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My first try at a Diy red

Catmandoo

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Here is my first red that I have built, Thanks to LarryQ, Ddl and Senkat. I can't post links yet so take out the space in these hyperlinks ! ht tp://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee210/catmandoo1305/P1050006.jpg ht tp://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee210/catmandoo1305/P1050005.jpg ht tp://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee210/catmandoo1305/P1050004.jpg ht tp://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee210/catmandoo1305/P1050001.jpg

It does all the standard things, balloons, matches and tape, now how to get it to light up the charcoal grill, hmmmm ?
 

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Catmandoo said:
Here is my first red that I have built, Thanks to LarryQ, Ddl and Senkat. I can't post links yet so take out the space in these hyperlinks ! http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee210/catmandoo1305/P1050006.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee210/catmandoo1305/P1050005.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee210/catmandoo1305/P1050004.jpg
http://i228.photobucket.com/albums/ee210/catmandoo1305/P1050001.jpg


It does all the standard things, balloons, matches and tape, now how to get it to light up the charcoal grill, hmmmm ?
I fixed your links for ya. A pinch of gunpowder will get that fire going. ;)
 

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Hey, Thanks for fixin the links ! I think maybe some rifle powder snuggled amongst the briquets. I made the body from easily ( at least to me ) acquired components, the tube is one inch aluminum from Ace hardware, the ends are one inch round aluminum stock, can't remember where I got it but Aircraft spruce and speciality sells it on the net if you can't find it locally, two battery holders from $ 2.99 flashlights, Radioshack and Senkat. I used metric 20 x 2 tap and dies on the threaded portions. Basicly a home built GB laser barrel. I found out today that if you put a sharpie mark on the back of your coworkers hand that it leaves a blister !
Duh !, He did this after watching it pop ballons and light a match, He is now grounded from the laser, maybe He won't breed. Lol
 

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;D My 18 y/o stepson did the same thing (dot on hand). ;D

What department at the hardware store had the aluminum tubing?
 

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roSSco said:
;D My 18 y/o stepson did the same thing (dot on hand).  ;D

What department at the hardware store had the aluminum tubing?
I did that plenty of times :D With sharpied skin too.I even tried the WL way of open wound healing and burnt my accidental cut.Didn't help much :p
A 26 year old friend of mine was having fun burning his tatoos with it while being drunk :D
 

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What department at the hardware store had the aluminum tubing?
The hardware store " Ace Hardware " has all kinds of neat stuff, a whole aisle of little bins with hard to find items and they have racks of metal pieces, small quantities but a varied selection, have not seen this at other chain stores. Aircraft spruce has tubing also, I found that sight looking for materials for this years new race car, lots of cool stuff there to fab with.
 




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