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Unread postAuthor: MadHatter » Tue Jul 18, 2006 12:40 pm

Hi I am new here, just made my first ever spud gun (it is a pnumatic) I gut the basic how-to from here. The problem it that the end cap on my tank leaks (and yes I did glue it) how do I fix this?
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Unread postAuthor: M3NT4L » Tue Jul 18, 2006 12:43 pm

:x more glue and make sure its pvc cement
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Unread postAuthor: trae08 » Tue Jul 18, 2006 12:43 pm

Did you make that 1/4 turn? The only thing i know to fix that is cut it off and put another one on it an use more glue an turn it as u put it on
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Unread postAuthor: SpudStuff » Tue Jul 18, 2006 12:56 pm

yay try tapping it off aith a hammer then get a new cap and glue it on with alot if glue and twist it 1/4 turn
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Unread postAuthor: plumpthumb » Tue Jul 18, 2006 1:00 pm

:( It is "possible", if the leak is small-and I do stress small_to plug the leak by using a good epoxy and making sure it runs down into the leak. I have done this on one occaision and it has worked. However, I would not pressureize the gun much more than 40 psi. I agree that the best, and safest, thing to do would be to cut off the offending part and put on a new on-in the proper manner. I have never had a leak when doing as trae08 has said-that is enough glue and the importan 1/4 turn!
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Unread postAuthor: MadHatter » Tue Jul 18, 2006 1:01 pm

nope i didn't turn it ... thanks
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Unread postAuthor: Darkerweb12 » Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:29 pm

Yes, you should never pressurize a leaking gun, as leaks mean you didn't glue it well, and if you didn't glue it well, the stress it can handle goes down dramaticly. You may get lucky, or you may end up with the end cap flying off and hitting somebody.
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Unread postAuthor: MadHatter » Tue Jul 18, 2006 4:40 pm

:lol: it happen to me .... i didn't let the glue set for the aloted time and was seeing if it would hold presser .... the end blow off and hit my aunt .... it wasn't my fult she steeped in frount of it when she did oh and my tank when flying in to the wall on my grage :shock:
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Unread postAuthor: SpudStuff » Tue Jul 18, 2006 5:02 pm

you give a bad name to spudders
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Unread postAuthor: MadHatter » Tue Jul 18, 2006 5:07 pm

lol spudders is all ready a bad name
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Unread postAuthor: Mihlrad » Tue Jul 18, 2006 5:44 pm

well you certainly are mad retarded... hes right you give a bad name to spud gunners. What if it didnt hit your aunt and hit a persons house?
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Unread postAuthor: SpudStuff » Tue Jul 18, 2006 5:47 pm

i think hitting a person is worse than hitting a house
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Tue Jul 18, 2006 5:48 pm

First off, spudding does NOT have a bad name, and you are most certainly a retard to go around giving it one because you believe it already does.

And to answer your original question, put the launcher under vacuum, (automotive vacuum pump), and dab epoxy over the leak. Wait a while then remove vacuum.

And go watch Nickelodeon for while...
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Unread postAuthor: saladtossser » Tue Jul 18, 2006 6:05 pm

if you dont care about looks, you can just use epoxy puddy... oh, and if you do, try and screw the pipe and fitting together.
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Mon Sep 25, 2006 1:26 am

invest in the whopping .75$ and buy a new cap, saw off teh old one, you lose a little bit of chamber but it shouldnt make to big of a difference.
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