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detonator/igniter parts Answered

i want to create a list of detonator/igniter key parts parts and where to buy them. like nichrome wire, those switches that need a key to turn, fuses and other necessities

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cpf (author)2007-12-02

My idea for nichrome wire is to just use a single strand from a peice of non-copper strand-core wire (which you can get at electronics suppliers virtually anywhere) As for switches, well, I get mine a princess auto (which is a Canada only thing), but expect to pay a lot for keyswitches wherever you find them...

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struckbyanarrow (author)cpf2008-08-09

no i have a key switch that came in the mail i got it here for 1.99$ www.goldmine-elec.com

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laserlacrosse59 (author)2007-12-22

Some of you have allready seen my instructable on the easist ignitor, but some of you havn't. Why would you use all the nichrome stuff when all you need is a christmas light, and it is very reliable.

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that one guy (author)2007-12-01

Unfortunately, no. I looked everywhere for nicrome before finally surrendering and going online. While I've read that you can get some in an old fashined heating element, I don't think you can find any nicrome Locally. Unless of course you're willing to pay out the nose for premade rocket ignitors-I saw a package of 6 of them at Hobby Lobby for around 6 bucks. Recently, I got 30 feet of nicrome off E-bay for 17 bucks, I figure it takes me maybe 1.3cm of nicrome per homemade ignitor, and aboutan inch and a half of speaker wire to make them myself-I've made an entire Altoids can full of them and I haven't made a dent in my supply. P.S. if you do go online to get some, GET IT ON A SPOOL. the stuff tangles wickedly.

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we do need a new toaster.... are the heating elements in there nicrome or some other heating element that uses around 120Volts

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I've just seen pictures of grids with nicrome wound in them- at least the posters say that it's nicrome, I've never found any myself.

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that one guy (author)2007-11-30

as far as ignitors go, I have made one instructable already, but I designed a better kind a while ago- balically speaker wire split and stripped at both ends using the same method to attach the nicrome securely: I'ts a faster, more compact, better looking way to do it. I'm considering making an instructable.

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yeah i added your instructable and about 10 others any chance of buying nicrome wire at radio shack? or a hobby store with rocket supples?

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