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Old 05-28-2017, 01:46 AM   #11 (permalink)
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Smoke unit works like a charm,might have to turn down the :Heat a little bit! Gotta insulate the stack (new one) and putt a wire mesh in it to catch the sparks,just like the real thing,yes guys,"flaming stack!! Looks funny,doesn't it?
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Old 06-02-2017, 01:51 PM   #12 (permalink)
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Great Smoke!! Next how can it be made grey or black.
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Old 06-02-2017, 02:29 PM   #13 (permalink)
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Well, since you can melt the actual plastic stack, I think your're getting really close to realism, why not actually start a fire, and you WILL get black smoke.

Seriously, that's a lot of heat you were generating, what did you use for a wick, clearly you had more heat than you could dissipate, so I'm wondering if your wick is getting gummed up?

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Old 06-03-2017, 12:50 AM   #14 (permalink)
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Glassfibre wick,the reason it turned into a flamer is pretty simple outa torch fuel!! Working on the length of the nichrome wire to tune it right :according to my HF instruments (1 set up as a volt meter the 2nd measures the ah a la Dave Bodnar ,the voltage read 3.5 volts but the amps )according the HF meter jumped to almost 5 amps ,thats way to much the battery i used is a18 volt 2.2 ah power tool battery ,the the voltage regulator is a Critter control basic cooled by a blower motor ! I have to check the new set up with a adjustable voltage regulator 3-18 volts 5 ah
so ca 5-6 volts and 1,5 ah will be my guess for continuous running,as for fluid control i'll putt a 1/8 brass or copper tube 1/4 inch above the reservoir bottom so when the fluid gets below that tube smoke will come out of the tube which gives me another 5 minutes to refill!
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