Steady stream - piston based bliss

Discussions of all varieties of stock water guns and water blasters.
SilentGuy
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Post by SilentGuy » Tue Apr 17, 2007 6:09 pm

A spring might have more unused space - depends on how much it's compressed.

I suspect they didn't want a bladder, as constant pressure is actually bad here. Using a spring means that you can get more force the harder you pump.

I'd also say it's more difficult to use a bladder for such small volumes. I'd be interested in making a similar gun that used a bladder instead, but you can't really control the duration of a burst with a gun like this. I'd prefer having something that doesn't use water unless you want it to.

I'm thinking they used a spring because an air pressure design must have been patented. As I've said, I've seen one - it's actually in my backyard because my neighbor left it out (he doesn't really care for the gun). It's performance is terrible, but I'm sure BBT pulled it off properly. :cool:

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Post by ZOCCOZ » Thu Apr 19, 2007 10:12 pm

I bought it, tested it, and its a spring. Quick review will follow today. Also, I bought the new Buzz Bee Pool Pumper.

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