A C-battery... Taking out your window seems like one of the less-destructive ways that could've gone! Decidedly a live and learn scenario...
Technician: Aye, that'd be why I nixxed that one myself after thinking about it a moment. Our air cannon actually didn't launch at speeds "safe" for the helmet... The final shot destroyed the F5 hurricane rated protection, and made me deaf in one ear for about 4 minutes... So yeah. I'm with you. That one should not be emulated under any circumstances.
McCrowley and friends: See, I honestly hadn't thought of that (reducer ratings). My short-haired friend is the one with the prior past professional experience in PVC, and informed me of the "limit".
Makes more than enough sense though, I have to admit I was somewhat surprised to hear the tank at the end was rated, so it doesn't surprised me to hear the other parts we used aren't.
OK, well then, here's another question: The inside of the reducer is coated in an epoxy (we went over-board attaching it). Don't ask me which kind I didn't buy it, though your responses have guaranteed that I'll start paying closer attention to the details.
So... Just how likely has our precocious precious been to explode (or explosively depressurize) in our hands? I'll admit we've taken it to 110 against our own warnings...
The monkey is smarter than he allows himself to act, I swear. White-collar consultancy gets to be a boring life sometimes... Need to spice it up somehow.
Was about time to build a new one anyway... And yeah, you guys have given us some new idea... Don't worry, I'll not post all the fun ones. Rules are rules
Sae: Aye, see, it's stories like this that drive home just how far you folks have come collectively whilst I was ignorant of your existence... My friends and I were well aware that one could safely create a machine like this that'd do 400 PSI, but we weren't aware that people had somewhat normalized the practice of doing it in their backyard...
Your story, and those like yours, have my utmost gratitude, good sir.