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Unread postAuthor: WEEMAN » Tue Sep 23, 2008 2:25 pm

quick question on an ignition method..........
ive used a piezo in my last 2 sudguns...i wanna try something else preferably cheap and realiable although those two dont usually mix :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: TurboSuper » Tue Sep 23, 2008 5:46 pm

Piezo is pretty reliable as is. I suppose you could try to find one of those electric BBQ sparkers. They run about $10 more than the piezo ones. A stungun would also be a good choice if you can get one.
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:37 pm

Stunguns from BCARMS are about the same price (after shipping) as pulsing electric barbeque lighters, and more entertaining.
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Tue Sep 23, 2008 8:43 pm

If you want reliable AND cheap:

    1.) Get a 3$ lantern ignitor
    2.) Replace the flint in it with a Ronson flint (no more than two bucks for a pack)
    3.) Install


That's about as cheap as they come, and reliable as well.
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Unread postAuthor: jook13 » Tue Sep 23, 2008 9:28 pm

I second that lantern flint ignitor. they are awesome and reliable, even though they are not as cool as the other methods that involve hitting a button.
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Wed Sep 24, 2008 12:34 am

The negative regarding the lantern lighters is that they require a dedicated hand to operate it and therefore your cannon has to be handled and aimed with one hand...the other one.

However lots of people like lantern lighters. BBQ ignitors and stunguns are however considered a step up in the big picture.
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Unread postAuthor: WEEMAN » Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:29 am

where can i get lantern ignitors?? i checked crappy tire and they didnt have any............btw is there a ignition thats like a trigger other than a piezo??
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Wed Sep 24, 2008 8:55 am

WEEMAN wrote:where can i get lantern ignitors?? i checked crappy tire and they didnt have any............btw is there a ignition thats like a trigger other than a piezo??


Camping supply stores or the camping and outdoor section at Walmart.
A stungun has a trigger ....??
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