If you have had it with persistent weeds that seem to come back no matter what you do, here is an ‘environmentally friendly’ way to kill them off permanently. By using a probe charged with 2400 Volts, [Jack] shows how you can conduct the electricity through the plant and all the way down into its roots while scorching the living daylights out of what sits above the ground.
Check out the video after the break….
Before you get to the video, a word of warning. In this video [Jack] takes apart a microwave oven. Microwave ovens can cook meat. You are made out of meat. DO NOT power up your microwave in a half assembled state with the magnetron still connected. Also, since microwave transformers can produce high voltages, you should be extremely cautious about what you touch while the transformer is connected to wall power. The electricity coming out of the microwave transformer can kill you. It won’t be slow and it won’t be funny so be careful.
In this video, [Jack] initially has the transformer wired up incorrectly. Below is a picture of how things should be connected.
Thanks to [Grenadier] who helped to make this video a success. We have featured several of his projects here such as this one where he wound his own transformer to make some incredible arcs.
—- Update —-
A recent trip to the office park seems to show that this was a success. There are many different individual plants in the bunch but the ones that actually were hit by the high voltage are yellow and dead. The others right next to where we were zapping are not looking as healthy as other plants nearby.