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by watercrazy007
Mon Jul 31, 2017 7:36 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Unconventional high power water gun designs
Replies: 4
Views: 1253

Re: Unconventional high power water gun designs

Wow, I was just about to post how implementing a piston would be hard because of pushing it back and the air/water sources to make that happen, and on and on. Check, check, check, all that is solved, fantastic. There really is no way to exclude a piston without putting a 90 degree turn. Does the 3-W...
by watercrazy007
Mon Jul 31, 2017 6:49 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: New Linear Flow Valve
Replies: 21
Views: 4820

Re: New Linear Flow Valve

Tim, your linear valve is absolutely incredible. I just don't know what to say, its just so good. If this thread is still open for new ideas, I have an interesting one: a kink valve. Basically attach the pvc to a stiff garden hose and go back into pvc again. The two pvc sections connect together lik...
by watercrazy007
Tue Jul 25, 2017 5:24 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Potential Successor to APH
Replies: 17
Views: 1821

Re: Potential Successor to APH

It was difficult to find these videos and share it to you, but here they are. One video is of me with the 3/8'' nozzle and the other is with me doing the 1'' riot blast which I call shotgun mode. These videos are from two months ago. I set out to improve my cannon for a party a month ago, only to ta...
by watercrazy007
Sun Jul 23, 2017 4:21 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Potential Successor to APH
Replies: 17
Views: 1821

Re: Potential Successor to APH

You've explained your point well enough now. I've looked at irrigation sites and their figures for sprinkler range and flow capacity are a little higher but match close to yours. It is ratio of the areas (conservation of flow) which makes the water go faster and farther and the thickness of the stre...
by watercrazy007
Sun Jul 23, 2017 12:41 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Potential Successor to APH
Replies: 17
Views: 1821

Re: Potential Successor to APH

Thanks again for responding. PVC Unions do not leak. Here is a picture of one: PVC Union.jpg Basically the threads squeeze a flat PVC surface against the O-ring creating the seal. Although I have no definitive proof to show you yet, I have used a PVC Union to connect my air hose (leading to a brass ...
by watercrazy007
Sat Jul 22, 2017 12:18 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Potential Successor to APH
Replies: 17
Views: 1821

Re: Potential Successor to APH

Here is the complex design, which incorporates constant pressure: Complex Design Complex Design 2.png Its basically the simple design, but with two ways into the pressure chamber. When your pump pushes the piston back, air goes through the PVC check valve. When you fire the water gun, air goes only ...
by watercrazy007
Mon Jul 17, 2017 4:25 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Potential Successor to APH
Replies: 17
Views: 1821

Re: Potential Successor to APH

I'm starting to see that the standard version (not shown) is a waste of time. It's more complexity for no benefit. You could almost buy a bike pump and Schrader valve for the money it takes to make the accessories. I've removed it. I've updated the simple version with minor modifications; they shoul...
by watercrazy007
Sun Jul 16, 2017 5:11 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Potential Successor to APH
Replies: 17
Views: 1821

Re: Potential Successor to APH

Thanks for replying again, Drenchenator: I definitely agree with the things you are saying. The weight estimate was just a (meh, sounds about right) estimate. If its not close, I'll remove it. While I still believe 46 pounds is attainable, its definitely not for combat. There are some places that se...
by watercrazy007
Sun Jul 16, 2017 1:23 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Potential Successor to APH
Replies: 17
Views: 1821

Re: Potential Successor to APH

I made Sketchup drawings of two versions of my watergun. Both do not have a pressure regulator drawn in them yet (still figuring how to cost-effectively implement this), but one has a regular pump while the other has the (air/water) pump. Unfortunately, I haven't been able to post the Sketchup files...
by watercrazy007
Fri Jul 14, 2017 9:46 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Potential Successor to APH
Replies: 17
Views: 1821

Potential Successor to APH

Hi guys, this is my first post. I've been building homemade water guns for over a year in the style of a 2 inch diameter piston water cannon. It gets its air from 3/8 inch air hose wrapped around it so that I can have the cannon ready on standby and take the valve "safety" off whenever I want to fir...