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what is the best ingition system

bbq sparker
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Unread postAuthor: taytayswims » Thu May 01, 2008 11:17 pm

im still new to the whole thing and i have been on all day just reading and i have learned so much it is carzy.

this weekend im going to make a smple combustion cannon and what i better a bbq lighter or a lantern lighter????
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Unread postAuthor: bigbob12345 » Thu May 01, 2008 11:21 pm

Even though 90% of the spudders on this forum would say bbq ignitor Im going to have to say the flint type. The are cheaper, work more reliably, and doesnt look like a rats nest.

Though you really should search before making a post like this.
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Unread postAuthor: OuchProgramme » Thu May 01, 2008 11:22 pm

bigbob12345 wrote:Even though 90% of the spudders on this forum would say bbq ignitor Im going to have to say the flint type. The are cheaper, work more reliably, and doesnt look like a rats nest.

Though you really should search before making a post like this.


I agree.

Flints create sparks which actually fly out of the "box"
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Thu May 01, 2008 11:25 pm

BBQ igniters are great, but inconsistent, even though i've never used a lantern lighter, i'd choose one over a BBQ.
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Thu May 01, 2008 11:36 pm

MrCrowley wrote:BBQ igniters are great, but inconsistent, even though i've never used a lantern lighter, i'd choose one over a BBQ.


Lantern lighters create a hot and huge spark but are a pain to operate in context of a handheld spud gun. You have to dedicate one hand to spinning the lighter which means it's not available to help hold the gun up.

It's not a problem of course if the gun is on a mount.
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Unread postAuthor: Takeshi » Thu May 01, 2008 11:40 pm

I'm new to the forum but i have some expirience in bbq igniters not flint. I'd say bbq only cause i know more about them but thats no help most likely to you.
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Unread postAuthor: flamerz14 » Thu May 01, 2008 11:44 pm

me thinks BBQ. maybe its inconsistent, BUT you can use it as a remote ignition or as a trigger, as opposed to a flint.


but yeah, its my personal opinion only. :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: jook13 » Fri May 02, 2008 12:04 am

If you use a flint lighter just make sure it is easy to get to and replace the flint, I go through them a lot on my basic combustion. good luck!
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Unread postAuthor: THUNDERLORD » Fri May 02, 2008 12:14 am

I'd say, use nothing because your idea is stupid and will never work

BTW It'll never work (NEVER WORK)
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Unread postAuthor: mega_swordman » Fri May 02, 2008 12:35 am

EDIT:
I apologize. My outburst was ill mannered and uncalled for.
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Unread postAuthor: Eddbot » Fri May 02, 2008 12:37 am

is there a reason that sounded extremely hostile?
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Unread postAuthor: biggsauce » Fri May 02, 2008 1:14 am

Eddbot wrote:is there a reason that sounded extremely hostile?


I hope they know each other personally... otherwise its less than tasteful and uncalled for.

On topic, I know lantern sparkers may be cheaper and a tad easier to install, but a bbq ignitor is worth it. Has anyone actually had one not work? You don't have to change flints, and its easier to mount in a more ergonominc manner...
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Fri May 02, 2008 1:44 am

biggsauce,

They get quite unreliable and the electrodes are a b|tch to clean when they get gummed up with deodorant/hairspray
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Unread postAuthor: biggsauce » Fri May 02, 2008 2:14 am

MrCrowley wrote:biggsauce,

They get quite unreliable and the electrodes are a b|tch to clean when they get gummed up with deodorant/hairspray


Fair enough, never bothered with aerosols... never had one not spark though, guess I've been lucky...
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Fri May 02, 2008 2:26 am

Oh yeah they spark for a life time, it's when they gum up they stop sparking.
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