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Robert k (Unregistered Guest)
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Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 1:49 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Do you think it would be possible to create a home made fly zapper out of say a 6 volt battery and a large capacator?
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scifeli (Unregistered Guest)
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Well you’d need high voltage and a capacitor. There are several ways to do this, you could have a wire mesh connected to a capacitor charged via a high voltage transformer and a diode to rectify the output. To get the high voltage you could just continually short the transformer with a switch or use an oscillator. To attract the bugs you’d need a light source. If you are targeting mosquitoes a carbon dioxide emitter.
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Nobody
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Posted on Thursday, October 27, 2005 - 8:38 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

What is resin? Does it dry clear? I need info.
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jar4 (Unregistered Guest)
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What is resin? Does it dry clear? I need info.
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Zach Gerner (Zach_gern_curds)
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Posted on Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 6:05 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

What does resin have to do with fly zappers?
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Marcus Shaw (Schorhr)
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Posted on Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 3:43 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Only few bugs get zapped:
http://www.ipm.iastate.edu/ipm/hortnews/1996/6-14-1996/bugzapper.html ;-)
Dangerous to play with such a circuit, high voltage can be dangerous not only to bugs.
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Simon Quellen Field (Sfield)
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Posted on Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 3:54 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

They are using the wrong bait.

Try carbon dioxide instead of light.

A box of baking soda on a heater should do it. A bit of nichrome wire
should suffice to heat the bicarbonate so that it releases carbon dioxide.
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scott (Ichyc)
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Posted on Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 10:17 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

Hey speaking of nichrome wire, is it reusable like can you use it several times or dose it just burn out after the first use?
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Simon Quellen Field (Sfield)
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Posted on Thursday, October 5, 2006 - 10:47 pm:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

If they burned out after the first use, toasters would have to be
really cheap...

The glowing wires in the toaster are made of nickel-chromium alloy,
called nichrome for short.
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scott (Ichyc)
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Posted on Friday, October 6, 2006 - 12:57 am:   Edit PostDelete PostView Post/Check IPPrint Post   Move Post (Moderator/Admin Only)Ban Poster IP (Moderator/Admin only)

O I didn't know that toasters used nichrome for a heating element cool I thought that the wire would burn out after one use cause I plan to use them for rocket igniters.
If it wasn't reusable I was going to just use regular igniters but now I can save a lot of money thanks I should have Benn using nichrome wire all of the time.

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