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by SSCBen
Fri Jun 17, 2022 11:21 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Repairs
Topic: General CPS-type maintenance questions
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: General CPS-type maintenance questions

Since we're here, I admit I am a little confused on (at least ;) ) one point. You mentioned putting the internals underwater to identify where the leak is, but also suggested, as an alternative, 'cover[ing] them in water'. What's the difference? Sorry, I was unclear. The difference would be the dep...
by SSCBen
Mon Jun 13, 2022 5:23 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Repairs
Topic: Potentially a way to clean sun bleached super soakers
Replies: 1
Views: 44

Re: Potentially a way to clean sun bleached super soakers

It probably will work. From what I've read the yellowing is caused by a fire retardant added to the plastic. https://www.howtogeek.com/196687/ask-htg-why-do-old-computers-and-game-consoles-turn-yellow/ I haven't tried it myself, but my CPS 1000 could use this treatment as part of its restoration! Ed...
by SSCBen
Sat Jun 11, 2022 6:40 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Repairs
Topic: General CPS-type maintenance questions
Replies: 3
Views: 72

Re: General CPS-type maintenance questions

1) The standard Super Soaker reservoir caps of that era allow air to flow into the reservoir (but not out to prevent water leaks), so unless the cap is damaged, I don't see any need to leave the cap open when pumping. If the pump pulls in air, that could of course lead to a mist-shot. So you might n...
by SSCBen
Sun Jun 05, 2022 10:39 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Water gun in trident
Replies: 2
Views: 61

Re: Water gun in trident

Neat idea. The next step is to build it. :)
by SSCBen
Thu Jun 02, 2022 10:14 am
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Spyra's non-electric blaster: "LX"
Replies: 2
Views: 86

Re: Spyra's non-electric blaster: "LX"

Welcome to WWN, James G.! Only 9 m range!?! Is that angled range or flat? Spyra can do better than that. If that range is right then I suspect this product may have had less development time than they'd like, so they might not have been able to fully optimize it. Likely the Spyra LX2 would have bett...
by SSCBen
Tue May 31, 2022 4:40 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Repairs
Topic: Super soaker CPS 2000 mk2
Replies: 2
Views: 63

Re: Super soaker CPS 2000 mk2

There are three valves here and you labelled the valves correctly. The pink valve sounds like the problem. It sounds like the pink valve is not sealing well. The pink valve malfunctioning as described should not reduce the power. I strongly recommend against cutting these valves open. Someone here m...
by SSCBen
Tue May 31, 2022 12:56 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Semi homemade CPS with pieces from a XSHOT blaster
Replies: 12
Views: 177

Re: Semi homemade CPS with pieces from a XSHOT blaster

If you're going to be using the original nozzle, I don't recommend upgrading the tubing size as that's not likely to improve performance much if at all. I can't make a specific recommendation in terms of tubing size aside from that the original internal tubing is not likely large enough. 1/2" PVC pi...
by SSCBen
Mon May 30, 2022 10:01 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Semi homemade CPS with pieces from a XSHOT blaster
Replies: 12
Views: 177

Re: Semi homemade CPS with pieces from a XSHOT blaster

By "flow system", I mean the combination of the pressure chamber, firing valve, tubing leading from the pressure chamber to the valve to the nozzle, and nozzle.
by SSCBen
Mon May 30, 2022 8:50 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Semi homemade CPS with pieces from a XSHOT blaster
Replies: 12
Views: 177

Re: Semi homemade CPS with pieces from a XSHOT blaster

I was really hoping the range around 50-60 how could I do this I'm not sure it's possible to get 50 to 60 feet of range using the existing nozzle. As I said, "you can't upgrade a tricycle to perform like a monster truck." There are serious limits to how much you can increase the performance while u...
by SSCBen
Mon May 30, 2022 5:08 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Semi homemade CPS with pieces from a XSHOT blaster
Replies: 12
Views: 177

Re: Semi homemade CPS with pieces from a XSHOT blaster

How much range would you get with just one layer I'd guess you'd see a range of around 35 feet, maybe low 40s. It's hard to know without testing, though. I could get about 42 feet with a single tube in this basic homemade water gun . You could experiment with larger nozzle sizes and two layers, but...
by SSCBen
Sun May 29, 2022 10:11 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Semi homemade CPS with pieces from a XSHOT blaster
Replies: 12
Views: 177

