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Sheila
#21 Posted : Sunday, November 09, 2003 7:06:39 PM
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SRJ: He uses the mechanism from one of those butane "barbeque starters" for his spark.

Steve: Jeff''s is made of PVC (remember some time ago when I posted that we''d scored a bunch of PVC?) The barrel is probably 4 ft long, I think it''s 2" in diameter. Then he used a reducer to attach a 2'' length of 6" pvc for the chamber. It has a screw-on plug end on it. He unscrews that to insert the fuel. Inside the chamber he''s installed to metal screws at angles that almost meet to give the spark something to arc across.

He''s hoping to adapt it to use to launch his line from the shore out into the kelp beds, where the big fish hang out :)

When we''re out at our property in the desert I''m always cautioning him not to shoulder it when there are aircraft overhead...Our property is close to the Marine Base at 29 Palms and I''m afraid from the air it would look like one of those missile launcher thingies.
skruzich
#22 Posted : Sunday, November 09, 2003 8:45:25 PM
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ROTFL yeah i would say that the Marines would land if he did that hehe.
You also have to remember that when i built my launcher, they didn''t have pvc pipe :D
Sheila
#23 Posted : Monday, November 10, 2003 6:36:04 PM
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Land??? I suspect they''d just blow us away from the safety of the sky ;)

Funny, we always land next to Marines. We live adjacent to Camp Pendleton....
skruzich
#24 Posted : Tuesday, November 11, 2003 12:50:51 AM
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Hey at least your safer ;) My son is in camp lejuene.
Sheila
#25 Posted : Tuesday, November 11, 2003 7:03:20 PM
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My sister was born in the hospital at Pendleton, shortly after Dad got home from Korea (well, not THAT shortly--he is her father!!)
tavey
#26 Posted : Sunday, November 23, 2003 8:41:56 PM
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Fire starting? When it''s really cold or I''m feeling lazy, I light the wood burner in the shop with a propane fired weed burner. The one from harbor freight has a trigger mechanism that makes it crank up like a jet engine. Might be a little much for in the house though. Visualise Tim Taylor, OOHH OOHH OOH....... MORE POWER.
Terry
ajortolani
#27 Posted : Monday, December 01, 2003 3:40:54 AM
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[:o)]
My hubby built us a bon-fire pit approx. 6ft diameter using poured concrete, fire brick & then labored to affix stone all around it after spending weeks building a "french-drain" before building.
Then, as 4th July was approaching, he decided that 1/4 sticks of dynamite would do the trick after dousing the bon-fire with LOTS of kero[:0]
Talk about "run for the hills"! My, what a bottle of glen livet between friends can do!
Needless to say, yes it is full of cracks now!! Though still makes for wonderful bon-fires!
begimorst
#28 Posted : Monday, December 01, 2003 1:00:13 PM
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OMG! That is funny. That is exactly what Bo would do.
begimorst
#29 Posted : Monday, December 01, 2003 1:00:13 PM
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So exciting. I did it the right way as opposed to my husband dousing it with kerosene [:I]

But, I would appreciate more suggestions how to successfully build one.
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