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Unread postAuthor: Novacastrian » Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:40 am

I used to spend a lot of money. Then i had kids- now i spend all my money :D
@ Crowely, do you keep receipts?
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:43 am

MrCrowley wrote:Because I like pissing $13.27NZD up the wall everytime my holesaw comes a bit loose and makes a hole too big in the end cap. :roll:


The gospels aren't just there to ensure sound moral values of efficiency, they're also there to save your wallet from eternal damnation! You my boy need to brush up on your bible reading, Consult the book of armaments!
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:44 am

@Nova, the expensive ones.

But I know how much i've spent per cannon roughly, and how much in spare parts i've spent.

I've got two dockets, worth about $130US from Home Depot, if you want to see the incredibly cheap prices for yourself. I also have a docket from a Plumbing Merchant here, showing you the incredibly expensive prices.
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Tue Mar 11, 2008 9:40 am

Wow Crowley, I think you've spent about the same as me. The advantage now is that I have so many pipes and fittings lying around that I can often build entire designs with very little or no extra spending. PVC cannons obviously don't have that benefit, as they aren't particularly modular.

@SB15: There's actually 35 cans sitting there, you can't see them all.
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Unread postAuthor: POLAND_SPUD » Tue Mar 11, 2008 10:16 am

yeah that's the main advantage of steel pipes and galvanized fittings :D
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Unread postAuthor: ALIHISGREAT » Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:25 pm

DYI wrote:Wow Crowley, I think you've spent about the same as me. The advantage now is that I have so many pipes and fittings lying around that I can often build entire designs with very little or no extra spending. PVC cannons obviously don't have that benefit, as they aren't particularly modular.

@SB15: There's actually 35 cans sitting there, you can't see them all.


Threaded PVC fittings?

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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:35 pm

ALIHISGREAT wrote:and yes i'm back... for now anyway... hell none of you guys remember me do you?


You've been away for less than three weeks, not exactly eons is it :P :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: ALIHISGREAT » Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:40 pm

You've been away for less than three weeks, not exactly eons is it


are you sure!?! maybe i logged in but i haven't been browsing for quite a while :) been thinking bout paintball and the like :D still haven't decided which marker yet though :roll:
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Tue Mar 11, 2008 2:46 pm

ALIHISGREAT wrote:are you sure!?!


Quite, your most recent post before today was on the 26th February.
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Unread postAuthor: ALIHISGREAT » Tue Mar 11, 2008 4:11 pm

^^ ok my bad... when did i write that (well obviously) i don't remeber :?
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Unread postAuthor: Novacastrian » Tue Mar 11, 2008 8:36 pm

"In the world of spuds today" I finished making "Boogaloo" today, (thanks for the name Gippeto). I have still to test it and will give updates later. :P

Edit: Tests have shown that i under-engineered the endcap fasteners -FAIL- I am confident that this problem can be rectified by the use of 3 straps that go from endcap to endcap. This should stop the caps trying to exit the chamber like they tried to do at 70psi :roll:

On an un-related note, don't buy 8 Cylinders of Teflon tube to do a job when what you need is solid rod, bye bye $1500, anyone in Australia need teflon tube-190mm long 92mm OD 50mm ID? $150 a tube, thats less than cost! :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: Gippeto » Tue Mar 11, 2008 11:31 pm

Here to serve. :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: Ragnarok » Wed Mar 12, 2008 9:52 am

MrCrowley wrote:Bloody addictive and bloody expensive.

I have quite the same problem.
I tend to reckon on a budget of £200 to £300 ($400-$600 USD) on each of my larger projects these days, which is why I haven't really made anything big since I finished HEAL 10 months back.

I've been chipping away at smaller projects and have been slowly improving HEAL (less pilot volume, less dead volume, higher valve flow, scope, bipod... now trying to make a better air stripper to help accuracy) , but I haven't done anything significant.

SpudBlaster15 wrote:I really should be fat, but my metabolism is almost as good as Rag's. Unfortunately, I don't believe I have his indestructibility. :D

I don't drink much in the way of carbonated drinks, but what I do drink is vast amounts of orange squash (not sure if there is an equivalent in other countries, but Wikipedia.) amongst other things - on some days, I can easily drink over a gallon of fluid (the equivalent of 14+ canned drinks).
And I have to drink that amount, otherwise I get colossal dehydration headaches - but I don't know where it goes, because my skin is always as dry as a bone (nor am I constantly in and out of the bog).

Now, while I'm responding to your post, you'll never find out if you're immortal unless you do some stupid stuff. Mind you, if you aren't immortal, then doing stupid stuff might cause problems...

If anyone still cares about it, I'm doing very well with the Range Calculator, managing to iron out a few more slight niggles. Anyway, I'm off to go write some more code - maybe then I'll be able to release the Beta.
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Unread postAuthor: ALIHISGREAT » Wed Mar 12, 2008 12:37 pm

^^ range calculator sounds interesting i look foreward to the beta... as long as it doesn't contain viruses :shock: :D

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Unread postAuthor: th3p0p0 » Wed Mar 12, 2008 2:51 pm

"In the world of spuds today" i got 20FT of SDR 21 1 1/2" pipe!! mmmmm now i can put nice clean holes in things MUHAHAH :twisted:. and i just finished my 2" piston gun ill post it soon.
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