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Unread postAuthor: raptorforce » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:36 am

ok, so i realize they make a spark to set off the mixture but what exactly are they? and where do you buy them from?

this is off topic of the title but, i was wondering could you spray and aerosol can into a Schedar valve to fill the combustion chamber up?
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Unread postAuthor: Moonbogg » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:38 am

They are piezo BBQ ignitors and can be found at hardware stores or online spudgun stores. Check out the spudfiles sponsors.
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Unread postAuthor: raptorforce » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:43 am

Moonbogg wrote:They are piezo BBQ ignitors and can be found at hardware stores or online spudgun stores. Check out the spudfiles sponsors.


http://www.antonline.com/p_20610-GP_347282.htm
would this be what your talking about? if not can someone show me a picture/link and what to look it up under
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:52 am

You can get one even cheaper from a piezo cigarette lighter:

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raptorforce wrote:this is off topic of the title but, i was wondering could you spray and aerosol can into a Schedar valve to fill the combustion chamber up?


Not going to happen. But you could potentially inject butane or propane through a schrader with a syringe...
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Unread postAuthor: raptorforce » Tue Sep 29, 2009 12:56 am

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:You can get one even cheaper from a piezo cigarette lighter:

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would what i posted still work because it would be alot simplier for me?

raptorforce wrote:this is off topic of the title but, i was wondering could you spray and aerosol can into a Schedar valve to fill the combustion chamber up?


Not going to happen. But you could potentially inject butane or propane through a schrader with a syringe...


how do you fill a syringe with propane?
im a noob when it comes to combustions
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Sep 29, 2009 1:01 am

raptorforce wrote:would what i posted still work because it would be alot simplier for me?


Yes, and it would be much easier to install as well.

how do you fill a syringe with propane?


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Unread postAuthor: jimmy101 » Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:26 pm

raptorforce wrote:http://www.antonline.com/p_20610-GP_347282.htm
would this be what your talking about? if not can someone show me a picture/link and what to look it up under

Yep, that's a common one. $15 is a bit pricey ($8 + $8 shipping). Your local hardware store probably has them for less. Check near the BBQs.
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Unread postAuthor: jaythedogg » Tue Sep 29, 2009 3:34 pm

This is the one I have in my current cannon:

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(As linked above)

I bought mine at Menards (hardware/home store) for less than $8.00

Thinking maybe the spark isn't "hot" enough? Dunno, but my cannon won't ignite.
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Tue Sep 29, 2009 4:12 pm

If you can barely see the spark, then it is more then "hot" enough to ignite your mixture.
If the cannon doesn't ignite with a visible spark, then it's your fuel mixture.
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Unread postAuthor: raptorforce » Fri Oct 02, 2009 12:52 am


thanks for the link thats a good source
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