Neither my friends nor myself are professionals at this. If you decide to take on this DIY project, you do so at your own risk. I will not be responsible for you shocking yourself or burning down your place.
We wanted to use ozone to control the smell from our gardens, but can't afford the price. Google'd DIY ozone generator and voila....here we are.
Items you will need:
1: A 7500-volt (or more:)) neon sign transformer. I found mine on Craigslist for $25, and they are all over eBay. Search for Ozone, Neon, ect. Mine is 9000 volts.
2: A chunk of glass (NOT tempered!!!). Use an old picture frame glass, someone on CL thats giving away old aluminum windows. It cannot be tempered as you will need to cut it to whatever size you need. Mine is 5-1/2" wide x 16" long x ~1/8" thick.
3: Two spark plug wires. Thicker is better. Find someone who recently gave their car (or bike) a tune-up and still has their old wires. Or go buy some. If you can find a supply of bulk HV wire, then go that route. Mine are used from a Geo Metro.
4: A decent length of main power cord material (an extension cord you can sacrifice works).
5: A fuse-holder of some kind. I went with the glass slo-blow ones as I didn't want the fuse to pop when I plugged it in. Just make sure it's as close to the amperage draw of the transformer as you can get. Should be a no-brainer considering what we are playing with. I bought mine at Radio Shack.
6: Various connectors for making the various connections. I went with 1/4" and 5/16" 'yellow' ring terminals for the main power and ground to the transformer, and some copper 5/16" battery terminals (crimp style) for the HV lines at the transformer. All connectors I got at my local auto parts store. Obviously, get what fits your transformer.
7: Duct. I used a 6" diameter x 20" long section. Started off as a 60" long section, but we built two of these at the same time and have parts left to make one more.
8: The screen. I used perforated aluminum because it was free. If I were to build another one, I would try to find some Stainless Steel screen, mesh, perforated material....whatever. What you are going for is surface area.
9: Aluminum tape. This is to create the 'mirror' side of the panel. I don't remember where I got mine, but it is actual aluminum tape. Pretty stiff, but sticky.
10: Tools. Glass cutter. Screwdriver(s). Pliers. Crimpers. A saw(for cutting the screen and duct.) Hot glue gun. Knife.
I might have forgotten something...you might have a better idea than what I did on mine...whatever works. I just want to get this out there in the community for all to use.
So, on with the build.
Edited by MindBender01, 07 November 2010 - 08:57 AM.