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by SSCBen
Wed Jan 13, 2021 10:54 am
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: 2021 Adventure Force Soakers - Including a Pressurized One!
Replies: 1
Views: 37

Re: 2021 Adventure Force Soakers - Including a Pressurized One!

Thanks for posting. That spring mechanism is quite interesting, and a good way to reduce the pumping force. Almost reminds me of the proposals to use telescopic tubes of progressively smaller diameter to reduce the pumping force as pressure gets higher (I believe there are some existing e.g. bike pu...
by SSCBen
Mon Nov 30, 2020 8:31 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Convert your homemade water gun to be compatible with the Super Soaker quick charge fill port.
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Re: Convert your homemade water gun to be compatible with the Super Soaker quick charge fill port.

Nice video. I'm impressed by the number of views in less than a week. I'd recommend linking to WWN as I think we need all the advertising we could get.

Hopefully my schedule will clear out next year and I can make a few homemade water gun videos of my own...
by SSCBen
Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:50 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Convert your homemade water gun to be compatible with the Super Soaker quick charge fill port.
Replies: 3
Views: 257

Re: Convert your homemade water gun to be compatible with the Super Soaker quick charge fill port.

Great find. I suppose the female version of the same fitting will work for those who want a replacement for broken QFDs?

I saw some comments on the photos. Did you post this elsewhere? I'm always looking to find others interested in water guns.
by SSCBen
Sat Nov 21, 2020 10:34 am
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Your Armory
Replies: 316
Views: 59032

Re: Your Armory

Living in Hawaii without A/C my wife and I have water gun fights to cool off. For battles my wife prefers the one I made her in on the bottom left with the red band of duct tape across the tank because it's powerful and much quicker to pressurize than the larger CPS guns. She also likes the Spyras ...
by SSCBen
Tue Sep 29, 2020 6:03 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Repairs
Topic: CPS 1200 pump not working,does not pump water
Replies: 6
Views: 568

Re: CPS 1200 pump not working,does not pump water

This is a hard one. No obvious issues from the photos. My guess is that what broke is inside the valves and not visible. Most likely the first check valve broke or is clogged. Look down the open end that leads to the first check valve. (Front-most green part in the second photo.) Can you see anythin...
by SSCBen
Tue Sep 29, 2020 5:44 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: 13M CPS Chinese knock off blaster What?!!(Super Shooter CPS 5000)
Replies: 22
Views: 1062

Re: 13M CPS Chinese knock off blaster What?!!(Super Shooter CPS 5000)

Really glad to hear this is a good clone. Where did you buy the Water Gun 9000? I couldn't find any on eBay.

The flimsiness might be okay if we can reinforce the blaster. I'd recommend putting a dowel rod inside of the pump rod, possibly epoxying it in place for extra strength.
by SSCBen
Mon Sep 28, 2020 8:49 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Repairs
Topic: CPS 1200 pump not working,does not pump water
Replies: 6
Views: 568

Re: CPS 1200 pump not working,does not pump water

More information is needed in order to figure out what broke. Can you upload a photo of the internals of the water gun? A close up shot of the valves the pump is attached to would be most useful, but others could be helpful too. Which tube are you referring to when you say "no water is being pumped ...
by SSCBen
Mon Sep 28, 2020 7:18 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: YouTube homemade water guns
Replies: 4
Views: 1104

Re: YouTube homemade water guns

https://youtu.be/u5wfqGp2Q-E This one looks like it would be fun if it was scaled up. Nice find. I'd be wary of using that in an actual water war due to the exposed batteries, but the power is better than I expected. Scaled up and with the batteries in a sealed compartment that could be a very nice...
by SSCBen
Tue Sep 22, 2020 6:17 am
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: 13M CPS Chinese knock off blaster What?!!(Super Shooter CPS 5000)
Replies: 22
Views: 1062

Re: 13M CPS Chinese knock off blaster What?!!(Super Shooter CPS 5000)

I noticed that the Alibaba link says "WELCOME TO ASK FOR TESTING SAMPLE". Maybe someone should ask for a sample of BN0208921 or BN0208922? I don't have the time right now.
by SSCBen
Thu Sep 17, 2020 7:50 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Repairs
Topic: CPS 2500 nozzle selector broke on my first time using it.. Any idea on how to repair it?
Replies: 7
Views: 735

Re: CPS 2500 nozzle selector broke on my first time using it.. Any idea on how to repair it?

