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Unread postAuthor: Atlantis » Thu May 25, 2006 4:44 pm

I may have come up with an idea of how to use a potato as a burst disk. Have the barrel stick part way into the chamber, stab a potato onto it about half way through, once the pressure is high enough it should cut through the potato with the barrel kinfe, and let the air push it through the barrel.
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Unread postAuthor: saladtossser » Thu May 25, 2006 4:49 pm

hey thats not a bad idea, but maybe the combustion process is too fast or something, make one and just pump it up until it shoots
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Unread postAuthor: Atlantis » Thu May 25, 2006 9:38 pm

I have a 4 day weekend right now, I might have time to try this. I'm working on a way to make a homemade union, I have a rubber ring that is the exact same size as 1.5" pipe, I'll use this for the seal. I'm attempting to use Dixie Cups for burst disk.
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Unread postAuthor: SpudStuff » Thu May 25, 2006 10:38 pm

be careful the spud may explode and act like a shotgun
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Unread postAuthor: Atlantis » Thu May 25, 2006 10:42 pm

That would be cool though, just make sure it points the right way.
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Unread postAuthor: urbana » Thu May 25, 2006 11:54 pm

what do u think about rifled pvc pipe for a barel?
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Unread postAuthor: Benny » Fri May 26, 2006 3:36 am

^ new topic for that, however they have some tests on http://www.burntlatke.com
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Unread postAuthor: Shrimphead » Fri May 26, 2006 7:48 pm

Benny, you might think about editing your post. I don't think you meant to say what you did.
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Unread postAuthor: drac » Fri May 26, 2006 9:06 pm

Benny wrote:^ new topic for that, however they have some testes on http://www.burntlatke.com


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I did find that somwhat funny at first, but.... then as I thought of it, what's so funny about a typo?
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Unread postAuthor: Benny » Sat May 27, 2006 7:41 am

oh crap....... :oops:
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Unread postAuthor: drac » Sat May 27, 2006 9:36 am

As for the burst disk idea, it should work if you can find a way to breech load that's big enough, like 2inch in a 4inch male and female, because otherwise it's going to be hard.


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