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Unread postAuthor: Frisky » Sun Feb 04, 2007 7:23 am

hey all i just finished making my first spud gun and well im worried if it will have enough spark to ignite im using hairspray and im using a barbecue lighters spark and running wires into the tube

here are some pics let me know what you think

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ps. i am looking for lantern lighters but cant find any place that sells them :( expt in the usa but i live in australia
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Sun Feb 04, 2007 7:36 am

Question -- How are you going to get the ignighter to spark with only one electrode inside your chamber? Normally two electrodes(screws) are placed into the chamber then ajusted to create a spark gap(4mm or so). The ground is connected two one, and the positive is connected to the other.
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Unread postAuthor: Frisky » Sun Feb 04, 2007 7:54 am

it has 2 wires and spark jumps from one wire to the other

im not sure of the gap thow i better messure that

if i have the wires to far apart the spark wont jump so i have them pritty close to eatch other

but yeah ill mesure it to make sure its around 4mm gap
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Unread postAuthor: ballad of NJ » Sun Feb 04, 2007 12:30 pm

use axe or tag not hairspray your gun will last longer
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Unread postAuthor: Pyro Ninja » Sun Feb 04, 2007 11:10 pm

ps. i am looking for lantern lighters but cant find any place that sells them :( expt in the usa but i live in australia[/quote]

you can fine them in camping shops
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:13 am

ballad of NJ wrote:use axe or tag not hairspray your gun will last longer
WHy would your gun not last long with hairspray?
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Unread postAuthor: experament-u2 » Mon Feb 05, 2007 12:28 am

it would it would just be crap when it gets all sticky
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Unread postAuthor: killagorrila99 » Mon Feb 05, 2007 6:27 am

It would appear another aussie breached the forum. Get into pneumatics, you'll get sick of combustions after a while.
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Unread postAuthor: Frisky » Mon Feb 05, 2007 7:49 am

thanks for the help guys and ill go check out a local camping store for lantern lighters :)
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Unread postAuthor: Specialist » Sun Mar 18, 2007 10:57 pm

if you have any walgreens near you go in and get Walgreens brand spray deoderant it works good and i haven't had problems cleaning it. i haven't had sticky residue yet. and they come in like 20oz. cans for $3 great deal and it lasts longer :D
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