Re: Semi homemade CPS with pieces from a XSHOT blaster

I’ll be using two layers of LRT with the outer one having the ID that matches the OD of the inner layer from McMaster You'll have a lot of trouble getting the outer tube over the inner tube if the ID matches the OD. The ID of the outer tube should be a bit larger. Also, because the nozzle is so sma...
by SSCBen
Sun May 29, 2022 7:12 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Repairs
Topic: Super soaker CPS 2000 mk2
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Re: Super soaker CPS 2000 mk2

I don't have any advice on lubricating those valves, but someone else might.
by SSCBen
Sun May 29, 2022 12:28 pm
Forum: Maintenance & Repairs
Topic: Super soaker CPS 2000 mk2
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Re: Super soaker CPS 2000 mk2

You've probably already checked this, but I'd see if there's more space closer to the pump outlet side on the left. I'd guess there's a spot with a bit more space, or a spot where you can cut away at the case a bit to get enough space. As for finding other check valves, I assume that you're in the U...
by SSCBen
Sat May 28, 2022 10:56 am
Forum: Maintenance & Repairs
Topic: Super soaker CPS 2000 mk2
Replies: 7
Views: 101

Re: Super soaker CPS 2000 mk2

Could be the pump outlet check valve leaking, as you've figured. You could measure the size of the tubing leading from the pump and add a new check valve with barbed fittings on there. Here are some examples: https://www.mcmaster.com/check-valves/check-valves-with-barbed-fittings-9/ I don't know the...
by SSCBen
Mon May 23, 2022 5:08 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Crazy trigger valve idea
Replies: 19
Views: 304

Re: Crazy trigger valve idea

If you're intent on using the same nozzle, then you should consider a smaller non-ball type valve. Ball valves are good for their high flow rate and low turbulence, but you're going to have a difficult time getting a ball valve to work given the limited space. And using a smaller valve would probabl...
by SSCBen
Mon May 23, 2022 3:44 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Crazy trigger valve idea
Replies: 19
Views: 304

Re: Crazy trigger valve idea

If you're dedicated to converting this blaster to have a trigger and separate pressure chamber, I can provide advice. However, my main advice is that modifying this blaster in that way is not worth the effort, as I said earlier. It's going to be a lot of effort, so much that I think building a prope...
by SSCBen
Mon May 23, 2022 12:49 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Crazy trigger valve idea
Replies: 19
Views: 304

Re: Crazy trigger valve idea

A pressurized reservoir would be dangerous here. The existing reservoir is not designed to hold pressure and could explode if pressurized. Do not pressurize the reservoir. The internals are more spacious than I anticipated, and the pump does not seem particularly wide, so this may be a better candid...
by SSCBen
Mon May 23, 2022 11:05 am
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Crazy trigger valve idea
Replies: 19
Views: 304

Re: Crazy trigger valve idea

Converting pump action water guns to separate pressure chamber is possible, but you probably won't be happy with the result. I actually did such an upgrade with a Super Soaker Vaporizer over a decade ago. It didn't use a real trigger, though, just a ball valve. I used the piston as a pump, which did...
by SSCBen
Fri May 20, 2022 10:46 pm
Forum: Homemades
Topic: Crazy trigger valve idea
Replies: 19
Views: 304

Re: Crazy trigger valve idea

Welcome to WWN! This sort of setup is not crazy at all. It's called a "rack and pinion": https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Rack_and_pinion You can buy them on McMaster-Carr: https://www.mcmaster.com/gear-racks/ I don't think it has been used for water guns, but it should work. The trigger pull might be ...
by SSCBen
Thu May 19, 2022 11:57 pm
Forum: Water Blasters
Topic: Water guns that can be fired angled up or down
Replies: 4
Views: 182

Re: Water guns that can be fired angled up or down

CPS blasters use a rubber bladder, which allows for shots at any angle. The most powerful CPS blaster on the market today is by Spyra: https://spyra.com/ It's expensive and I don't think it would be particularly good for spraying a dog as it only shoots bursts of water. But I could be wrong about th...