It seems a little extreme to "swap out" the front part. That's the entire firing chamber, you can detach the rubber pressure chamber fairly easily but removing the intake tube has a high chance to crack in my experience, and at that point you might as well swap out the pump assembly as well. As far...
by SSCBen
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:27 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Water Warriors Garganuta X
Replies: 6
Views: 374

Re: Water Warriors Garganuta X

iSoaker has written the following on BBT in the past : However, in late-2010, Buzz Bee Toys Inc. was served an injunction barring it from producing any more rubber-bladder-based water blasters until the CPS-patent expires. Thus, unless Buzz Bee Toys Inc. opts to create more spring-based water blast...
by SSCBen
Tue Sep 15, 2020 6:22 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: 13M CPS Chinese knock off blaster What?!!(Super Shooter CPS 5000)
Replies: 22
Views: 1062

Re: 13M CPS Chinese knock off blaster What?!!(Super Shooter CPS 5000)

That video is one of the most reassuring things I've seen since Spyra formed.

I'm not convinced of the durability or quality of the Chinese water guns, but that first one seems to be a quite reasonable CPS 1000 variant. I'd like to buy one myself. Keep us informed!
by SSCBen
Mon Sep 14, 2020 6:10 am
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: 13M CPS Chinese knock off blaster What?!!(Super Shooter CPS 5000)
Replies: 22
Views: 1062

Re: 13M CPS Chinese knock off blaster What?!!(Super Shooter CPS 5000)

From what I understand, the ones with the slanted triggers tend to be bad knockoffs. But do report what you find out.
by SSCBen
Sun Sep 13, 2020 8:55 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Modding a water gun to have a smaller nozzle
Replies: 9
Views: 794

Re: Modding a water gun to have a smaller nozzle

Looks good. Thanks for the photos. I'll likely refer others to your comments in the future when they ask about similar nozzle modifications!

If you used the image upload feature on here, your images were too large and needed to be resized. Sorry about that; space here is not unlimited.
by SSCBen
Sat Sep 12, 2020 2:20 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: 13M CPS Chinese knock off blaster What?!!(Super Shooter CPS 5000)
Replies: 22
Views: 1062

Re: 13M CPS Chinese knock off blaster What?!!(Super Shooter CPS 5000)

Welcome to WaterWar.net! If the range is accurate then these could be quite good. There have been some good CPS 1000 knockoffs: http://aquanexus0.tripod.com/nexusgal/sshooter.htm The "HH Dream" one that does not have a threaded cap is a known bad knockoff. Several of the other blasters seem to be hy...
by SSCBen
Mon Sep 07, 2020 10:28 am
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Spyra One
Replies: 69
Views: 10771

Re: Spyra One

I have my Spyra One but have no had time to do any detailed tests yet. I can say that I'm impressed by the build quality and expect this blaster to last a lot longer than the CPS series.

I'll see about doing some tests on a weekday afternoon this week. Other priorities take precedence today.
by SSCBen
Sat Sep 05, 2020 6:40 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Modding a water gun to have a smaller nozzle
Replies: 9
Views: 794

Re: Modding a water gun to have a smaller nozzle

Nice work! I'd be interested in seeing some photos of the finished product. I don't think most water guns built today are designed to last very long. The 1990s ones are probably mostly at the end of their life now. The new Spyra water gun, on the other hand, has a very "solid" feeling to it that mak...
by SSCBen
Thu Aug 13, 2020 1:10 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Modding a water gun to have a smaller nozzle
Replies: 9
Views: 794

Re: Modding a water gun to have a smaller nozzle

Good idea. You might be able to attach a small threaded fitting without too much difficulty. I would try solvent welding on the flat side of a small threaded PVC plug like McMaster-Carr part number 4880K184. Drill a hole larger than the nozzle in the center of the plug. You might have to sand off an...
by SSCBen
Wed Aug 12, 2020 8:00 pm
Forum: Modifications
Topic: Modding a water gun to have a smaller nozzle
Replies: 9
Views: 794

Re: Modding a water gun to have a smaller nozzle

The easiest way to reduce the nozzle size would be to basically fill it in with epoxy or epoxy putty, and then drill it out to the size you want. It might be possible to remove the nozzle component from the Hydra. If so, I'd recommend doing that as it would make drilling the new hole cleanly and str...
by SSCBen
Wed Aug 12, 2020 7:51 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Water guns for dog walking
Replies: 6
Views: 499

Re: Water guns for dog walking

I'd recommend contacting Buzz Bee Toys about where to buy:

https://buzzbeetoys.com/contact-us/

I don't know why they don't do online direct sales to customers.