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Unread postAuthor: DirtyDan » Thu Jul 26, 2007 6:58 pm

well... it's taken me a little less than a week, but I finally got around to painting my combustion. I was a bit worried since I've never really painted anything before, much less PVC, but I think it turned out decently... and while dismantling my gun, I thought it might not be a bad idea to start improving on some of the weaker points of my design (other than the aesthetics)... To make this shorter than my last post, I'll simply list out the changes made.

Paintjob (duh)
Custom NFPA and Propane warnings
Bigger fan battery housing (12v instead of 9v)
Wired in another spark gap
Wrapped meter pipe in Electrical tape (ran out of black paint)
Added shoulder strap (makes shooting a lot easier)

here's what it looked like before the changes:
http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/my-firs ... t9571.html
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My custom NFPA warning diamond (potato added via photoshop)
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Unread postAuthor: noname » Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:08 pm

Very sweet gun you have there! I'd have to say the part I love the most about it is the warning hazard diamond thing (forget what it's called, so whatever).
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Unread postAuthor: iPaintball » Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:29 pm

That cannon is beast! I love the paint job! How did you attatch the torch head to your hose?
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Unread postAuthor: DirtyDan » Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:42 pm

iPaintball wrote:That cannon is beast! I love the paint job! How did you attatch the torch head to your hose?


well, I was at this plumbing supply place buying my pressure gauge and I happened to have the torch head for my propane tank with me and showed it to the guy who worked there and he said that he could just cut the tip off the torch head and weld it to the "T" connector which the hose and gauge are attached to... and it actually worked out pretty nicely, and he did it for free too!
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Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:52 pm

Very nice cannon. The NFPA 704 for propane is a nice touch.
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Unread postAuthor: hi » Thu Jul 26, 2007 7:56 pm

thats an excellent cannon you have there. i absolutly love it.
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Unread postAuthor: iPaintball » Thu Jul 26, 2007 8:58 pm

Lucky! I wish someone would do that for me...
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Unread postAuthor: Velocity » Thu Jul 26, 2007 9:02 pm

...damn... it was a good cannon before, with OK aesthetics... but the paintjob and stickers really sent it over the top! It looks amazing now! Have fun with that beast.
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Unread postAuthor: sk8er548 » Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:55 am

wow that cannon is kick ass.
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Unread postAuthor: dauphinoise potato » Fri Jul 27, 2007 6:45 am

That is a brutal cannon awesome paint job well done man.
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Unread postAuthor: DirtyDan » Fri Jul 27, 2007 3:35 pm

thanks for all the positive feedback guys! I'll have to admit, it's pretty amazing the difference that $8 in paint can make :D and as I have some free time on my hands today I'll finally be able to test it out a bit and see if the extra spark gap and faster spinning fan help performance much, and maybe I'll post up some damage pics if i can find something suitable to destroy...
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Unread postAuthor: utz » Fri Jul 27, 2007 4:26 pm

Thats a very cool cannon. Paint does make a big difference! Good job.
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Unread postAuthor: bassmaster1228 » Mon Jul 30, 2007 11:13 pm

very very nice :twisted:
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Unread postAuthor: mtronic » Tue Jul 31, 2007 8:40 am

wahwah we wah very nice!!!! I like very much your potato canon, you could use it to hunt the gypsies? Yes?

Dude good paint job, very tidy. I bet you could break some stuff easily, freeze a potato core and BAAM! Pics please :)
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Unread postAuthor: DirtyDan » Tue Jul 31, 2007 7:13 pm

thanks again for the feedback guys... got some damage pics for ya here...

http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/steel-w ... t9759.html

figured I might as well post it in the ammo discussion forum since I was testing out my steel washer ammo idea... hope you enjoy!
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