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Unread postAuthor: JDP12 » Sun Apr 29, 2007 6:54 pm

Well I tried my gun today....But it didn't work.....spark gap was too wide...So i'll fix that up.....

But I used bug spray as a fuel....And while it didn't ignite.....I thought it would be a good fuel....Has anyone tried it???

How long of a burst should I do for it?? 3 seconds??
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Unread postAuthor: super spuder » Sun Apr 29, 2007 7:00 pm

yea. i have used bug spray before. if it says it is flammable it will work 8) and about the 3 second spray. you will not need that unless you have an enormous chamber. i think like1-1.5 seconds would be good for most
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Unread postAuthor: JDP12 » Sun Apr 29, 2007 7:06 pm

K thanks...I'll fix the spark gap and try it out and let all of you guys know how it worked...
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Unread postAuthor: Flying_Salt » Sun Apr 29, 2007 7:19 pm

Don't use bug spray. There's something in it (I forget what its called) and it eats away and weakens your chamber. Don't use it.
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Unread postAuthor: JDP12 » Sun Apr 29, 2007 7:36 pm

K...I only sprayed it in once....and it didnt ignite......Do I have to replace the chamber?
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Unread postAuthor: mopherman » Sun Apr 29, 2007 7:40 pm

wouldnt burning bug spay be kind of poisonus?
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Unread postAuthor: JDP12 » Sun Apr 29, 2007 7:48 pm

Hmm maybe it would......I won't use it again...I washed the chamber out....But I used the bug spray like 5 hours ago...But it was ventilating for 5 hours too.....Do I need to worry about the chamber breaking down?
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Unread postAuthor: mopherman » Sun Apr 29, 2007 7:50 pm

i wouldnt worry about it if it was just one time.
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Unread postAuthor: super spuder » Sun Apr 29, 2007 7:58 pm

oh really. i did not know that :lol: i learn somehting every day.
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Unread postAuthor: JDP12 » Sun Apr 29, 2007 8:50 pm

So I don't have to worry about it breaking down?? I'm only wondering because I can still smell it a little even after I washed it out.....

But the bug spray was probably only bottled up in the chamber for about 2 minutes.....If that........
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Unread postAuthor: mopherman » Sun Apr 29, 2007 8:57 pm

you should be ok, just dont use bug spray all the time.
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Unread postAuthor: pyromaniac » Sun Apr 29, 2007 9:02 pm

what kind of bug spray are you useing? the spray bottle or areosol.

A while back i tried to ignite off arosol but it didn't work. Do you have some other brand?
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Sun Apr 29, 2007 9:15 pm

Yea I've also heard that it can eat at your chamber. Shouldn't be a problem for that small amount of time though.
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Unread postAuthor: JDP12 » Sun Apr 29, 2007 9:16 pm

K thanks....I'll be setting up a propane meter now.... :D
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Unread postAuthor: Juicey » Sun Apr 29, 2007 10:17 pm

Yeah, the chemicals in bug spray also eat away at the cement used to hold the peices together. So not only would u eventually have to worry about a failing chamber, but also the fittings coming loose. THis is after constant use of it though. One time is nothing to worry about. Good luck with your propane meter.
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