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Unread postAuthor: Carlman » Sat May 09, 2009 2:02 am

lol soz bout that, yea they have both there, but elecs are about 30$
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Unread postAuthor: jmadden91 » Sat May 09, 2009 3:13 am

awesome how many sparks can you get out of them? and what do you guys use for your end caps?? i cant find any of those cleanouts so im considering a 100ml male bit 100ml Female bit, bit more 100ml pipe then a normal end cap. That will be bloody expensve though
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Unread postAuthor: Cosmic Muffin » Sat May 09, 2009 3:48 am

just use a female cleanout cap. thats what i use
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Unread postAuthor: jmadden91 » Sat May 09, 2009 5:14 am

do they just sell them at normal plumbing stores?
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Unread postAuthor: Cosmic Muffin » Sat May 09, 2009 6:44 am

yeh bunnings. 90mm and 100mm
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Unread postAuthor: jmadden91 » Wed May 13, 2009 12:27 am

ill have to have another look. I went to reece today and they didnt have one. Im considering buying one online from america or something at this rate :?

and carlman, got a quote back from bbq's galore today for an elec lighter... 50 bloody bucks!! i wish it was as easy here as in america hahaha
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Unread postAuthor: joe blogs » Thu May 14, 2009 7:00 am

If you live in Northern NSW or south Queensland Rural Buying Service is the go. There are cheap quality parts like stainless pressure rated cam locks. The ignition, forget about piezo's or electronic BBQ lighters, make a ignition circuit like this one http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/high-po ... 10486.html. Cost me $5 for the coil, got the camera circuit for free at a photoshop and bought a few resistors and a silicon controlled rectifier from dick smith store for $3. The sparks are HUGE. Mine can do seven spark gaps with 1 cm spark length. Read the spark strip thing on burnt lake for info about that.

BTW: Auto wreckers for cheap ignition coil. try to stay away from huge bulky ones the modern smaller versions have the same jolt.
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Unread postAuthor: Cosmic Muffin » Thu May 14, 2009 7:14 am

wow 7..
thats awesome.
the link doesnt wanna work mate.
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Unread postAuthor: Biopyro » Thu May 14, 2009 10:18 am

http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/high-po ... 10486.html
is the link.

I just use a cigarette lighter piezo. You can just about make 2 gaps with it.
Alternatively, check your local dump for old BBQs. I got a great one which was screwed into an old BBQ, which gives a fat 1cm spark.

Retailers ALWAYS overprice piezo igniters for BBQs for some reason.
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Unread postAuthor: jmadden91 » Thu May 14, 2009 4:58 pm

yeh they seem to.

@Joe Bloggs, i have set up a camera flash circuit im just waiting until i can pick up a nice little ignition coil from a little 50cc engine or something. Oh and i think i cooked it playing with it last night, something went pop and it doesnt charge anymore hahah
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