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by TylerK
Sat Jun 03, 2017 11:42 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Repairs
Topic: Maintenance is essential now more than ever!
Replies: 9
Views: 1427

Maintenance is essential now more than ever!

Maintenance is essential now more than ever! It’s nothing new; we all will eventually face the truth that there is going to be no return of the great performing CPS blasters. There isn’t enough demand, so manufacturers can’t make profits on big guns. Or vice versa; manufactures haven’t created/marke...
by TylerK
Sat Jun 03, 2017 9:05 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Did some range testing today, CPS & Homemades
Replies: 6
Views: 1121

Re: Did some range testing today, CPS & Homemades

It's hard to 100% rely on old measurements (except for like iSoaker's, etc...), especially if it was some 13 year old making claims on an old forum post. Because everybody has a different standard they are measuring too; last drop, puddle, effective, was there any WIND..... an undetected breeze can ...
by TylerK
Sat Jun 03, 2017 7:22 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Did some range testing today, CPS & Homemades
Replies: 6
Views: 1121

Re: Did some range testing today, CPS & Homemades

The 5/16" (could be 3/8") is a 6 inch long smooth brass tapered nozzle I found last year (the threads in the homemade section has a picture of it on a gun). It's produces a very thick stream of water with only a short shot time but gives incredible range and cohesiveness. It empties the 3/4 gallon c...
by TylerK
Sat Jun 03, 2017 2:16 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Did some range testing today, CPS & Homemades
Replies: 6
Views: 1121

Did some range testing today, CPS & Homemades

See attached image/graph for listed data. Maybe someone will find this interesting, just my findings. I know it's somewhat subjective what "effective range" is, so I make no claims for effective range, just last drops and puddles. I have found anything with a k-mod breaks up the stream more. The CPS...
by TylerK
Sat Jun 03, 2017 1:28 pm
Forum: Humor & Fun
Topic: Getting the next generation started while young
Replies: 1
Views: 773

Getting the next generation started while young

See attached picture, me and my two oldest boys. They love to play, fix, and build soakers with me.
by TylerK
Tue May 23, 2017 7:33 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Repairs
Topic: CPS 1000 Bladder sliding off post
Replies: 2
Views: 794

Re: CPS 1000 Bladder sliding off post

Haven't seen it before. I have put a some teflon tape on the bladder as well as where the main reservoir connects just to tighten/seal it up before. Where is it leaking after charging it? Nozzle? Is there a crack? Or was it was the bladder connection point? Did you try a rubber band to stop the occa...
by TylerK
Mon May 22, 2017 11:04 am
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Have manufacturers given up?
Replies: 8
Views: 1238

Re: Have manufacturers given up?

Oh let me see. A 2500 pump-shot, so needed the rubber washer epoxy back on in the valve. A 1200 had a missing/broken pump, made a new one. And a 1000 had a crack on it's valve which leaked, again marine epoxy to the rescue. Did take any pictures, all these repairs are pretty well documented at sscen...
by TylerK
Sun May 21, 2017 12:01 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Have manufacturers given up?
Replies: 8
Views: 1238

Re: Have manufacturers given up?

The state things are in saddens me. The only thing that has been advanced water war in my opinion is the dad who came up with the quick fill water balloons (now sold by Zuru), I think he initially did a kick-starter to get the design out there. Now if someone would design a CPS gun that was easily r...
by TylerK
Sat May 20, 2017 8:10 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: *PROPER* LRT expansion.
Replies: 6
Views: 1087

Re: *PROPER* LRT expansion.

Last year I was running into this issue with homemade splashzookas; that's why the bubble is there!! I was using 10-18" worth of LRT, it would start wherever it wanted, and then kink itself, or sometimes pop if you didn't know what was happening (hence I started using clear plexiglass/plastic for th...
by TylerK
Fri Oct 14, 2016 11:26 am
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: Frozen Fury/or other War
Replies: 37
Views: 3891

Re: Frozen Fury/or other War

Texas, extreme hot? Maybe just hot with extreme humidity. AZ is extreme hot. It's still 95 today (low of 60), which is just beautiful!
by TylerK
Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:47 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Homemade Splashzooka
Replies: 16
Views: 1677

Re: Homemade Splashzooka

Yes, I'll do some kind of short instruction or video. I know now to NOT use a clear vacuum plastic tube (like this https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01F2UDNLK/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o02_s01?ie=UTF8&psc=1) because after about 10 fill ups it blew up! I'll be switching to a stronger Plexiglass Acrylic ...
by TylerK
Thu Oct 06, 2016 5:44 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: My CPH just shot over 70 Ft!
Replies: 18
Views: 2954

Re: My CPH just shot over 70 Ft!

