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Unread postAuthor: THEMOST » Sun Dec 31, 2006 4:34 pm

I know that blowguns have a 90psi max rating but how high do you think you could go before its reallly unsafe? i want to have 150psi mabey attatched to it.

if all else fails are there any cheap blowguns that have higher pressure ratings?
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Unread postAuthor: medievalman » Sun Dec 31, 2006 4:37 pm

usually, if you take off the nozzle, it should be safe at probably any pressure that your air compressor can reach :D
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Unread postAuthor: THEMOST » Sun Dec 31, 2006 5:17 pm

do you mean that little screw-in peice that goes on the end that seemingly has no purpose?
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Sun Dec 31, 2006 6:32 pm

The nozzle has nothing to do with pressure, thats only so things dont get stuck in it and shoot out.
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Unread postAuthor: medievalman » Sun Dec 31, 2006 6:36 pm

the nozzle on most blowguns is to keep the pressure outlet to 30psi max. the reason that the blowguns are only rated to 90 psi is because if something gets stuck in the nozzle, it may cause pressure to build thus causing the blowgun to explode. if you take it out, you should be safe.
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Sun Dec 31, 2006 6:45 pm

Since when does the nozzle regulate pressure?
if anything it slow air flow.
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Unread postAuthor: THEMOST » Sun Dec 31, 2006 7:38 pm

good, so i assume that using 150psi with it would be safe then. wo0t! :D
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Unread postAuthor: Insomniac » Sun Dec 31, 2006 8:11 pm

Well the blowgun is thick steel, at the worst it will stop working, I doubt it would explode.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sun Dec 31, 2006 8:16 pm

Yeah if its going to blow up it will only be on the inside :wink: it will just start leaking...then it will leak furosly(sp?) and then it will either open or f*ck up
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Unread postAuthor: THEMOST » Mon Jan 01, 2007 11:47 am

does it matter which way you put the air flow through?
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Unread postAuthor: medievalman » Mon Jan 01, 2007 12:09 pm

YES! you must put the air flow in through here:

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its a bad drawing but it took 3 seconds
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Mon Jan 01, 2007 1:24 pm

THEMOST wrote:good, so i assume that using 150psi with it would be safe then. wo0t! :D

If im not mistaken someone in these forums took one to a real high pressure,300 psi or someting.
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Unread postAuthor: PVC Arsenal 17 » Mon Jan 01, 2007 8:38 pm

someone made a ghetto ass gun off a 3000 psi PB tank. Whether it was full or not... still scary.

And YES, you can put air through most in reverse.
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Unread postAuthor: monkeyfreakster » Tue Jan 02, 2007 10:33 am

if you put 150psi in a blowgun it will mess up the parts inside of it
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Unread postAuthor: FiveseveN » Tue Jan 02, 2007 11:31 am

What parts inside of it? A silly little valve?!
One of my (lousy) blowguns has a gauge that goes to 120 PSI. It leaks like hell around 70 PSI anyway. After all, they have metal bodies, 1mm thick at the thinnest points. Why would they blow up at these relatively low pressures?
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