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by Tim
Fri Jul 31, 2020 6:20 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Watergun with an integrated water balloon launcher
Replies: 10
Views: 537

Re: Watergun with an integrated water balloon launcher

Ah! After 73 years, someone finally found a use for spent, unrecyclable Styrofoam cups!

Why Styrofoam? Does the cushioning property of the foam provide a better seal?
by Tim
Sat Jul 25, 2020 4:15 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Vapco PVC Spray N' Lock for PVC Homemades?
Replies: 2
Views: 246

Re: Vapco PVC Spray N' Lock for PVC Homemades?

That's interesting. Thank you for sharing. I appreciate how you bring new stuff to the table in your threads. For this hobby, I could see using this spray. At home, I'm not so sure. I realize that getting a 1/4-turn on the pipe after insertion is often considered a best practice, but I can't always ...
by Tim
Sat Jul 25, 2020 3:50 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Watergun with an integrated water balloon launcher
Replies: 10
Views: 537

Re: Watergun with an integrated water balloon launcher

That looks like a lot of fun! [banana]

What is the sabot made from?
by Tim
Sun Apr 26, 2020 4:36 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: CPH Progress = Ongoing
Replies: 2
Views: 462

Re: CPH Progress = Ongoing

Cool. Thanks for sharing.

I couldn't get your link to the old forum to work, but I was able to view at the following link...

https://web.archive.org/web/20130403195 ... php?t=6552

EDIT: SSC forums were down. Ben corrected the issue. Your link now works.

Tim
by Tim
Mon Mar 09, 2020 9:03 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Super Soaker XP100 Review
Replies: 14
Views: 1851

Re: Super Soaker XP100 Review

CDMT, Fast Cure 5200 or regular 5200? They both have the same total cure time, but the alleged "Fast Cure" can be handled sooner. Are these your videos below? If so, can you post photos (not in this thread but in whatever thread is appropriate)? https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UmkA_CAZrog https://ww...
by Tim
Mon Feb 17, 2020 9:38 am
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Super Soaker XP100 Review
Replies: 14
Views: 1851

Re: Super Soaker XP100 Review

Soak~ Whether you replace/modify the spring or install a valve with a more positive seal, you are still compromising the pressure-relieving feature of the valve. As long as someone doesn't get too greedy, the pinch valve with an upgraded spring will still relieve at a safe pressure (I say this under...
by Tim
Mon Feb 17, 2020 12:05 am
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Super Soaker XP100 Review
Replies: 14
Views: 1851

Re: Super Soaker XP100 Review

If the trigger spring is too weak, replace it or modify it. Replacement would be best so there is no risk of rendering the blaster unusable. Modifying the spring may require cutting it shorter and reshaping the cut end to look like the original looped end. At rest, the coils will be more extended th...
by Tim
Thu Feb 14, 2019 8:06 pm
Forum: Humor & Fun
Topic: Water Warfare Dank Memes
Replies: 89
Views: 21181

Re: Water Warfare Dank Memes

1 Upvote for Pepperidge Farms
by Tim
Tue Sep 18, 2018 9:52 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Homemade pump action designs?
Replies: 21
Views: 3643

Re: Homemade pump action designs?

The nozzle below suggested by TylerK is far and away the best nozzle I have. https://i.imgur.com/UQ0XO45.jpg I purchased mine HERE . The product page shows an image of the 2-inch sweeper nozzle, but this is indeed a 6" nozzle. I know of no other non-cast, non-stepped 6" sweeper nozzles on the market.
by Tim
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:43 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: K9 Kannon
Replies: 2
Views: 1259

Re: K9 Kannon

Ben, A one-handed balloon launcher would certainly be nifty (two hands to charge, one hand to fire). It looks like it's powered by LRT, which I'm sure you'll upgrade. You may even be able to use Theraband Gold. Or perhaps use Theraband Silver Tubing (there is no Theraband Gold Tubing). I don't know ...
by Tim
Mon Jul 23, 2018 11:17 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Spyra One
Replies: 68
Views: 9609

Re: Spyra One

Rike, Is there a screen on the intake to mitigate clogging of internal components from relatively large debris in the water? What if the water has a high calcium content (aka hard water)? I imagine the calcium would precipitate and scale inside the blaster. Can you run vinegar through it like you wo...
by Tim
Sun Jul 15, 2018 11:34 am
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Spyra One
Replies: 68
Views: 9609

Re: Spyra One

Ben - I have to agree with you about the product looking great. Each design revision of that shell has been a significant improvement in my opinion.

Rike - Will Spyra One be available in blue, too, from the start? Or do we have to wait for "Spyra Two"?
by Tim
Sun May 06, 2018 10:03 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Repairs
Topic: fixing a broken 1500
Replies: 34
Views: 6028

Re: fixing a broken 1500

icecrystal, "I will ship ANYWHERE in the world just to get it fixed." - It may be cheaper to just purchase the one below and keep your current one for parts... https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Super-soaker-CPS-1500-vintage-super-soaker-Super-rare-powerful-fully-working/163035395802? Just a thought, not tr...
by Tim
Thu Aug 17, 2017 8:58 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: water pump, backpack water machine gun (inspired in the Gattling)
Replies: 1
Views: 1220

Re: water pump, backpack water machine gun (inspired in the Gattling)

Hi Tengger,

Can you post a sketch of what you have in mind? Can you also post a photo of what you mean by "manual lever water pump"? This will give us a better idea of what you are trying to accomplish. Thank you.

VR,

Tim
by Tim
Sun Jul 30, 2017 10:07 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: New Linear Flow Valve
Replies: 21
Views: 6784

Re: New Linear Flow Valve

Hi Drench, Yes; the o-rings are a bit different. In the last trial, I used o-rings with a Shore A durometer of 70 (think car tire). The o-rings I have on order now have a Shore A durometer of 50 (almost as soft as a pencil eraser). Based on what I’ve read, softer o-rings work better in some low pres...
by Tim
Sun Jul 30, 2017 7:36 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Unconventional high power water gun designs
Replies: 5
Views: 1906

Re: Unconventional high power water gun designs

Hi Ben, I like where your head’s at. I also think watercrazy007 has some ideas worth bringing into the fold here. In particular, I like his shortened version of NightHawkInLight’s piston, but I’d stick with the original piston for 2” pipe due to its ease of manufacture. Because I am promoting the us...
by Tim
Sat Mar 25, 2017 4:36 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: New Linear Flow Valve
Replies: 21
Views: 6784

Re: New Linear Flow Valve

I'm finally back home. I updated my model today, making the following changes. Removed Inlet On/Off Seal groove. Made area within Inlet Body Seal equal to the area of the Outlet Body Seal minus the area within the Outlet On/Off Seal in an effort to achieve a “zero-pressure” seal. Made o-ring grooves...
by Tim
Thu Mar 23, 2017 12:37 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Adventure Force Super Storm - Walmart CPS
Replies: 25
Views: 4860

Re: Adventure Force Super Storm - Walmart CPS

PTT finally did get back to me. Perhaps I did not have the appropriate contacts initially. By now, they've seen isoaker's & Buff's reviews and this thread. They would like me to provide some additional feedback. So, they said they "would love to send some samples of the Super Storm and some other pr...
by Tim
Tue Mar 14, 2017 7:11 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Accumulator tanks as pressure chambers
Replies: 13
Views: 2531

Re: Accumulator tanks as pressure chambers

cdmt,

Awesome! Thanks for sharing. How did you adapt the "chinese toy squirt gun pump" to the PVC? Do you have any pics of your Jabsco blasters?

By the way, are you in the military? Just curious about the blousing band in the background.

VR,

Tim