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by Mister Smitty
Mon Oct 15, 2012 11:16 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: My first APH build
Replies: 2
Views: 596

Re: My first APH build

Certainly should not...
by Mister Smitty
Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: On check valves.
Replies: 21
Views: 2866

Re: On check valves.

Exactly my thoughts... aside from that, I made a new thread for the build after cracking into the first parts. Wish me luck! (Also, I figured out a check valve solution- at least in part. Posted on the new thread.)

http://www.waterwar.net/site_wwn/board/topic5764.html
by Mister Smitty
Sun Oct 14, 2012 5:31 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: My first APH build
Replies: 2
Views: 596

My first APH build

This morning I bought about half of the needed materials to complete a pretty basic APH. So far, it's shaping up nice, although rather odd (sorry about the blur- dark room; long exposure:) http://i.imgur.com/gbJDl.jpg You'll notice it's got a huge honking check valve. As it turns out, it was a whole...
by Mister Smitty
Sun Oct 07, 2012 9:46 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: On check valves.
Replies: 21
Views: 2866

Re: On check valves.

The bottoms on the containers seem like they might blow out under intense pressure- but my plan is to put a 5" cap over the top so that the main purpose of the container is to bridge the gap between the cap and size adapter. This means that the container will be in constant tension, with little or n...
by Mister Smitty
Sat Oct 06, 2012 4:08 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: On check valves.
Replies: 21
Views: 2866

Re: On check valves.

Just found my PCs. I think I mentioned before that 3 inch pipe is not available anywhere I look in town, and range is a priority to me. So I scavenged in recycling bins hoping to find some worthy containers, probably 2 liter bottles, and got a great surprise.* 2 detergent bottles measuring exactly 5...
by Mister Smitty
Fri Oct 05, 2012 3:37 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: On check valves.
Replies: 21
Views: 2866

Re: On check valves.

One thing that's been driving me crazy is the lack of availability of 3" pipe around here. The largest all 3 of the potential stores go is 2," which I understand I want nothing to do with if possible. Maybe I'll find a way to make the PCs out of components like Ts. As to the check valves (original t...
by Mister Smitty
Fri Oct 05, 2012 11:45 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: On check valves.
Replies: 21
Views: 2866

Re: On check valves.

I had my eye on the super cannon II (which I found several times on SSC) but I mentally set it aside for a later date. My whole grand idea is to get to know these things well, then design all of my builds. I actually was drawing up an idea that may either become my next project or never see the ligh...
by Mister Smitty
Thu Oct 04, 2012 9:18 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: On check valves.
Replies: 21
Views: 2866

Re: On check valves.

Thanks for the help.

@Poseidon: Some of those videos are sweet, though for the last one I get the idea he could have made it better with a smaller nozzle. I'm already analyzing things, this is good.

@Duxburian: I found a 1/2 valve for around 3 bucks on amazon, but I'm skeptical...
by Mister Smitty
Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:59 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: On check valves.
Replies: 21
Views: 2866

Re: On check valves.

By that, I meant check valves in particular. I sort of gave up buying water guns a long time ago (you can't even find a hornet around anymore,) and a good portion of the fun is in building it then bragging about building it. Wait, even better: destroying the moron that just dropped 90 bucks on a hug...
by Mister Smitty
Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:53 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: On check valves.
Replies: 21
Views: 2866

Re: On check valves.

Thanks, I'll have to consider doing something like in the article that I immediately found on SSC. I'm starting to find some questionable (but very cheap) things on amazon, as well.
by Mister Smitty
Thu Oct 04, 2012 6:34 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: On check valves.
Replies: 21
Views: 2866

On check valves.

I've recently joined the homemade water gun community (cheers, everybody!) after deciding to mix up capture the flag a bit. The internet has gotten me hooked on them. I'm working on my first proper PVC gun, a simple APH, and after shopping around my local hardware stores, I've discovered that the on...