1903.....
Reference:page 515 Ch33 footnotes 21 & 22 in The Wizard
> Where i grew up, for reasons irrelevant here, there were rumours ofJust as irrelevant , there are still many underground tunnels in the
> tunnels connecting parsonage to church.
historical suburb of Sydney called The Rocks. It was a smugglers
haven in the early colonial days here right next to the harbour
away from the main shipping port & the sandstone ground made for
> > ...copper sulfate...The only "chemicals" mentioned in the Wizard book seem to be liquid
> 'salting' (various salts) the ground was (is?) standard technique.
> >'18 foot pipes in 10 by 12 shafts..'I still suspect that a "stock length" of Iron pipe back in
> Won't even go diagonally. 8)>>
> On the other hand:
> jointed rods are used, even now, for ground rods. Hammer in a 6 foot
> section, add another, then another..
> Same way oil drillers build up 'drill strings'.
the early 1900's was around 18 feet long , threading or
press sleeving them together would be possible joining
options I suppose
Tesla was supposedly experimenting with extremely high
pressure water jets that could slice thru steel at Wardenclyffe
, provided he had a working tesla turbine/pump at the base of
the shaft to remove all the mud & water , he _could_ have used
the HP water jet device (if it existed) to cut thru the steel plates
of the shaft walls , then continue to bore horizontal tunnels in the
ground with the same HP water blasting equipment.There's a lot of
"if's , maybe's etc etc in this "theory" , I will deny any association
to this out on a limb theory if pressed.
Stanford White built the Lab at Wardenclyffe , but it seems that he
handed off , the design & construction etc of the actual Tower part
of the facility to W.D. Crow & Tesla himself. I have not read or seen
much information on Mr Crow , he seems to have kept a much lower
public profile than Stanford did.
So if you are looking for a straight version of the tower construction etc
Mr Crow is the prime suspect to research & find whatever he or other people
have managed to put down on paper about what he was doing back then , the
mystery 3rd player at Wardenclyffe.
Stanford is often said to have been friends with Tesla by many biographers.
Stanford White lead an interesting , complex & short public life.
Getting quality information about the life & times of Stanford White
is difficult , there seems to be at least 3 sides to every story told about
> bestright back at ya :)