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Unread postAuthor: garfield » Sun Feb 18, 2007 1:38 pm

i was wonderin, if i put a drop of gasoline my combustion cannon and left it their for a while, would it produce a vapor and be able fire??
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Unread postAuthor: subterranean » Sun Feb 18, 2007 1:43 pm

ive heard of people doing something similar with r/c car fuel but i dont think its worth waiting for the gas to vaporize propane is probably just as good but i have never tested it myself
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Unread postAuthor: garfield » Sun Feb 18, 2007 1:45 pm

thanks a hole lot, i was eathir thinkin it would work, or just explode in my face
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Unread postAuthor: subterranean » Sun Feb 18, 2007 1:48 pm

no it wont explode in your face give it a try
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Unread postAuthor: garfield » Sun Feb 18, 2007 1:54 pm

ight sounds good
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Unread postAuthor: rl93 » Sun Feb 18, 2007 2:10 pm

If you put gas in a spray bottle you can use it and it works pretty well.
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Unread postAuthor: homedepotpro » Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:04 pm

yeah i used gas in a spray bottle, it worked fine, plenty powerful. the only problem is it make everything smell like gasoline
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Unread postAuthor: LGM » Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:12 pm

I wonder how well kerosene would work. I would feel safer using that.
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Unread postAuthor: Killjoy » Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:13 pm

But that such a wondeful smell lol.
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Unread postAuthor: LGM » Sun Feb 18, 2007 7:15 pm

Indeed it is.

Need a couple more words.
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Unread postAuthor: Pyro Ninja » Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:25 am

wouldnt the gas eat ate the spray bottle
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Unread postAuthor: Killjoy » Mon Feb 19, 2007 12:53 am

probably not, gas's ability about dissolving plastics seems to have been over exgerated. It will dissolve some plastics but not all, and the spry bottle should be fine.
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Mon Feb 19, 2007 3:01 am

It dissoved my spray bottle
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Mon Feb 19, 2007 9:17 am

It depends on what the spray bottle's made of, (the chemical composition). Not sure about this but past experience has told me that HDPE and gasoline don't get along.

If nothing else, you could try 91% isopropyl alcohol or denatured ethyl alcohol instead of gasoline for a fuel in a spray bottle. I use 91% alcohol quite successfully in my BS gun by adding a few drops, closing the cap, and then heating the gun with a hair dryer and shaking the chamber pennies around.
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Unread postAuthor: trae08 » Mon Feb 19, 2007 10:29 am

wouldnt it eventually eat away at you pvc chamber? i think it would overtime... if i rememer right pvc isnt made for chemicals thats abs. you could use abs for your gun sence i hear most people think abs is safe for combustions..
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