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Reuse of a CO2 Tank cannon

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Unread postAuthor: brplatz » Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:34 pm

this cannon me and sddds13 made for 10 bucks.

since he works at Ace Hardware and gets a sweet discount!

anyway i had a old CO2 20oz tank and took of the silver nipple thingy and brought it to the store and bam! Amazingness

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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Wed Jun 11, 2008 8:42 pm

Very cool! Were the threads on the CO2 tank 1/2" or were they some odd type of threads? Also, how did you modify the valve on the CO2 tank?
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Unread postAuthor: brplatz » Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:07 pm

it was a 3/8 flare fitting that went into it. it fit perfectly.

there is no valve besides the modded sprinkler
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Unread postAuthor: sddds13 » Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:17 pm

Man i love this cannon...and my sweet ace discount lol. I made some wood slugs to shoot out of it tommorow. They have 13/16 gaskets on them and they seal like a champ. we will drill a hole for a nail and start tree hunting lol.

Nail didn't work out too well so we filled them with lead lol. Check it out>>> http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=190182&sid=9fb2d8b7e3ef418f06ad726b159826fd#190182
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Unread postAuthor: brplatz » Wed Jun 11, 2008 9:27 pm

hell yah

i cant wait for the tree hunting! lol
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Unread postAuthor: Eddbot » Wed Jun 11, 2008 10:27 pm

yeah, ya left a lot out of the description, kinda like the yada-yada episode of seinfeld :D
but i think i got the jist of it
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Unread postAuthor: blind909 » Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:15 pm

brplatz wrote:it was a 3/8 flare fitting that went into it. it fit perfectly.

there is no valve besides the modded sprinkler


I see a sprinkler valve, blowgun valve, and a shrader valve. LOL
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Unread postAuthor: sddds13 » Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:22 pm

Blind909 has a point brplatz. Im going to kick your butt for not being able to count tommorow lol. OR you let me shoot you with a tree dart lol.
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Unread postAuthor: brplatz » Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:30 pm

Whatev! i can count if i want to!

yes there is 3 valves sorry, one modded sprinkler and a blowgun(not modded) and a 1/8 screw in shrader(not modded)
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Wed Jun 11, 2008 11:44 pm

Not bad! You probably could have piped the tank to hug the sprinkler a little more...not have the long gangly iron connection. However, a good effort overall! ....and good usage of the CO2 tank.
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Unread postAuthor: brplatz » Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:09 am

i said the exact same thing about the pipe!
i wanted a shorter one for it to be more sleek/portable or whatever
but sddds13 had the final decision since he worked there :(

whatev! its still pretty awesome.

i want to upgrade to a 3/4 QEV and crank up the pressure on this baby!
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Unread postAuthor: sddds13 » Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:32 am

400 psi would be Awsome. lol then we can see how far we can snipe a tree. Or launch more (paper wrapped bang bangs) but this time accross the block. HAHAHAHA we are going to start a fire.
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Unread postAuthor: brplatz » Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:35 am

Discussion of solid propellants, explosive devices or incendiary projectiles fired specifically from a spud cannon is prohibited, and may result in a permanent banning of your account.For the purpose of this forum, these definitions will be used:

1. Solid propellant: Any substance containing all the chemical elements required to enable sustained combustion without the presence of additional oxidizers. This includes but is not limited to gunpowder, thermite, and many commercial and/or homemade pyrotechnic compounds.
1. For this purpose, nitroglycerine, though liquid, would qualify.
2. For this purpose, ordinary flour, though solid, would not qualify.
2. Explosive device: Any device that has the capability to release large amounts of stored energy rapidly.
1. Discussion of fireworks as projectiles is prohibited.
2. Discussion of "soda bottle bombs" or any other similar devices that may cause shrapnel as a result of uncontrolled rupture is prohibited.
3. Incendiary projectile: Any projectile that is capable of producing flame.
1. Rocket propelled projectiles, pyrotechnic smoke bombs, or any other burning projectiles would qualify as an incendiary projectile.


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Unread postAuthor: sddds13 » Thu Jun 12, 2008 12:45 am

I didnt discuss fireworks. I discussed fire works. Notice the space between fire and works. That makes all the diffrence. Its a loophole lol.
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Unread postAuthor: battlemonkey » Thu Jun 12, 2008 2:57 am

Better watch it, or the moderators will be bringing some ass-whipping to your loophole
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