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Unread postAuthor: spudmonkey » Sun May 21, 2006 2:56 pm

pimpmann22 wrote:PM13- Please from such childish questions/ statements.

SM- There was no need for a response seeing as first such a idea is far from plausible and childish.

DGR-C- Where you think that plastic was made from both you PVC and hand pump? Launching a potato in itself is not "natural" seeing as before human interventage they were not propelled by compressed air.

To your questions:
1- I googled your question exactly and I got <a href="http://www.google.com/search?q=Is+PVC+Recyclable%3F&start=0&ie=utf-8&oe=utf-8&client=firefox-a&rls=org.mozilla:en-US:official">THIS</a>. <a href="http://www.grrn.org/pvc/">THIS</a> was the first result.

2- Lets stop being "politically correct" and realise any change in our fuel will have 0.000000000000000000000000001 impact. Proably more zeros, but I didnt want to drag it out. I never been a fan of enviromentalists... One down the street built his house with metal studs to "save" wood, but in all reality wood being a renewable resource would still have been a better choice when attempting to be envirmentally freindly. Who in the hell says humans are natural? Beetles can wipe out thousands of acres of trees and its natural, but when a human takes one tree down with a chain saw, thats not natural.

Again, please refrain from enviromental babbiling, seeing as its all a joke. I might listen to someone that actually live what they preached. All I have learned from enviromentalists is that humans arent natural, everyone but thereselfs are destroying the o-zone, and weeding is plant racism...

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Unread postAuthor: sgort87 » Sun May 21, 2006 11:51 pm

Does this really need to go on? I'm gonna lock it if you guys keep up the bickering in a thread only intended to announce and discuss that Right Guard is no longer useable.
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Unread postAuthor: mattman00000 » Fri May 26, 2006 4:49 pm

For my standard design (see spud buster), I use acetylene gas generated from mixing water and Calcium Carbide (a.k.a. bangsite).

Put the projectile in first, but not anything that will seal very tightly and/or is heavy (no potatoes). Get a small cup 2-3 oz of water and anchor it inside the potato gun. get a teaspoon and fill it half full of bangsite (calcium carbide) and before you pour it in, be ready to VERY QUICKLY close the gun. After you have added the bangsite to the water in the cup, quickly seal the gun. Pause for 5-10 seconds allowing maximum generation of acetylene gas and mixing with oxygen to occur.

Warning: Use face shield and gloves.

Warning: Resulting liquid contains calcium hydroxide, a caustic liquid-handle and dispose of with care.

Warning: don't use potatoes, as the force is too great. i suggest rocks that are smooth in between 2 wads of paper.

Warning: Dangerous use only under adult supervision.

Warning: do not aim at people.

Warning: this explosive mixture creates a very rapidly expanding propellent capable of developing dangerous projectile speeds of hundreds of feet per second.
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Unread postAuthor: spudmonkey » Fri May 26, 2006 8:52 pm

sounds like fun, sombody aughta try that
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Unread postAuthor: Darkside 6ix » Thu Jun 01, 2006 11:48 pm

god for some reason i find this all to be BS. i use right guard and it orks like a beauty. well on the other hand i got it from a sams club. and the type it is is winter freash. i think that just came out this year. the flammable ingrediants= butane isobutane and propane so it work lovley for me :twisted:
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Unread postAuthor: WOW!! » Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:39 pm

There is this hairspray my mom uses and OMG, it is like a bomb in a can, it has so much propane bunta hextane its not even funny, I borrow the can and my potataos went at least 100yards farther lol. The bad thing is that it is $19 a can!
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Unread postAuthor: Spudman_42 » Mon Jun 26, 2006 6:43 pm

I use white rain it is great and cheap. I love it. Although I would like to now some alternitives so keep looking.

Thanks,

Spudman_42 :)
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Unread postAuthor: guyfromfl » Thu Jun 29, 2006 10:32 pm

The best thing that we could find was TRESemme fine mist its safer than carb cleaner (we blew our chamber out with that crap) and it packs almost as much punch. Try it its only $3
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Unread postAuthor: djt » Thu Jun 29, 2006 11:31 pm

anti static spray works great for me. it gets a potato out of sight about every time. try it.
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Unread postAuthor: DramaPrinceWm » Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:14 pm

:twisted: haw can i make a air powered potato gun awt uv pvc with 75 dlrs can u hulp me
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Unread postAuthor: DramaPrinceWm » Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:18 pm

i hav mad 1 potato gun but ti is harspray pawr
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Unread postAuthor: DramaPrinceWm » Mon Jul 03, 2006 12:20 pm

:twisted: hulp ma plez
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Unread postAuthor: )DEMON( » Mon Jul 03, 2006 2:32 pm

SH!T !!,can you not just PM each other! See that button next to profile that says PM, use it! This topic needs to be locked. :evil:
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Unread postAuthor: jjk92 » Mon Jul 03, 2006 2:59 pm

i also have used anti static spray and it works a little less powerful as hairspray but its not as sticky and such but ether starting fluid is crazy but expensive and someone should use brake fluid that stuff is highly flammable
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Unread postAuthor: )DEMON( » Mon Jul 03, 2006 3:03 pm

You are taunting me arn't you, small and tasty newbie.....mmmmmm.
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