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cleaning out the combustion chamber

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Unread postAuthor: potato launcher » Sun Sep 09, 2007 5:31 pm

what is the best way to clean the crap out of a combustion chamber?
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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Sun Sep 09, 2007 5:37 pm

I would go with WD40 and towels on a stick if you have a fan in it. Water generally won't hurt a brushless fan (hell, I've run them underwater), but WD40 will probably dissolve gunk better. Just make sure you get it nice and dry so you don't have persistant chamber fires when shooting.
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Unread postAuthor: potato launcher » Sun Sep 09, 2007 5:41 pm

thanks i just cleaned my chamber out this weekend with soap and water and it was a PAIN!!!
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Unread postAuthor: CannonCreator » Sun Sep 09, 2007 6:23 pm

Welsome to Spudfiles! just make sure that next time you post make sure its in the right secion of the forum, that way you will recieve more help. Thank you!
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Unread postAuthor: Dornep » Sun Sep 09, 2007 7:01 pm

I've used alcohol to clean the gunk out of my combustion. Removes lots of gunk but I haven't found anything that will dissolve crap out of the chamber fan.

The first time I cleaned my cannon I removed a chunk of pear, some pebbles, lots of pear/potato/persimmon shavings, and alot of yellow gunk.
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Unread postAuthor: trae08 » Sun Sep 09, 2007 7:25 pm

charburator cleaner?
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Unread postAuthor: sjog » Sun Sep 09, 2007 7:37 pm

soap + water, hot
toilet brush that I flatened out fits well in barrel too
the brush handle fits in side 1" PVC so 1 screw holdes it on pipe
yellow stuff is starch as near as I can figure. When chamber is gooie
my sparks ground out
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Unread postAuthor: mtronic » Mon Sep 10, 2007 1:05 am

Rubbing alcohol should do the trick and it wont take long for it to evaporate off either, or you can use carby cleaner as trae08 said for seriously baked on grime. Just remember to air it out after and try not to get too much fluid on the electrodes. Good luck mate.



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Welsome to Spudfiles! just make sure that next time you post make sure its in the right secion of the forum, that way you will recieve more help. Thank you!

@ cannon creator: Do you not think this is a relevant question for the combustion cannon section? I think its a pretty relevant question, if a mod wishes it to be moved they will move it. I don't mean to have a go at you but you offered no help to potato launcher and misspelt three words, one of which was the first one. I know its easy to but there is a spell check.

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Unread postAuthor: Insomniac » Mon Sep 10, 2007 1:13 am

My mini wasn't working well last weekend, so I just filled it with soap and water, and what a difference! Instead of a weak orangy spark, I get a bright blue/white one that has no trouble igniting it. Plus the inside of the chamber is all shiny now :D
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Unread postAuthor: Pete Zaria » Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:07 am

@mtronic,

Just FYI, it was in the General section when CannonCreator posted, I moved it to Combustion between his post and your post. Typo's aside, he was right.

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Unread postAuthor: mtronic » Mon Sep 10, 2007 2:30 am

Ahh well that would make sense then, it was my bad :oops:
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Unread postAuthor: potato launcher » Tue Sep 11, 2007 6:30 pm

thanks i cleaned it and know it is fine, can you buy flints for lantern sparkers or do you have to replace it
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