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    Default hard to start air cooled argon

    http://video.google.com/videoplay?do...23477192&hl=en

    Very old 60X head, still works with a little motivating.

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    That didn't look too hard to me...
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    Not hard for the coil, without the coil though, it would just sit there and tick all day trying to start.

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    Is that the one that stopped firing at SELEM?

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    Yes, its rather stuborn. It wouldn't have restarted at SELEM even with the coil if I had tried. After waiting a few months it starts with the coil. If I wait another month or two it will most likely start without the coil. Its just very old!

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    Ahhhhhhhh yeassss, the good olde high frequency generator-
    I love the smell of burning ozone in the morning-
    Better not let L Ron Gore find out about it, or he'll force you to pay for
    some kind of enviormental carbon offset-

    Spark gap... LOL.. I love it
    go big or go home

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    Ahhhhhhhh yeassss, the good olde high frequency generator-
    I love the smell of burning ozone in the morning-
    Better not let L Ron Gore find out about it, or he'll force you to pay for
    some kind of enviormental carbon offset-

    Spark gap... LOL.. I love it
    LOL! Hey man, just doing what I can to help restore the ozone layer! :P

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    Heh! Except that to do any good you need to fire up that BD-10 while you're at high altitude, not down here at ground level. Down here you're just making smog.

    Still, it is a damn cool unit. Wish I had snagged that one I saw on E-bay about a year ago. (Would you believe $30 delivered?) Sigh... I suppose I'll buy one eventually - they're only like $165 brand new - but it can wait...

    Have you ever tried to make an ion motor with that thing? (Take a paperclip and bend it into a "Z" shape, flatten the middle, punch a hole in the flat spot and balance it on the tip of the BD-10.) If you mount the BD-10 vertically and get the rotor balanced correctly you should see that little paper clip rotate faster and faster while St. Elmo's Fire blazes away from the tips... (Works best in a dark room, but don't expect dremel-tool speeds!)

    Adam

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    what the hell happend to steve-o's post with the spark gap comment?
    I didn't realize you could delete entire posts ( completely ) on this forum-
    go big or go home

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    Yeah, just hit 'edit' and choose 'delete' and then 'delete this message'
    -What spark gap post? I dont remember that.. I thought I said something like "spit on it" or something.. sounded stupid so I deleted it ...

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