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Scavenging Microwave Ovens

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One man's trash, that's another man's come up.

It's my lucky day because my neighbor is throwing away a microwave! One man's trash is another man's treasure, and with all the parts I can harvest off this abandoned appliance, I feel like I just won the lottery!

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This project is extremely dangerous and should not be attempted without adult supervision and adequate training. Misuse, or careless use, of tools or projects may result in severe electric shock, serious injury, death, and/or permanent damage to equipment and property. The pink high voltage insulator on the magnetron is made with beryllium oxide, and is a hazardous material. Regular inhalation of the dust can lead to lung diseases similar to those caused by asbestos. Do not break it. Use of this video content is at your own risk.

Music By: Kevin Macleod (Down Home Rockin)

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I'm super excited about these salvaged parts, because there are a ton of dangerous projects I can use these for. Like unballasted high voltage electrical arcing, or instantly fatal traveling arcs. How about improvised spot welding, or dangerously exciting metal melting, and even makeshift AC stick welders? I feel like I made out like a bandit on this project, and these salvaged components will lay the foundation for many projects to come.

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