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Fairly new with spud guns, need advice.

Post questions and info about pneumatic (compressed gas) powered cannons here. This includes discussion about valves, pipe types, compressors, alternate gas setups, and anything else relevant.
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Fairly new with spud guns, need advice.

Unread postAuthor: Rayman_1337 » Fri May 04, 2007 9:32 am

Hi, Ive made a very simple pneumatic spud gun, ball valve, single chamber blah blah. But I'm looking to get into a little more power, and I like the way a double chamber cannon looks.

Can anyone tell me some simple designs to start out with, and I am kind of interested in using sprinkler valves but I don't really no the advantage of them, how to set them up, or how to use them, lol.
Yes I am a noob, but any help would be appreciated.
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Fri May 04, 2007 10:25 am

Sprinkler valves will give you a tremendous increase of power over a ball valve when modded, and are easier to trigger.

For more information on how to use them effectively, have a look
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Unread postAuthor: paaiyan » Fri May 04, 2007 2:58 pm

Well welcome to the forums. Dual-chambers do look cool, and depending on how you set it up, can increase the rate at which the pressure is released. Pretty much anything will be an improement over your ball valve.
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Unread postAuthor: super spuder » Fri May 04, 2007 3:46 pm

Welcome to the forms, my advice would be to look up piston valves and see if you can build one of them. They are #1 cheeper than a sprinkler valve (in my area anyways) #2 they open faster, the only downfall is,you have to build it yourself, just an idea for ya.
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Unread postAuthor: homedepotpro » Sat May 05, 2007 12:18 am

my first pneumatic gun was with a sprinkler valve, simple over under. just look around the showcases. you don't really need too large of a chamber unless you have a really large barrel.
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Unread postAuthor: Rayman_1337 » Sat May 05, 2007 1:35 am

Alright, thanks for that link....one probably incedibly stupid question, when using the sprinkler valve, where do you fill up your tank?
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Unread postAuthor: lukemc » Sat May 05, 2007 3:09 pm

^ umm how do you fill up your ball valve? its the same way :wink:
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