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Unread postAuthor: zaphar » Thu Dec 01, 2005 2:01 am

The other day I was at my local dump looking for things for the cannon I'm making and I found a bunch of old BBQ grills they all had the igniters in them :D It beats paying $12 for a new one...
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Unread postAuthor: Casper » Thu Dec 01, 2005 6:30 am

mine came from a neighbors backyard haha
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Unread postAuthor: saladtossser » Thu Dec 01, 2005 9:41 am

garbage collection day rules all
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Unread postAuthor: guitarfreak » Thu Dec 01, 2005 8:44 pm

saladtossser wrote:garbage collection day rules all

it does,im always out scavenging haha :D
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Unread postAuthor: deathtodeer666 » Fri Dec 02, 2005 1:01 am

I was out the last weekend in november camping on the beach and in the middle of the night I took a walk to relax because it was a full moon and about a mile down the beach there is a landslide area that has been evacuated about three month ago the place was covered in beach houses and every one had a bbq on the porch! the houses were completly empty but some stuff they left behind I must have gotten at least 30 of them that adds up to just about $500 i saved! yee-haw
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Unread postAuthor: TalonXxX » Fri Dec 02, 2005 1:17 am

you stole 30 BBQ ignitors??? :shock:
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Unread postAuthor: CS » Fri Dec 02, 2005 1:26 am

What! Not trying to be negative but isnt that illegal to go through people property even though its destroyed? Looting? All power to you though, not like I havent done anything illegal! Just dont get caught and dont talk about it on a public forum. I would of took those propane tank adapters to. "A mans trash is anothers treasure" thats what I love about spud guns is there is stuff that you can use for them that gets throw away and then you salavage it for a good purpose. 30 of them! You must of been doing this for a while! In closing I would like to say one more thing AWESOME JOB!
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Unread postAuthor: deathtodeer666 » Sat Dec 03, 2005 4:19 am

the houses i went to were just about to be bulldozed down like the ones around them the igniters would just have gotten smashed. and thanks pimpman, I just wish I could have gotten the tanks and adapters o well they are gone now.
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Unread postAuthor: Cronic » Sat Dec 03, 2005 9:28 am

I have one question. Don't you have ignition coils (it's called something else I think) in hair dryers?
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Unread postAuthor: longshot1068 » Sat Dec 03, 2005 9:41 am

A hair dryer is basically a fan and a heating element. the element is coiled up but it does nothing electrically except provide enough resistance to heat up red hot, an ignition coil ( obviously ) amplifies electricity: a property not found in a hair dryer.
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Unread postAuthor: Cronic » Sat Dec 03, 2005 2:09 pm

Actually it does have an element ( I don't know it's name in English). Try this. Turn it on, plug it first obvious. Then after a minute quickly unplug it and touch the plug (the both electrodes?). You'll get shocked. Dunno if that's enough to produce a spark anyway...
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Unread postAuthor: zaphar » Sun Dec 04, 2005 4:04 pm

sounds like something a capacitor would do.
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Unread postAuthor: Cronic » Mon Dec 05, 2005 6:15 am

That's right you just fill it in 220V ACDC current and then connect to some high resistance material also found in hair dryers it becomes red and really hot and I think it's pretty good ignition trick
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Unread postAuthor: deathtodeer666 » Tue Dec 06, 2005 2:09 am

your thinking of a metal called nickel cadnium its used in cigarette lighters in cars, toasters and blow dryers I use it to ignite flash powder and black powder in mines and trip wires for my paintball friends.
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Unread postAuthor: Cronic » Tue Dec 06, 2005 3:56 am

That's the one (It's called nikelin where I'm from) so my theory would work right?
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