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Thread: Static generator ??

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    Boolit Master

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    Static generator ??

    Somebody was talking about ABS accumulating static quickly. Got me to thinking about our vacuum system at work, it is schedule 80 PVC I think, but any time you need to change a filter it will zap you good when you touch it. Was thinking about making something like that to use a vacuum cleaner to pull air through a double walled container.

    Apparently air moving past anything leaves a static charge ? That is why antennas are grounded ??


    So I needed a way to discharge the static charge which can build up in the antenna. Antenna acts a a capacitor against ground. The 80m 1/4-wave vertical antenna capacitance is in the order of 100-200pF. Snowflakes and rain can and will carry a charge and charge the antenna (capacitor)
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    Yes, static is accumulated in the plastic as air and particles pass through, forget the name of the principle. Some cheap PC guns use the method. The reason we use #5 plastic is it's dielectric constant, holds charge longer. No, antenna towers are grounded to act as a lightning arrester system due to charged clouds from above.
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    I was trying for far two long last night to get some Lil'Gun powder out of my Pact auto dispenser last night , wiping and blowing and still it wouldn't come out. I thought "dang, I need to make a bullet tumbler out of this stuff!
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    I did my first DT last night using Smoke's powder. After the swirl and shake I looked in the container and wasn't real sure I'd gotten good coverage. I looked around for a piece of flannel to rub the plastic container with and spied a pair of my military wool gloves in a box on top of the freezer. Put them on and did the swirl and shake again, with a little extra rubbing. Got excellent coverage.

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