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Unread postAuthor: nivekatoz » Wed Jun 25, 2008 8:59 pm

In the video you put your face right in front of the cannon barrel? That was not very bright.. The chances of the cannon going off is rare but do not stick your face in front of the barrel when the cannon is pressureized. Just be safe..because if you get hurt it reflects on all of us..
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Unread postAuthor: SEAKING9006 » Wed Jun 25, 2008 9:06 pm

Yeah, I know... It's been said already.
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Unread postAuthor: judgment_arms » Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:18 pm

I don’t feel like reading through all three pages but…

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What the heck possessed you to do that?!!?!! :shock:
There is never, I repeat NEVER, a good reason to look down the bore of any, ANY, cannon, whether it’s loaded/live or not.
Friend, do me a favor, read the safety rules, link is in my signature… :wink:

That being said, looks nice for your first cannon, some people round here didn’t even do that much for their first cannon.
Keep up the good work, and stop looking down the bore :wink: , and you’ll go far. :D


That picture needs a nice “FAIL” caption… :D
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Unread postAuthor: SEAKING9006 » Wed Jun 25, 2008 10:20 pm

*facepalm*

Yes, I know......

It's been said a billion times.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Thu Jun 26, 2008 12:11 am

Thread cleaned up.
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Unread postAuthor: Carlman » Thu Jun 26, 2008 1:55 am

JSR posted that picture with 'your doing it wrong' on it but its now broken..
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Jun 26, 2008 6:23 am

Carlman wrote:JSR posted that picture with 'your doing it wrong' on it but its now broken..


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Unread postAuthor: judgment_arms » Thu Jun 26, 2008 9:35 am

Soooo… do you think we got our point across? :D
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:51 am

starman wrote:Not only did you look into the barrel but you loaded your ammo with the chamber full of air...a big no-no especially with piston guns.

That very much depends - it's poor practice when muzzle loading, but I tend to use breech loading on my cannons, and there, it's a safer choice to pressurize, then load, because it means the cannon is in a loaded state for the shortest time possible.
Not to mention that I have a ball valve that completely seperates the barrel from the main valve when shut (which it always is except when firing) - so I'd challenge anyone to set the cannon off even if they did muzzle load.

I will admit that I do on occasion look down barrels... :shock:

... but with safety precautions as solid as the barrel not actually being attached to the cannon at the time :D (beat that for being safe).
And, even then, I only do it when I'm cleaning out the barrel, so I can check it's clean.

There is one other time it's safe to look into a barrel:
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Unread postAuthor: iPaintball » Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:07 am

Excellent first cannon man. I know people have gone over the whole DWV debate, but if those reducers ARE in fact pressure rated, then you must've just not pushed the bushings in all of the way, giving it the appearance of the short socket depth.
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Unread postAuthor: SEAKING9006 » Thu Jun 26, 2008 10:21 pm

Thanks for the compliment.

EDIT: Haha! Victory is mine! All recent posts as of 22:21 are MINE! And without doing it on purpose, too!
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Thu Jun 26, 2008 11:08 pm

Ragnarok wrote:
starman wrote:Not only did you look into the barrel but you loaded your ammo with the chamber full of air...a big no-no especially with piston guns.


That very much depends - it's poor practice when muzzle loading,

I will admit that I do on occasion look down barrels... :shock:


Yes, I was obviously referring to muzzle loading. You have a ball valve between the charged air and the barrel...he did not.

Re. the admission...confession is good for the soul. Go forth and sin no more my son....please... :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Sat Jun 28, 2008 8:54 am

starman wrote:Re. the admission...confession is good for the soul. Go forth and sin no more my son....please... :wink:

Oh, I'd never be so daft as to look down a barrel unless I both had good reason to, and I'd taken every precaution to make it safe.

The only good reason I can think of for looking down one is when cleaning it - and as you can only properly look down a barrel when it's open at both ends (else it's completely dark down there), that means it's best removed.

If a barrel that's not attached to a cannon poses any risk beyond being a piece of pipe, I'd be rather surprised.
As the majority of spudders don't clean barrels (to the best of my knowledge), I think I'm one of the few people with a proper excuse for it.
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Unread postAuthor: SEAKING9006 » Sat Jun 28, 2008 7:13 pm

By the way, has anyone hit this thing on Random Cannon yet?
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Unread postAuthor: THUNDERLORD » Wed Jul 09, 2008 12:20 am

SEAKING9006 wrote:By the way, has anyone hit this thing on Random Cannon yet?


Haven't seen it on random cannon yet. But I found a vid of:
<a href="http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aes7tKAgRVw">Your Grandpa</a> :lol: :roll: :shock:

Couldn't resist when I saw this. (Joking).
Nice write-up and videos. Building another yet? 8)
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