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by Jeffman3
Tue Jun 12, 2012 1:20 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: My new CPS system (Almost Done!!!)
Replies: 149
Views: 11008

Re: My new CPS system

KY His + Hers is a very high quality silicone-based lubricant. Don't ask me how I know this. Water will not just wash it away. Don't ask me how I know that, either. My pump is thin-wall 3/4" tubing with a 1/2" PVC pump shaft... I run a three-layer seal just because I'm all into over-engineering thin...
by Jeffman3
Fri Jun 08, 2012 1:13 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Repairs
Topic: CPS 1200 help
Replies: 5
Views: 860

Re: CPS 1200 help

Dibs! (If you decide to sell it) Send me a PM with a price- I've been looking for a fixer upper CPS-class blaster. You can be sure it'll go to a good home with me- very ideal conditions in my house for storing them, and I like to play with my toys so it will definitely see repairs and improvements. ...
by Jeffman3
Wed May 16, 2012 2:32 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: drink maker brainstorming
Replies: 29
Views: 3292

Re: drink maker brainstorming

Schedule 80 PVC. PVC solvent welding is safe for potable water, so I hardly see how it would be any worse in this application. Use 4" PVC and fittings for your reservoir (a bit pricey, especially with the SCH80 tubing, I'm afraid...) but the SCH80 is rated for far in excess of 150psi. Use a service ...
by Jeffman3
Wed May 16, 2012 2:25 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: A super soaking... aircraft?
Replies: 12
Views: 1512

Re: A super soaking... aircraft?

Set it up like a "clunk" style r/c aircraft fuel tank- there's a very flexible silicone line with a weighted intake that flops around the inside of the tank to keep it in the fuel or in your case water- you could also have a dual-layer setup like WWII-era fighters with the actual water container bei...
by Jeffman3
Thu May 10, 2012 11:05 pm
Forum: Humor & Fun
Topic: Hasbro IS LISTENING! the math speaks for itself!
Replies: 23
Views: 2424

Re: Hasbro IS LISTENING! the math speaks for itself!

It really doesn't take much work to make the HC a decent soaker... And I'm currently in the process of not exactly increasing the size of the bladder but of increasing the output. Sadly, it has a cylindrical bladder which does not lend itself to being k-modded. To prevent us from using LRT, they add...
by Jeffman3
Sun Apr 29, 2012 11:02 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Poll Best cannon
Replies: 11
Views: 1288

Re: Poll Best cannon

I know I'm going to get lynched for this, but I voted "Other" in reference to the HC. Sure, it's not nearly so nice as the older models, but... Well. I could look for months and not find any of the older blasters for sale near here- not to mention the fact that any "real" blasters as they are called...
by Jeffman3
Wed Apr 04, 2012 12:38 pm
Forum: Tips & Tactics
Topic: a location question
Replies: 6
Views: 1489

Re: a location question

I'm in New Mexico... Closer than the east coast guys!
by Jeffman3
Sun Mar 25, 2012 2:28 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Hydro Cannon Posible mod
Replies: 8
Views: 1083

Re: Hydro Cannon Posible mod

Um... I have, actually, come up with an interchangeable nozzle system for the HC... And it isn't just sticking CPVC down the front end- I've got a male threaded piece permanently secured to the end of the blaster and I can screw on different nozzle depending on the situation. Maximum shot time I've ...
by Jeffman3
Fri Mar 23, 2012 1:49 am
Forum: Other Equipment
Topic: Favorite Camo
Replies: 17
Views: 1886

Re: Favorite Camo

I voted Realtree. All of my rl camo stuff is that style and I can do a dandy job disappearing when I need to- though in all honesty it isn't just the camo that lets you disappear...
by Jeffman3
Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:01 pm
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: Your Best Buy ever
Replies: 35
Views: 6350

Re: Your Best Buy ever

HC for $13. :D
by Jeffman3
Thu Mar 08, 2012 12:00 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: spray on K mod?
Replies: 12
Views: 1177

Re: spray on K mod?

