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 Post subject: Ignition - easier way
 Post Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2003 12:00 pm 
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Originaly posted by shushi_kiary,
You know, everyone talks about using car coils are camera flash curcuits to do the ignition, but there is an easier way. You can buy, for like 15 bucks, electric BBQ ignighters. These use AAA battaries, and have a coil similar to a car coil in them. They put out more than enough voltage to make a good spark even after multiple firings. I use mine all the time, i just have sime aligator clips on the end of it, and hook it up to what ever ignition system i have build into the gun, they work great! Found mine at home depot, for some kind of strange BBQ grill by sun--something rather... if any one wants more info i can sure get you some.


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 Post Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2003 9:00 pm 
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Originaly posted by spudmasterofMtWashington,
I personally prefer the good 'ol peizo BBQ ignighter for 10-15 bucks at the hardware store. been using them in every gun I make and they've served me well. I do however want to beef it up with a stungun... just for bragging rights really... lol.

but there are so many ignition sources you could use it is rediculouse, and someone allways finds a new one after a few months...


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 Post subject: nobody else has my way
 Post Posted: Fri Jul 11, 2003 11:00 pm 
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Originaly posted by Orangekid13,
you've prolly already heard about it, but i use steel wool against two wires, and run two 9v batteries in series throught it. I haven't tested it with stuff in the cannon, but i should be able to by tomorrow knight hopefully.

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 Post Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2003 4:00 am 
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Originaly posted by Namor,
just wondering, I know there are
BBQ Igniters, Flint Sparkers, Stunguns, Camera Flash, Orangekids way
and is a peizo igniter any different from any BBQ igniter?

sorry for my ignorance....but when I made my combustion gun about 2 years ago I just bought the first BBQ igniter I saw at home depot...so I never really thought about it....now im thinking about imitating Quadzillas sparks with a stungun...


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 Post Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2003 9:00 am 
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Originaly posted by Orangekid13,
stick a barbeque lighter in a hole and makin flame.

very stupid, but that's the way people used to do it.

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 Post subject: yep
 Post Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2003 11:00 am 
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Originaly posted by Rex_R,
and occasionally got burnt pinkies


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 Post Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2003 11:00 am 
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Originaly posted by Namor,
2 years ago when i made mine....I did that....I put it in the cleanout plug on the end...

but I wouldnt do it again....all it took was test firing once while it was loose and burning my hand for me to change it...


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 Post Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2003 2:00 pm 
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Originaly posted by Rocketbiker,
I'm not saying I would recommend that type of ignition(long BBQ grill flame lighter) but I wired mine probably 20 times before I broke down and bought a Piezo. The only reason I did is because it was pretty much impossible to fire with one person.
BTW my first combustion cannon however also used a light, but it was separate from the gun. A medium nail sized hole was used to inject the grill lighter fluid as well as light the thing. It was an exercise in nerves.


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 Post subject: also...
 Post Posted: Sat Jul 12, 2003 10:00 pm 
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Originaly posted by boogieman,
battery powered lighters, they are like mine stungun/piezo things, found in long nose lighters that run on batteries.

I have also heard of people putting 120v (household wires) in that touch each other, then plugging it in... not too safe :(



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