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Unread postAuthor: WEEMAN » Sat Apr 05, 2008 10:56 am

i need a cheap$$ way to spark a combustion
NOT the camrea flash or any thing big
i need something small cheap that works... :?:
i was thinking a battery hook up but i was told it wasnt powerful enough...
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Unread postAuthor: pat123 » Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:28 am

is $15 too much. electric bbq lighters are great.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudFarm » Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:30 am

you can use a battery and steel wool
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Unread postAuthor: pat123 » Sat Apr 05, 2008 11:35 am

spudfarm: wouldn't he have to change the steel wool every time he shoots?
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Unread postAuthor: Jared Haehnel » Sat Apr 05, 2008 1:05 pm

Yep, he would but you don't need much... A small bag that cost five bucks would last for a long long time...

Grill starters is the best bet...in fact it is all I ever use...
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Unread postAuthor: WEEMAN » Mon Apr 07, 2008 2:19 pm

i tried the bbq lighter and it doesnt wnna work for me...
when i fuel it it wont spark.....
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Unread postAuthor: pat123 » Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:07 pm

can you post some pics? what kind of bbq lighter a piezo or electric? what fuel are you using, maybe you are using too much or not enough to ignite.
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Unread postAuthor: STHORNE » Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:11 pm

decrease the span of your spark gap... you don't need a huge spark to ignite. but your best bet would be to buy a new bbq sparker, (depending where you live) they have them for 10 bucks at home depot and 12 bucks at fleet farm.
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Unread postAuthor: rcman50166 » Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:33 pm

Does no one find the sticky I made reliable?
http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/sparker-reference-guide-t13030.html
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Unread postAuthor: STHORNE » Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:38 pm

for a spudgun? lol....
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Unread postAuthor: rcman50166 » Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:47 pm

Well it says if all else fails. :D Maybe not one that powerful. It looks about 1500W. A 500W tesla will do. But if you need 15 gaps for a hybrid... :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: STHORNE » Mon Apr 07, 2008 5:50 pm

lol...15 gaps...chamber would be about 20 feet in diameter and 100 feet long to need 15 spark gaps lol. but in a clear chamber, that would be pretty cool, even cooler than a spark strip.
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Unread postAuthor: lockmanslammin » Fri Apr 11, 2008 9:30 pm

I spent about 10 bucks with shipping for a 70kv stun gun a few years ago online. Good price and GOOD ignition.

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