Why not put a single balloon on the bladder first? A single balloon will have no large impact on power and will make it a simple process to remove this stuff.

by Jeffman3
Sun Mar 04, 2012 1:52 am
Forum: Modifications
Topic: New discovery - PEX pipe
Replies: 5
Views: 704

Re: New discovery - PEX pipe

Hmm... I recall doing something very similar not too long ago.

I wasn't aware PEX used the same sizes. Good to know!

A couple inches off the end of the pipe should net you some better performance, as well. :)

Which reminds me... I still need to get video of the this mod v2.0. :soaked:
by Jeffman3
Fri Mar 02, 2012 11:58 am
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Hands-On: Water Warriors Colossus @
Replies: 16
Views: 2096

Re: Hands-On: Water Warriors Colossus @

For measuring the PC volume, couldn't you simply hold the blaster on end (nozzle up) and hold the trigger while pumping until water burbles out of the nozzle? Tilt the blaster down to drain the nozzle and then empty the PC into a cup or the like.
by Jeffman3
Wed Feb 29, 2012 6:32 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Water Guns You Didn't Like at First but Now Love
Replies: 19
Views: 1510

Re: Water Guns You Didn't Like at First but Now Love

Arctic Shock. Yeah, yeah... Everyone hates 'em for the small pump and PC. I can still coax some impressive ranges out of mine. Shot times are a bit short but it does soak fairly well. I like the balance of it- it's weighted similarly to my (real) carry weapon, the good ol' Smith & Wesson 1911 Police...
by Jeffman3
Thu Feb 23, 2012 12:36 pm
Forum: Marketplace
Topic: WW Gorgons at Wal Mart this year
Replies: 5
Views: 697

Re: WW Gorgons at Wal Mart this year

From what I gathered at the two Walmarts I go to, the HC was dropped for the winter season only... It should be back come spring/summer. I saw a Gorgon at Walmart in November and I'm still kicking myself for not picking it up... I think the Gorgon looks like a great candidate for a homebrew CPS blad...
by Jeffman3
Fri Feb 17, 2012 8:04 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: The Hydro Cannon and, erm, other Nerf models.
Replies: 8
Views: 1012

Re: The Hydro Cannon and, erm, other Nerf models.

The Hydro Cannon is probably an excellent blaster, mainly for its sheer modding potential. (Never got a chance to buy one, but I might if it's still available this year.) Every single other thing Nerf SS has ever released goes from being mediocre to being just plain useless garbage for most water w...
by Jeffman3
Fri Feb 17, 2012 6:55 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: The Hydro Cannon and, erm, other Nerf models.
Replies: 8
Views: 1012

The Hydro Cannon and, erm, other Nerf models.

When I came on to the WWn forums, there was a lot of hate being thrown around about the entire 2011 SS lineup... Though I've noticed it's decreased some. Since we got a bunch of pictures uploaded of the internals, have people forgiven its small bladder size for the fact that the rest of it is fairly...
by Jeffman3
Thu Feb 16, 2012 9:34 pm
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: Map the Water Warriors' World
Replies: 27
Views: 5711

Re: Map the Water Warriors' World

Hmm... No more adding of placemarkers? Can't for the life of me figure out how to do so, and there are a lot of good places out here I'd like to mark!
by Jeffman3
Thu Feb 16, 2012 12:16 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Latest Modification
Replies: 41
Views: 6364

Re: Latest Modification

Yar. I typically lug around that much weight (at least!) as I go through the day just to help maintain muscle tone. As a random tip... If there's anyone who'd like to help tone/strengthen their legs passively, those lead weights you strap to your ankles are great. Despite both knees and both ankles ...
by Jeffman3
Sat Feb 11, 2012 10:09 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Ready-made PVC pumps?!
Replies: 10
Views: 1691

Re: Ready-made PVC pumps?!

I'm broke. I make $60/week and have to pay $80/week for gas to get to school. I can't afford another homemade. Maybe this summer!

I'd do a compact unit to complement by big one.