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by SSCBen
Sat May 04, 2019 5:50 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Gun Storage
Replies: 3
Views: 45

Re: Gun Storage

This datasheet says that latex tubing can handle temperatures from -65 F to 180 F, so the weakest component of a CPS blaster is not a problem. The seals probably have a similar temperature range. I'd be more worried about the potential for mold growth. Empty the reservoirs and dry pump them with the...
by SSCBen
Mon Apr 22, 2019 11:01 pm
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: MOAB 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 546

Re: MOAB 2019

Sorry, I'll have to sit this one out. See you all another time.
by SSCBen
Fri Mar 01, 2019 8:17 pm
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: MOAB 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 546

Re: MOAB 2019

Congratulations on getting your PHD btw. It's probably too early, but do you have any idea of where you are going to be applying for jobs? Thanks. I won't be applying to any jobs until after I graduate. I'll be taking at least 3 months off then and will have plenty of time to apply to jobs. I'm ope...
by SSCBen
Wed Feb 27, 2019 8:04 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Is Water Warriors Dead?
Replies: 14
Views: 720

Re: Is Water Warriors Dead?

Based on a blog post by iSoaker, Water Warriors continued to exist in 2019, and even is releasing a new blaster.

http://www.artofsoaking.com/2019/02/23/ ... dent-2019/
by SSCBen
Wed Feb 27, 2019 5:10 pm
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: MOAB 2019
Replies: 19
Views: 546

Re: MOAB 2019

I should be graduating May 25 or 26. So sometime the week of the 27th would be the only time I can do it it before June.
by SSCBen
Sun Jan 27, 2019 9:54 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Is Water Warriors Dead?
Replies: 14
Views: 720

Re: Is Water Warriors Dead?

You're right, Water Warriors is no longer mentioned on Buzz Bee's website. I'm not sure what to make of this. This is the worst news in the hobby in a while.

Spyra and homemades might be our only hopes now.
by SSCBen
Sun Dec 09, 2018 4:02 pm
Forum: Water Wars
Topic: Autumn Invitational War
Replies: 36
Views: 1789

Re: Autumn Invitational War

Dec. 29. I don't know about the time.
by SSCBen
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:27 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Repairs
Topic: Replacement screws for old Super Soakers
Replies: 5
Views: 350

Re: Replacement screws for old Super Soakers

Great find. Post again if you figure out the other screw size as I only see these sorts of repairs becoming more common.
by SSCBen
Tue Oct 30, 2018 6:41 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: A chart showing pump diameter vs. force
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Re: A chart showing pump diameter vs. force

We have some information on pressures reported on Super Soaker boxes here: http://www.sscentral.org/physics/man_pumps.html Drenchenator figured out the forces for various water guns based on the reported information. It would be simpler to use a smaller pump diameter than to use a lever. The net eff...
by SSCBen
Mon Oct 29, 2018 11:04 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: A chart showing pump diameter vs. force
Replies: 5
Views: 513

Re: A chart showing pump diameter vs. force

Nice work. Should be useful for folks designing water guns.
by SSCBen
Sat Oct 20, 2018 5:51 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: APH Design Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 780

Re: APH Design Questions

The problem might be pressure rated pipe and fittings. Lowes and Home Depot usually have a good selection of non-pressure rated pipe and fittings. The current APH guide uses non-pressure rated pipe and fittings because I didn't know any better at the time. I intend to fix this next year. Our pressur...
by SSCBen
Wed Oct 10, 2018 12:51 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: APH Design Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 780

Re: APH Design Questions

I don't remember clearly. The dropoff was fairly bad, as it typical for air pressure, so I don't think you have more than a few seconds before you'd want to recharge.
by SSCBen
Mon Oct 08, 2018 6:30 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: APH Design Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 780

Re: APH Design Questions

People have done 3 vertical chambers before. I haven't tried it myself, so I can't comment on whether it has height or balance issues, but I don't imagine it's any worse than the two 3" diameter chambers I used in the guide.
by SSCBen
Mon Oct 08, 2018 2:48 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: APH Design Questions
Replies: 14
Views: 780

Re: APH Design Questions

This should not appreciably affect the pumping. Generally the wider the flow path, the higher the flow rate. In this case the main bottleneck is the nozzle as you said, but you might find adding more connections to slightly improve the flow rate. However, these designs would not work well as-is beca...
by SSCBen
Fri Oct 05, 2018 6:35 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Interesting firing valve used in air cannon, might be worth investigating
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: Interesting firing valve used in air cannon, might be worth investigating

That's possible. I probably would prefer having a separate air tank that's filled by a small bike pump for simplicity, though. Refill the air tank when you are refilling your water reservoir. Another possibility is to use a system with a built in air supply already, like a CAP design (like that used...
by SSCBen
Wed Oct 03, 2018 8:49 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Interesting firing valve used in air cannon, might be worth investigating
Replies: 4
Views: 360

Re: Interesting firing valve used in air cannon, might be worth investigating

"Air piloted" values like this have been used for a long time in air cannons. I don't think anyone has tried this sort of design for water guns. The main problem would be that the pilot volume needs to be refilled with air after each trigger pull. If you use tap shots I imagine this will exhaust you...
by SSCBen
Fri Sep 14, 2018 8:38 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Homemade pump action designs?
Replies: 21
Views: 1295

Re: Homemade pump action designs?

I don't think those are what I bought. Looks like I bought 7678T2. This has a very rough interior, so rough that I'd recommend against its use. The ones Drenchenator mentions might be better.
by SSCBen
Thu Sep 13, 2018 10:14 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Homemade pump action designs?
Replies: 21
Views: 1295

Re: Homemade pump action designs?

GHT should attach well to 3/4" NPT threads. They're not exactly the same, but they're compatible enough for nozzles, which won't be under heavy continuous pressure.
by SSCBen
Mon Sep 03, 2018 10:11 am
Forum: Maintenance & Repairs
Topic: [Guide] Fix slow pumping in CPS guns due to manufacturing inconsistencies
Replies: 2
Views: 352

Re: [Guide] Fix slow pumping in CPS guns due to manufacturing inconsistencies

Very nice find. I don't recall seeing this sort of fix before.
by SSCBen
Fri Jul 27, 2018 4:23 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Spyra One
Replies: 55
Views: 3507

Re: Spyra One

Good comments, marauder. Makes me think that one accessory I would like to see is some way to extend the water capacity. Perhaps a bottle or bag that can be attached to the nozzle. A ziplock bag would work, but seems unlikely to stay closed in all but a casual battle. Might be too late in the design...