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Spare parts Copper Combust

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Spare parts Copper Combust

Unread postAuthor: tigerblues28 » Tue Dec 17, 2013 11:56 pm

I saw the Ghetto combustion cannon contest start up in October/November so I picked up a lighter and gave it a go. Turns out, after the JB Weld cured.. I suck at making combustion cannons, which I'm okay with because I never entended to make one ever.. So today, after looking at all the hybrids, I went down stairs to take the spark igniter from my failed attempt, and thought, "Alright, ill give it one last go." Turns out. Its a piece of junk.. but it shot. :D

I didn't have a barrel on it so the paper-spitball shot across the room and left a blob on the door, so I molded a chunk of 1/2in PVC to the 3/4in to 1/2in reducer to the 1/2in copper barrel so I didn't need to epoxy anything, but I later secured it with a bolt and wing-nuts/washers. It shot a dart 5 yards into my dartboard and penetrated about 1/4inch.

Maybe with a nerf dart or something I should be able to shoot it a bit farther. I wont be doing any add ons or anything. Just something to show the family I can make something that goes "Thump!" and has a good muzzle flash.

Igniter: BBQ Lighter spark igniter removed from the plastic case and shortened. I epoxyed it into a copper threaded female adapter. I think it works well and is safe :lol:
Chamber: 14 inches of 1in copper with a 3/4th inch threaded male copper adapter epoxyed on one end, and a 3/4th inch to 1/2 inch reducer.
Barrel: About 8-10 inches of 1/2in copper.
Hope you guys like it.. Alittle!
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Spark "Plug"
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Where the "Plug" screws in
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My ghetto safety coupler
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Re: Spare parts Copper Combust

Unread postAuthor: PeteS » Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:00 pm

Looks like a fun project.
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My wife upon seeing my latest hybrid and hearing an explanation of it:
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Re: Spare parts Copper Combust

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Dec 18, 2013 7:52 pm

Shame it's not a hybrid :)
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