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sparker help...........

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Unread postAuthor: gar3nc3 » Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:23 pm

hey guys, hey ive got a conbustion chanber cannon with a static sparker from a lighter.... but its not sparking. the lighter sparker is the nearist to a bbq lighter i can get hold of will anything elce do?????


(im from the uk.... albeit a very remot park of the uk and all i can find are bbq lighters that make flanes not just spark, will they do?)
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Unread postAuthor: unipa » Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:51 pm

just get a stun gun online
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Unread postAuthor: gar3nc3 » Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:52 pm

cant, im in the uk and customs will kick my ass...
also alot of us commpanys that sell em dont ship to the uk
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Unread postAuthor: unipa » Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:54 pm

how dose tha sparker make a flame do you have aney pics
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Unread postAuthor: gar3nc3 » Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:56 pm

nah no pics, its a piezo lighter ignition and two screws
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Unread postAuthor: unipa » Tue Oct 17, 2006 7:58 pm

and it makes a flame??
sounds like a regular ignitor. how close are the screws
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Unread postAuthor: GalFisk » Wed Oct 18, 2006 3:17 am

You don't want to use the kind of lighter that makes a flame as is, but you can discard the butane system (or use it to fuel a pill bottle gun) and use the built in piezo for ignition. It's a bit more powerful than that of a disposable lighter, and already has leads attached.
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Unread postAuthor: gar3nc3 » Wed Oct 18, 2006 6:03 am

no it doesnt make a flame, ive taken the piezo out the lighter and attached the wire to one of the screws and the gap between that screw and the other is about 34mm.....
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Unread postAuthor: Benster » Wed Oct 18, 2006 9:11 am

34mm, if my conversions in head are anywhere near close, then you have a about an 1 1/3 inch gap am I correct? My experience with the mini peizo that are inside lighters, if you got a spark arc for that distance, then you were lucky, but I think your screws are to far apart for a consistent spark, try placing you screws closer together, or just try bending them closer together. That should help.
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Unread postAuthor: gar3nc3 » Wed Oct 18, 2006 7:11 pm

fixed now..... scard the crap outta me today.... i thaught id test it, so i sprayd lynx in the chamber (its onli a coke bottle) and left the lid off and no barrell as of yet. clicked the sparker and it went off. was like a jet flame out the end of the bottle!. lol think ive learnt not to underestimate anything again)
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