can I make a jacobs ladder with ac current out of a wall socket?

I want to make a jacobs ladder and my transformer broke(and my budget) can i plug 2 wires in the wall a connect it to an ladder?

EddieBones8 years ago
I built a crude but very effective jacobs ladder out of two peices of coat hanger on a block of wood and a neon sign transformer. Just remember High Voltage! Be careful!
benthekahn8 years ago
No. The voltage of a small jacobs ladder is about 6,000 volts, while the voltage in your wall is 115. Doing this will also instantly blow a fuse as shorting the line will cause huge amounts of current to flow.