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Condenser Disk

Condenser disk

Condenser disk primed for paint

Condenser disk primed for paint

The golden disk is no more. The rough surface of polyester and aluminum foil has been sanded and coated.

The disk is now smooth and primed.  The 4 legs supporting the frame have been removed and replaced with 3 supports under the the disk rim. The old  legs were distorting the disk, over the legs, as the frame was too lightly made for the weight of completed disk. The new supports are under the strongest part of the disk rim and spread the weight. after several months without the legs and the application of heat the distortion went away and I was able to finish the surface.

PG with his Chief Engineer!  er pest, Samurai.








After 20 pounds of Bondo and 2 gallons of primer have been applied and sanded down the dish is as smooth and true as I can get it. Next apply the surface layer. At present I lean toward metal paint, heavy laid and sanded smooth.  I tried a Stainless Steel spray paint on the disk cap.  That appears to work, it is tough and it conducts.  As it is Nickel-Chrome it should help with the Hall effect needed to manage the EMF fields,  not sure about leakage from the grains exposed edges. At least application design control should be easier. Just mask and shoot.  pg

Shell condenser

7 responses to “Condenser Disk

  1. Pingback: Working on the shell condenser | pgtruspace's blog

  2. omanuel April 17, 2014 at 5:28 am

    p.g. sharrow,

    I know very little about electricity, magnetism, tesla coils, etc., but I would like to pick your brain about basic laws of thermodynamics:

    If entropy of the universe increases for natural processes as the universe expands, will entropy of the universe decrease for natural processes if the universe collapses?

    Send email to if posting this would disrupt your thread.


  3. p.g.sharrow April 18, 2014 at 6:45 am

    @Oliver; We have seen that atomic processes slow with an increase in the density of of local matter. So Atomic Clocks are not as definitive a time piece as we once thought. The expansion of space and the “Big Bang” theory are based on a “rubber” ruler of circular reasoning and citation, so I am not convinced of of their validity. The “back ground” radiation often cited as the first clue of “big bang” could have other explanation such as Background energy embedded in the Aether due to stellar radiations. The constants used to determine “expansion” are not as constant as thought and are known to vary due to local densities.
    IF the universe is expanding, then atomic disintegration activity speeds up, entropy speeds up. “Time” as measured by atomic clock speeds up. THAT is a very big IF.
    Personally, I think we exist in a steady state universe and know far too little to base all our thought on these theories.
    I am a generalist, so we can discuss most anything you like here. Although not many people are listening. I do check in early in the morning and late in the evening just in case someone accidentally leaves a comment. pg

  4. omanuel April 18, 2014 at 7:01 am

    Thanks, p.g. sharrow,

    I also think the universe is infinite but cyclic,

    1. Expands as neutrons => H-atoms, and entropy increases

    2. Contracts as H-atoms => neutrons, and entropy decreases

    Does this definition of one cosmic breath violate the 2nd law of thermo as a machine of continuous motion?

  5. p.g.sharrow April 18, 2014 at 1:10 pm

    @Oliver; This poses an interesting question.
    We know that the half life of the proton is almost infinite and the behavior of light and EMF indicates the fabric of space is nearly a perfect elastic. Mass/inertia and energy are convertible, but matter is another question. I believe that Dark matter/Energy or Aether is matter and charge in chaos and that a proton/electron shell, hydrogen, is Aether in organization.
    Left to their own devices, atoms tend to self organize over time into molecules and suns. So I see no reason that this is not true about Aether organizing itself into hydrogen. Besides the Book of Genesis says that this way GOD/The Universe is created!
    Energy, the ability to do work, seems to be created when matter changes it’s organization and therefor the space it’s charge occupies. In atomic process, at the speed of light, causing quite a EMF spike, or gamma radiation due to charge in motion. In a perfect elastic environment, perpetual motion. The second law only points out there is always “leakage” back to chaos. I don’t see where there can not be loss of chaos back to organization. “Laws” were written by men, GOD works in Applied Science. The only Law is, that, which works. pg

  6. Zeke April 30, 2014 at 8:15 am

    I have never seen 20 pounds of Bondo and 2 gals. of primer put to such excellent effect; it looks like you have successfully overcome the distorting effects of gravity already (: Thank you for the update on the condenser disk.

  7. p.g.sharrow October 2, 2014 at 10:24 pm

    @Zeke; I weighed the thing. 850 pounds complete with coils! After I remove the coils I will weigh the disk.
    Testing indicates that I have made a serous error it coil design and layout. I should have paid better to Tesla’s “Boulder Colorado Notes” on air-coils within the influence of the primary. A post to follow soon. The disk looks to be good. pg

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