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XXP 275 PC expansion

Postby TheSoaker » Sat May 18, 2013 11:05 pm

Hey guys I just picked up an XXP 275 and I would like to replace at least 1 of the PCs with a soda bottle. I was wondering how can I put one on? Also I might single it like I did with my monster XL.
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Re: XXP 275 PC expansion

Postby marauder » Sun May 19, 2013 8:33 am

This would work, but it would be a more permanent solution:
http://hydrowar.wordpress.com/2011/11/09/ss-210-mod/

Either way, you're going to have to file down the threads on the soda bottle. I'd try to do that and use an O ring first, if that doesn't work then I'd use epoxy.
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Re: XXP 275 PC expansion

Postby TheSoaker » Sun May 19, 2013 9:52 am

ok ill try that. ill tell you how it went after im done.
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Re: XXP 275 PC expansion

Postby SEAL » Sun May 19, 2013 10:41 am

Well here's what I did to attach 1L bottles to my MD 6000.

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I used a lathe to carve a piece of PVC into the same shape as the PC attachment/adapter/whatever the fudge it's called, then I cemented the bottle around the pipe (because 1/2" PVC happens to fit perfectly into the mouths of the bottles I used). For extra reinforcement, I used a hose clamp to hold it down.

Here's the best picture I have.
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Of course, that method is quite a bit harder, and you need to have a lathe. The good thing is, it's completely reversible. I can put the old PCs back in there whenever I want (I just have to transfer the O-rings).
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Re: XXP 275 PC expansion

Postby marauder » Sun May 19, 2013 10:45 am

That's awesome! Can I post this at Hydrowar? What exactly happened to your MD 6000 at MOAB anyway? I heard it started leaking or stopped working or something. Did you get it fixed?
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Re: XXP 275 PC expansion

Postby SEAL » Sun May 19, 2013 10:59 am

I was actually going to write up an article on it, but I never got around to it. When I do, you can post the whole thing on Hydrowar if you want. My 6000 was fine at MOAB, but when I used it in the theater at LBW, it started leaking from the valve. The stupid spring isn't strong enough to fully close the valve; it occasionally stays open just enough to let water out. It was actually doing this a little at MOAB, but it wasn't nearly as bad as when I used it in CT. I need to find a better spring.

Oh what the heck, I'll start writing the article now. Stay tuned.
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Re: XXP 275 PC expansion

Postby TheSoaker » Sun May 19, 2013 11:21 am

hey. i can do that! we have a lathe at my school and im allowed to work on my soakers and stuff there so im set!
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Re: XXP 275 PC expansion

Postby soakinader » Sun May 19, 2013 12:36 pm

That's a great mod! So did you only replace 1 PC? I wonder how that will perform...
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Re: XXP 275 PC expansion

Postby TheSoaker » Tue May 21, 2013 9:10 pm

Ok the new PC is on and now it shoots a little farther for longer. Now to lop off the Y and put on a new nozzle. What size should it be?
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Re: XXP 275 PC expansion

Postby SEAL » Wed May 22, 2013 10:45 am

Do you have any pictures? I'm curious to see how you did it. And I would replace both PCs, but it's up to you. As for nozzle size, 3/8" sounds pretty good. Not really sure though (just pulled that number out of my head), maybe someone else can give you a better size.
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Re: XXP 275 PC expansion

Postby marauder » Wed May 22, 2013 4:49 pm

I had an excel spreadsheet that plotted nozzle sizes vs range, but my monitor isn't working at the moment. I think it'd be cool if you did a multi nozzle mod.
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Re: XXP 275 PC expansion

Postby TheSoaker » Wed May 22, 2013 5:05 pm

its ok. all of you are gonna LOVE what I did with the nozzle. Im not telling its a suprise.
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Re: XXP 275 PC expansion

Postby TheSoaker » Wed May 22, 2013 8:59 pm

ok im done. heres what i did: i just used pvc cement to glue the new pc in place and for the nozzle I just cut off one of the nozzle selectors from the Y and attached it to the pipe that goes from the valve. i have not done range testing yet because its way too windy outside Image Image Image
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Re: XXP 275 PC expansion

Postby SEAL » Thu May 23, 2013 9:53 am

Wow, that looks pretty crazy. How about we see what happens when you replace the other PC? ;) At any rate it would look better, though that's not that big a deal. Can't wait to see what ranges it gets. Speaking of that, I should range-test my 60000.
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Re: XXP 275 PC expansion

Postby marauder » Fri May 24, 2013 9:46 am

Dude, that is absolutely sick. I have just one suggestion, take several grades of sandpaper and wrap them around a pencil or a rat tail rasp (even better) and smooth those custom nozzles out. I'd start out with 100 and then give it a good sanding, then follow up with 180, 280, 500, P800, and then if you're really crazy seal it all off with P2000. This will give you a stock level smooth stream. I'm crazy about sanding things out to get a good smooth nozzle (unless I'm going for a riot blast).
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Re: XXP 275 PC expansion

Postby soakinader » Fri May 24, 2013 2:01 pm

Hmm. I'd like to see how the performance has improved. I think you went a little crazy on drilling out the fan and shower blast; it looks like you now have 1X,3X 10X and 12X. Maybe you should experiment with some epoxy putty and/or a straw on the second XXP nozzle (you can just unscrew and swap them) and try to get an effective intermediate setting. Chances are this gun can support 5-8X pretty well.
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Re: XXP 275 PC expansion

Postby marauder » Fri May 24, 2013 3:08 pm

I really liked the stock "shower" nozzle, as it was kind of in between a shower and a burst. Even so, I'm pretty excited to see how this performs.
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Re: XXP 275 PC expansion

Postby Nemesis » Sun May 26, 2013 6:20 pm

Looks amazing! I have wanted to do this for a long time now, and i probably will eventually. However, i will be keeping both barrels :goofy: I just hope those pcs can support those nozzles!
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Re: XXP 275 PC expansion

Postby the oncoming storm » Fri Aug 15, 2014 5:10 pm

Bump, hey THESOAKER what kind of ranges is it getting?
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Re: XXP 275 PC expansion

Postby TheSoaker » Sat Aug 16, 2014 4:58 pm

Um the nozzle selector broke off so now its a riot blast that gets around 38 feet.
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