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Woodburning with Electricity
Explosive Water Through Electrolysis
Isn't an arc welder only a few volts? You need high voltage to create these patterns. I'm pretty sure it wouldn't work. The wood has high resistance, when welding you have very low resistance. Two different applications.
I believe an arc welder would work, but wouldn't give a detailed pattern such as shown in the pictures. I would go for it, but only if you know what you are doing. As many comments have stated, this project is very dangerous and should not be attempted by an untrained person.
Purchasing a neon sign transformer is easier than wiring a microwave one, it has 2 wire leads and is contained in a switched box. Also you can purchase lineman gloves for protection. I used a good set of jumper cable as my leads as they have clamps to connect to the wood which I run a screw into the wood at opposite ends of the project. Always connect the leads with the power off, wet the project with water and baking soda mix, let sit for a minute then turn on power and sit back and watch. Unless you have enough practice do not touch as this will and can kill you. Always safety first.
No one ever did answer if a hobby Arc welder would be sufficient for such. would this indeed work?
Using copper pipe would work, however, it would most likely degrade quickly. I would experiment and feel free to let me know how it goes!
would using a length of copper pipe a better anode/cathode? (I don't see carbon on the list)
Doinkers! 72 amps @ 12 volts = 864 watts! Thats a whole lotta power!
Could this be done with an arc welder?
For some reason your circuit is pulling too much power. The breaker is trying to protect you by preventing you from melting your wires into a smoking mess or dying. Not only will a small mistake here kill you, but IT WILL HURT THE WHOLE TIME YOU ARE DYING.
I have tried to do this, but as soon as I turn it on it trips a breaker. Perhaps I am not making the connections correctly. Can you show detailed connections for a single microwave transformer? Hey, thanksabunch!
No joke. I don't know what went wrong but a friend of our family was recently killed doing this. Be careful people!
I have an AC amp meter on my single MOT machine.It pulls only 1.5Amps at 220V input. why do you think you need more power?Your MOTs are in parallel so their output voltage will be the same and in phase.Wouldn't you want to put them in series? althought it would require connecting the 'positive' output of the first to the core (ground) of the second..... not sure if that's safe or advisable.cheers
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So awesome !
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