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Unread postAuthor: koolaid465002 » Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:09 pm

Hello this is my first topic ok so i built a cannon like boogie's zooka.
so i put the blowgun directly on to the spirnkler valve but i get a leak it is not major but it still gets on my nerves anybody got any ideas?
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Unread postAuthor: lukemc » Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:10 pm

check if your blow gun is back wards. if not try Teflon tape
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Unread postAuthor: origin unknown » Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:16 pm

First off...where is the leak? If it is near the threaded end add teflon tape like lukemc said. If it is the seal of the valve inside, use oil. My modified blowgun seal used to leak and I fixed it with oil. Some types of oil can eat away at your rubber seal, but I am not sure what kind.
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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Fri Jul 06, 2007 1:43 pm

origin unknown wrote:First off...where is the leak? If it is near the threaded end add teflon tape like lukemc said. If it is the seal of the valve inside, use oil. My modified blowgun seal used to leak and I fixed it with oil. Some types of oil can eat away at your rubber seal, but I am not sure what kind.

WD-40 is one of the types that can eat away at the rubber, but lithium grease should work.
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