Intro: Jacobs Ladder
I love my neighbor’s garbage I call it the parts department. In this, instructible I am building a Jacobs Ladder out of an oil burning furnace ignition. Play the AVI to see it in action.
Step 1: The Parts and Tool
Coat hanger or wire
Pare of pliers
Step 2: Ignition Transformer
Ignition transformer runs on 120 volts 60 cycle 2.1 amp
And puts out 10,000 volts 23 ma.
Step 3: Assembly
Open the Ignition transformer and install the power cord with the two crimpons and test.
Step 4: Make the Probes
Bend the coat hanger or wire to shape and adjust so it arks. Remember this is powerful enough to kill so adjust the probes with the power off and unplug it.