Tim, I did try these (4mm?) straws you had linked: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B00ATJOMNI/ref=oh_aui_detailpage_o01_s00?ie=UTF8&psc=1 I like them! The 3mm straws fit just inside of these ones, and I get at least the same performance if not a slight increase. I get about 19 straws in a 3/4 PVC ...
by TylerK
Fri Sep 30, 2016 1:04 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Homemade Splashzooka
Replies: 16
Views: 1677

Re: Homemade Splashzooka

Using the new 6" long tapered nozzle this thing get 58ft effective range with a SINGLE 3/8", 35psi tube! (operates at 30PSI when expanded). It empties a 3 ft x 2.5" chamber in about 4 seconds. Have it on video too.
by TylerK
Wed Sep 28, 2016 3:55 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: My CPH just shot over 70 Ft!
Replies: 18
Views: 2954

Re: My CPH just shot over 70 Ft!

I just got a pressure gauge, when all the way full (reading through the laminator) I'm getting 60 PSI. Don't how that compares (POPCAP is 70 right?).
by TylerK
Sun Sep 25, 2016 3:51 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: My CPH just shot over 70 Ft!
Replies: 18
Views: 2954

Re: My CPH just shot over 70 Ft!

Can't wait to get that nozzle on my blaster! My forestry firefighting nozzles were such a bust. Can you post images of your new laminator? Did you end up adding a third screen and a plenum like you mentioned? These features improved performance in my setup. VR, Tim The new laminator did improve ran...
by TylerK
Thu Sep 22, 2016 4:29 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Repairs
Topic: Total Fail Monster X (2000)...
Replies: 8
Views: 1113

Re: Total Fail Monster X (2000)...

I'm glad it's working again! With a little perseverance one can keep a old soaker running for a long time. Most everything is fixable is these things.
by TylerK
Thu Sep 22, 2016 12:58 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: My CPH just shot over 70 Ft!
Replies: 18
Views: 2954

Re: My CPH just shot over 70 Ft!

Thanks Ben for the info! Yeah, most of the nozzles I found were stepped or rough. Ewing had two in stock at the local store, but one had an extra burr/lip inside leftover, otherwise there are ever so slight lines going in the direction of the flow, but still smooth. With an ever so slight breeze (tr...
by TylerK
Tue Sep 20, 2016 5:37 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: My CPH just shot over 70 Ft!
Replies: 18
Views: 2954

Re: My CPH just shot over 70 Ft!

So I remeasured the straws with a clearer ruler and they are 3mm (I had edited the post above). Yes, the larger straws haven't worked as well in my 'straighteners', but now I'm interested in a 4-5mm size (slightly larger than current). Both of these below are 5mm: https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00GGGPL0...
by TylerK
Tue Sep 20, 2016 12:07 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: My CPH just shot over 70 Ft!
Replies: 18
Views: 2954

Re: My CPH just shot over 70 Ft!

I'll have to play around lubricants (most likely silicone). Was just curious. The 6" nozzle is very smooth inside and is not stepped either; I made sure of that and is why I brought locally ($7.95). The 2" nozzle got 64' last drop, 58-60 effective (like Ben's did). The red one is not as good, little...
by TylerK
Mon Sep 19, 2016 2:24 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: My CPH just shot over 70 Ft!
Replies: 18
Views: 2954

Re: My CPH just shot over 70 Ft!

Question (maybe for Ben?); would lubricating (with silicone grease) the inside of a brass nozzle help reduce drag/friction? Creating a smoother thin layer between the water and the wall. From what I gather, there is usually a slow moving thin layer of fluid/water between the wall and the rest of the...