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Unread postAuthor: giarc69 » Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:12 am

how long does an sch 40 abs combustion spud gun last before it needs to be replaced
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Unread postAuthor: CannonCreator » Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:17 am

When it needs to be replaced. You usually don't really have to replace a cannon unless it cracks, or is melted by a ocnstant flame. Keep your cannon in a safe inside, and its dosnt crack or get melted you usually dont need to replace them.

Or if you notice a leak somewere when your igniting that must be fixed with epoxy putty. But believ me wen the time comes you will know if it needs to be replaced.

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Unread postAuthor: giarc69 » Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:19 am

Guns. As They may Claim lives, they are lives. Our lives.



you just answered that question like someone who dosent know when it needs to be replaced
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Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:25 am

ABS will last a VERY long time before it fatigues and subsequently fails. This lifetime is beyond the threshold of practicality, so you do not need to worry about replacing the cannon.
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Unread postAuthor: Killjoy » Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:29 am

you just answered that question like someone who dosent know when it needs to be replaced

haha that made my night better.

Seriosly though, a pvc spudgun if mainted will last for years upon years. I know of one that belongs to a friends dad that is well over 15 years old and still in good condition.
Just keep it away from direct light and extreme temperature change (like in a garage or shed where it gets hot and then cold during the year).
Also keep it clean (just a wet rag, no cleaners). This is probably unnecasary, but it won't hurt.
But as cannon creator said, if you see any visiable damage either fix it or replace the entire cannons, its your call. If you don't feel safe using it, go ahead and replace it.

Edit: also abs like spudblaster said will last a long time to
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:42 am

It will last longer than it will take you to get bored of it and make another one ;)
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Unread postAuthor: battlemonkey » Wed Oct 17, 2007 12:52 am

yea mine are put together and by that night i am already looking through spudfiles for my next project
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Unread postAuthor: f.c » Wed Oct 17, 2007 4:09 am

for aslong as you take care of it.
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Unread postAuthor: Redcoat » Wed Oct 17, 2007 4:13 am

Should last a long time provided you take care of it (Like f.c. said).
THough by the time it does sadly pass on :cry: You should have gotten over that gun and made a more kickarse one.

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Unread postAuthor: silverdooty » Wed Oct 17, 2007 8:17 am

built in '95 and still going strong. pressure rated pvc sch40
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Unread postAuthor: Pilgrimman » Wed Oct 17, 2007 5:25 pm

I'd just check it for defects every so often, and keep it in a warm dark place. Even if it appears perfect after a year or so, I'd replace the pipe portion. The fittings should be fine, but you probably have dropped it or banged it at least once and forgotten, and the pipe part is the most likely to suffer the worst from impact damage.
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Unread postAuthor: noname » Wed Oct 17, 2007 9:15 pm

Silverdooty, that gun uses a DWV coupler, and possibly more, I can't tell from here. That makes it completely unsafe and a deathtrap to be around.
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Unread postAuthor: origin unknown » Thu Oct 18, 2007 6:22 pm

He's been around it for 15 years. Don't you think he would've died by now if it wasn't safe?
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Unread postAuthor: HaiThar » Thu Oct 18, 2007 6:59 pm

noname wrote:Silverdooty, that gun uses a DWV coupler, and possibly more, I can't tell from here. That makes it completely unsafe and a deathtrap to be around.


Bah, don't be such a grinch. He's had it 12 years... A single DWV peice doesn't make it a "deathtrap" or "completely unsafe." As long as he doesn't bring it over 60-70 psi too often...

Though you probably DO want to change it out sometime
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Unread postAuthor: sandman » Thu Oct 18, 2007 7:13 pm

arg, does no one understand unrated

unrated means no one has tested the pipe to see when pressure it can hold, so it could blow at ANY time :!:
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