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Post by isoaker » Sat Jul 24, 2004 5:19 pm

Just wanted to share this recent pic I took of a CPS4100's CPS chamber fully detached from the soaker.

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It took some time and effort to pry open the glued CPS holder, but it was well worth the effort. I was a little surprised to see how thick the actual PC is: the rubber is roughly 1-1.5mm thick. The rubber chamber snugly fits within its holder. Thankfully, I've also managed to re-attach the chamber (after a little tweaking, of course) and so far no leaks!

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Post by Soakologist » Sat Jul 24, 2004 11:26 pm

I was also surprised when I first opened up and took out the CPS bag. It's really thick! :suspicious:

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Post by isoaker » Sun Jul 25, 2004 8:32 am

I suppose it makes sense (the thickness of the CPS wall and all), but it's one thing to think on it; it's another to actually see it.
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Post by Aquarius » Sun Jul 25, 2004 10:28 pm

Isoaker, if you're not going to use that PC again, would you mind sending me a small piece in an envelope? I'd like to find out what type of rubber it is and I don't have any guns worth disassembling at present.

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Post by isoaker » Mon Jul 26, 2004 8:32 am

Aquarius wrote:Isoaker, if you're not going to use that PC again, would you mind sending me a small piece in an envelope? I'd like to find out what type of rubber it is and I don't have any guns worth disassembling at present.
I would send it, but I am going to reuse it (it's already reattached to the blaster... snug as a bug in a bug... err...)
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Post by Aquarius » Mon Jul 26, 2004 8:51 am

isoaker_com wrote:I would send it, but I am going to reuse it (it's already reattached to the blaster... snug as a bug in a bug... err...)
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So much the better. Now I get to tear up one of my own guns (after it gets copiously used).

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Post by Veteran » Mon Jul 26, 2004 11:18 am

I have one just like his, but I plan to reuse it. Would it be possible to buy two 4100's, take out their internals, attach a double trigger and pump system, then create a double tank? You'd have a 8200.



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Post by isoaker » Mon Jul 26, 2004 5:44 pm

^ most soaker designs are possible if you know what you're doing...

You're basically describing making a homemade MXL from the sounds of it...

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Post by Excelite » Mon Jul 26, 2004 8:45 pm

Veteran wrote:I have one just like his, but I plan to reuse it. Would it be possible to buy two 4100's, take out their internals, attach a double trigger and pump system, then create a double tank? You'd have a 8200.
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Post by blueviper42 » Mon Jul 26, 2004 9:41 pm

isoaker dont you mean CM and not MM

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Post by isoaker » Tue Jul 27, 2004 7:01 am

I meant mm (millimeters), not cm. If it was centimeters thick, I'd be really afraid of tearing after multiple use. AFAIK, rubber can't be too thick in order to retain even elasticity.

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Post by blueviper42 » Tue Jul 27, 2004 10:27 am

I've opened up my fair share and all of them were waaaay thicker than a MM. Most were about a CM.

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Post by Space_Cowboy » Wed Aug 04, 2004 9:55 pm

I've seen that before when I collosus modded my Monster-X.
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Post by SSCBen » Thu Aug 05, 2004 9:04 am

isoaker_com wrote:I meant mm (millimeters), not cm. If it was centimeters thick, I'd be really afraid of tearing after multiple use. AFAIK, rubber can't be too thick in order to retain even elasticity.

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My homemade's CPS chamber is 3/8" thick, about a centimeter (9.5 mms actually, after the bike tubes it probably was about 1.2 cms thick). It expands differently, from the center out a little bit at a time. I don't think it will expand fully vertically, but horizontally, yes. I believe that is what it will do with more layers, I'm planning on making it thicker. If anything it will burst of the seals because of that, it still pumps up, but occaisonally because I didn't put the tubing clamps on tight enough one of them bursts off.

As far as I know, the stuff I'm using in my homemades is the same stuff Super Soakers use. In fact, I think it says on the Water Worm's box or instructions something about latex rubber tubing, what I use. It may not be the same as what Super Soakers used, but it's pretty #### close.

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Post by Space_Cowboy » Thu Aug 05, 2004 10:09 pm

Um, Doom, you have a duplicate post. :p
Don't worry, that's happened to me before. :)


Anyway, I was not suprised the first I saw how thick a tubular CPS chamber was. It makes perfect sense. Sure it seems a little thick, but it has to get it's power somehow...
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Post by Field Marshal Yang » Sat Aug 07, 2004 8:50 pm

I knew that the 4100's PC was cylinderic but I never knew that it bumps/ridges. I had always thought of it as a nearly perfect cylinder that tapered to those valves at the ends.
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Post by SSCBen » Sun Aug 08, 2004 3:20 pm

The ridges are from the clamp. The PC is (or should be) completely flat otherwise.

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Post by Timmitop » Mon Aug 09, 2004 1:15 pm

I just took the nozzle selector off of my 4100 and it sparayed a huge shotgun blast(for about a second).
I'll bet my first soaker was worse than yours.

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Post by Space_Cowboy » Mon Aug 09, 2004 9:43 pm

I've done that with my Monster-X (and CPS-4100). It is a huge blast that is guaranteed to soak anyone it hits, but it doesn't shoot very far (unless you modify it).
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