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Unread postAuthor: boilingleadbath » Sun Mar 27, 2005 8:25 pm

Ok, so I'v made my first cannon, a 2" barreled, 4" chamber diaphram (ball vaulve acctuated) pnematic cannon. (yes, I'm pretty ambitious) "Great", you say, but what's the problem?

Ok, here it is:
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As you can see, we have a washer pair lending rigidity in the center. (yes, the diaphram is hemishpere shaped)
It's pretty close to scale.

Well, anyway, the vaulve starts leaking air into the barrel at about 65 PSI. What's up? It's a pretty fast leak, and it won't stop when the pressure drops below 65 again...
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Unread postAuthor: Aaron ????? » Tue Mar 29, 2005 2:08 am

try just makin a diaphram out of plain rubber i got a sheet for 3 $
at clark rubber
make it out of 6mm thick rubber if u r going to 100 psi

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Unread postAuthor: boilingleadbath » Tue Mar 29, 2005 7:52 pm

6 mm is... close to what I have? Um... 22mm/ inch, 22/16=1.5.
Meaning that I have 4.5 mm neoprean? (3/16")
Does any one else have trouble with 4.5mm?
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Unread postAuthor: Aaron ????? » Wed May 18, 2005 2:32 am

my gun has no washer in the middle its just a round bit of rubber it used to be 4 mm but when i shot it above 60psi it would blow back in 2 the back of the gun

try this put glad wrap on the pressuer guage ,bikevalve ect and fill it up with air then put it in a big tray ald fill around it with water and look for bubbles coming from the back of the gun if there is air escaping form the back of the gun the air will also be leaking out the barrel...
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Unread postAuthor: boilingleadbath » Fri May 20, 2005 1:11 pm

I'm not following you...
Why would it leak out the barrel if there is a leak around the plug, so long as it is relitivly small? (compared to the equilization port) And my equilization port is over-sized... it's just simply GIGANTIC. I'v emptied my gun through it in 7 seconds! (didn't open the ball valve very well)
And I assure you - my plug does NOT leak that much!

On the other hand... I'v discovered a tear around my washer. I'm going to chamfer it for my new sheet... Do you think that'd be enough? It's 2.7 mm thick.
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Unread postAuthor: Aaron ????? » Mon May 23, 2005 12:50 am

im not sure but you can allways try
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