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Unread postAuthor: MARQO » Sun Mar 11, 2007 3:18 pm

I am planning to make a medium size spud gun and I was wondering if a eletric lighter would be too small for it what do you think?
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Sun Mar 11, 2007 3:20 pm

if it makes a spark, it will work. nuff said. reasearch and you will find whats best and whats not. i suggest the wiki.
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Unread postAuthor: Bluetooth » Sun Mar 11, 2007 3:32 pm

What do you mean "electric lighter"?
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Unread postAuthor: LosBuenos » Sun Mar 11, 2007 3:34 pm

if it is medium sized a BBQ igniter would probably work best and cheapest. they are about $13 usually. it will work better than a lantern sparker wich are more trouble than they are worth.
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Unread postAuthor: SPUDDY6 » Mon Mar 12, 2007 1:42 am

go with the electric lighter lantern lighters are a pain in the @$$
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Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Mon Mar 12, 2007 1:55 am

Lantern igniters are great ignition sources, except for when they become doused in aerosol fuel. To remedy this, simply build a shroud to deflect unwanted liquid, keeping the flint dry. If this is done, they will ignite even an extremely poor air/fuel mixture on a consistant basis.
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Unread postAuthor: chaos » Mon Mar 12, 2007 2:50 am

SPUDDY6 wrote:go with the electric lighter lantern lighters are a pain in the @$$


I agree, go with the peizo-electric you can mount them better,also they rarely fail if you get the right mix of fuel.

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Unread postAuthor: crazyfreak0075 » Mon Mar 12, 2007 2:52 pm

Ya i have a lantern sparker on my combustion. It was my first and i wanted to go with reliability because I heard sometimes cheap BBQ igniters fail and i figured $13 break or $2. If you ever do think about putting a lantern sparker in becareful how far in you put it becaue when the flint runs out you will have to replace it. Mine is kinda far in but i think i can change it when the time comes :) .
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Unread postAuthor: lukemc » Mon Mar 12, 2007 2:58 pm

my old combustion uses a flint lantern lighter but its attached to the end cap(yes i know it weakens the cap but i didnt know that at the time) so it easy to change the flint. you should probably use a camera flash cheaper if you can find one somebodys throwing out and very reliable
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Unread postAuthor: MARQO » Mon Mar 12, 2007 5:40 pm

I mean the ones in side the candle lighters. The sparker for the mini ones.
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Unread postAuthor: WOW!! » Mon Mar 12, 2007 6:09 pm

You could also use the e- ones that are from grills, they run off a AAA battery and make a good size spark.
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Unread postAuthor: MARQO » Mon Mar 12, 2007 6:14 pm

i dont want to mess up my grill. :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Mon Mar 12, 2007 8:57 pm

Latern lighter are great in my opinion but using both is better
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Unread postAuthor: MARQO » Mon Mar 12, 2007 9:31 pm

Where can I find a lantern lighter? :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: A-98 » Mon Mar 12, 2007 10:22 pm

camping supply stores, or military supply stores
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