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    Martin555
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    Excellent Ken,
    Looking forward to it.

    Martin555.
    If it looks right it probably is.
    KenThompson
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    Hi Martin55,,, When I get all the bits and get going, then I will post the results , and pictures.
    Iโ€™m still waiting for the air pump.
    Cheers for now.
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    May the wind always be always where you want it .
    Martin555
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    Hi Ken,
    Are you going to post your experiments.?
    I would like to see them.

    Martin555.
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    If it looks right it probably is.
    KenThompson
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    Reporting that I have received my voltage dropper and
    e-cigarette ends ready to start my smoke generator. Just waiting for my pump to complete the equipment needed .
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    May the wind always be always where you want it .
    jbkiwi
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    Re - (it's actually quite addictive)" very funny.

    Don't worry about power cuts Martin, I have truckloads of LiPos, (you're thinking what if they go flat in a power cut ?) well, there's always the car to plug the LiPo charger into, (or to pinch 12v from)๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ˜๐Ÿ˜‚, not to mention a 900w generator if all else fails! (used that quite often in long power cuts so I can have lights and TV going, - run a cord from gen in my garden shed๐Ÿ˜€, handy item! Failing even that, I'll just burn a tree in the back yard, - lovely smoke (best Windsor Davies voice)๐Ÿ˜‚
    JB
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    jbkiwi
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    Re "But what can you get to quit making smoke units.

    Saw a vid on You Tube about someone modifying the Heng long smokers with a Thermistor. Reckoned they were a lot easier than the coils. You shouldn't have any fires if you dont get the coils red hot as they make smoke just under that point.

    I used to rebuild the odd bathroom ceiling fan they threw out at work years ago (used in some of the offices, dunnys etc. What used to happen was they fitted them in rooms with no fresh air intake, so the PTC (I think) thermistor between the coils on the brushless motors burnt out (just circulating its own air). All you had to do was replace them with a bit of 5A fuse wire and you had a good fan, (some were only months old). Fitted one in the bathroom of my new house,- perfect. Saved about $80. Gave a few to friends as well for workshops etc.

    Never mentioned the fix to work but they would not have been able to re-use them for ins reasons (not being 'as manufactured') although perfectly safe to use.
    Same fix works on home pedestal fans as well,-they stop due to lack of lube in the bushes and cook the thermistor. People throw a perfectly good fan away but fuse wire, oil the bushes and away you go for another 10 yrs!
    JB
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    Hi Mike,
    A Thermistor is a resistor whose resistance varies with it's temperature.
    PTC means Positive Temperature Coefficient.
    Which means that the resistance increase with temperature.
    Thermistor heaters come in various forms from tiny to huge and are used instead of nichrome wire for all sorts of heating jobs such as hair driers, bathroom fan heaters and in cars.
    They have the advantage that they can be designed for specific temperature ranges and when they reach their maximum design temp they stay there as long as the volts are applied๐Ÿ˜Š Possible disadvantages for our purposes are the initial heat-up time and operating current. Current is typically high while heating up but falls dramatically when at operating temperature when the resistance is at maximum. I=V/R ๐Ÿ˜‰. We'll see.
    After reading that article I started trolling my usual suppliers for suitable versions.
    No luck yet, either too small or way too big โ˜น๏ธ
    Anyway, I'm concentrating more on the alchemy side at the moment.
    I have several commercial mini smokers, e.g. for HO/OO scale locos etc., to experiment with. So I'm attacking the problem of the elusive 'Black Smoke'.
    As soon as I find some suitable thermistors heaters I'll be off and running๐Ÿคž
    Cheers, Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Young at heart - slightly older in other places ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers Doug
    mturpin013
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    Come on then Doug let your talents be tested and design a PTC Thermistor Heater version, whatever a PTC is?
    PS I do it myself but my December issue hasn't arrived yet (not much chance!)
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    "But what can you get to quit making smoke units. ?"
    Burnt down workshop?๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ”ฅ
    Incinerated model? ๐Ÿ”ฅ๐Ÿ˜ฎ๐Ÿ˜ญ
    BTW just been reading an article (in December Model Boats, see HMSIron Duke, Broadside in miniature) about a smoke generator using a PTC Thermistor Heater instead of nichrome coils. No chance of fires๐Ÿ˜Š
    Doug ๐Ÿ˜Ž
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    Young at heart - slightly older in other places ๐Ÿ˜‰ Cheers Doug
    Martin555
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    Hi Jb,
    I thought you'r comment:-

    "(it's actually quite addictive)" very funny.

    Smoking is addictive
    Vaping Is addictive
    Making smoke units is now addictive. LOL!

    you'r hooked LOL!

    You can get a stick on patch to help to stop smoking.

    You can cut back on the nicotine percentage to stop vaping.

    But what can you get to quit making smoke units. ?

    Maybe a power cut LOL!!!

    Martin555.
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