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    Quote Originally Posted by DogMan View Post
    Will do. And I'll bring a multimeter, which will be okay over 1 ohm
    Doggie, if you dont want to carry to much on the bus - I can bring those things and my groovy little build kit - you need to save room for Cake! Don't have that gunk for Arking issues though.
    Ps - have a heap of tiny coils too
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    Quote Originally Posted by AllyP View Post
    Doggie, if you dont want to carry to much on the bus - I can bring those things and my groovy little build kit - you need to save room for Cake! Don't have that gunk for Arking issues though.
    Ps - have a heap of tiny coils too
    i have a groovy little tupperware container to fit it all

    i just ordered 28 gauge kanthal too, my 26 nichrome would need too many wraps
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    Quote Originally Posted by btobw View Post
    1 vote for DogMan because squonkers, dogs, chooks and brevity

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    Quote Originally Posted by AllyP View Post
    Lol - I thought the brass just wasn't showing up in the pics - Blonde? not muchly!
    Um ... it's 24k gold plate on the Titanides.
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    Can someone bring some groovy wicking material? I chucked my lifetime's supply of cotton balls away when I gave up on building.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose View Post
    Can someone bring some groovy wicking material? I chucked my lifetime's supply of cotton balls away when I gave up on building.
    Just a hunch. But you may have some before then.

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    Quote Originally Posted by btobw View Post
    1 vote for DogMan because squonkers, dogs, chooks and brevity

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    Hi Rose.

    I remember a conversation about these a year or so ago and at the time i didnt come up with an answer but now after seeing the pics i believe its the shape of the switch. The switch being domed is making the contact area a pin point contact which will ether cause the arcing problem or at least make it worse. I have many mechanical mods and non of them have this issue and they all have a flat contact area. I am also of the opinion that the material the switch is made out of is also a factor with this issue.

    Hi Rose
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    Quote Originally Posted by Midlife View Post
    Hi Rose.

    I remember a conversation about these a year or so ago and at the time i didnt come up with an answer but now after seeing the pics i believe its the shape of the switch. The switch being domed is making the contact area a pin point contact which will ether cause the arcing problem or at least make it worse. I have many mechanical mods and non of them have this issue and they all have a flat contact area. I am also of the opinion that the material the switch is made out of is also a factor with this issue.

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    Hey Midlife.
    Well that seems like a very intelligent analysis of the possible problem. What am I supposed to do about it though?
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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose View Post
    Hey Midlife.
    Well that seems like a very intelligent analysis of the possible problem. What am I supposed to do about it though?
    custom classic squonkers have a domed positive contact that forms a make-break point

    most just use a conductive grease, like fab posted [or no ox id, but that isn't available locally] the problem with them is they dry hard. Takes maybe a month, but it helps in that time

    keeping the pin free of any pitts helps too, if you sand it, be sure to polish to 2000 grit minimum to avoid scratches that increase the issue
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    Quote Originally Posted by btobw View Post
    1 vote for DogMan because squonkers, dogs, chooks and brevity

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    Quote Originally Posted by Rose View Post
    Hey Midlife.
    Well that seems like a very intelligent analysis of the possible problem. What am I supposed to do about it though?
    I dont know......its tuesday night and i am a couple of CC's in and so i dont really care about anything atm.

    I need to see the stripped down switch to see if there is a simple way to modify it.
    I will have google and see what i can come up with
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    I knew I'd be in over my head before long. Domes, pits, grits ...
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