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Unread postAuthor: Spyider » Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:43 pm

So ive been thiking for a while on making a flamethrower but not outa pvc because gas eats through it.. i was thnking steel.. ? and for the compresses gas i c that some ppl use air to presurize their tanks but gasoline under pressure = a bomb so i think them ppl are stupid i was thinking itor butane OR a paintball gun nitrogen tank because i can get that refilled easly..

is the paintball nitrogen tanks flamable though ?

w/e post replys on what you think and any tips you got thanx
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Unread postAuthor: Velocity » Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:44 pm

Im not sure if this topic is within rules, but anyway, there is a test that proves that gasoline does not eat away at PVC
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Unread postAuthor: Pete Zaria » Thu Oct 26, 2006 9:45 pm

First of all, you wouldn't want to use gasoline. You'd want to use denatured alcohol. Much more stable, and cheaper.

Second, I'm pretty sure this is against forum rules and will be deleted soon.

PM me. I've drawn up plans for one but never built it because I have no place to use it. To be honest, it'd be kind of useless. A fun toy to mess around with in a huge open parking lot or etc... but it has no practical use, and you'd get nailed by the authorities for using it anywhere remotely public.

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Unread postAuthor: SquishY » Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:03 pm

Paintball nitrogen tanks are simply just compressed air, the crap we are breating right now, they are an extremely high pressure so be careful. We had one fly off the compressor from a faulty nipple, don't try to modify them.
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Unread postAuthor: benstern » Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:07 pm

Use propane to pressurize it. Also, I think alcohol eats away pvc.
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Unread postAuthor: Spyider » Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:11 pm

i dont THINK alcohol eats away but i do believe gas does.... its what ive read anyways from allot of sites..
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Unread postAuthor: Spyider » Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:14 pm

so Nitrogen tanks (paintball ones) arnt flamable ?
because i need a flamamable high pressured gas to push the fluid out while also connected to a pilot light which activates the fuel

theirs a web sight with a picture on it but i dono can i post links in forums ? if so then u can c better...
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Unread postAuthor: SpudStuff » Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:26 pm

http://forums.spudtech.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7896

Plastix on spudtech did that test and declared it didn't make a signifigant differance..
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Unread postAuthor: The Haymaker » Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:27 pm

Please don't delete this thread, at least not until someone locates a nearby burn clinic..... Geez, sounds a bit dangerous for a project when you don't even know nitrogen is a nonflammable gas!

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Unread postAuthor: Spyider » Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:33 pm

http://science.howstuffworks.com/flamethrower3.htm

the image of that flmaethrower and thats the one ide liek to make though.. you can even click on the stuff and ittle work lolz

tell me what you think..
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Unread postAuthor: Pete Zaria » Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:38 pm

Spyider wrote:so Nitrogen tanks (paintball ones) arnt flamable ?
because i need a flamamable high pressured gas to push the fluid out while also connected to a pilot light which activates the fuel

theirs a web sight with a picture on it but i dono can i post links in forums ? if so then u can c better...


I'm sorry but OH MY $HIT YOU'RE AN IDIOT. DO NOT EVEN CONSIDER BUILDING THIS. YOU WILL DIE. YOU DON'T KNOW ENOUGH TO DO IT SAFELY.

If you do this, videotape it please.

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Unread postAuthor: SpudStuff » Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:40 pm

Don't be an Asshole. He made a comon misconception, Nitros Oxide is flamable, that is probably where he got that.

Propane in the high concentration is not flamable either, it needs a oxydizer like air. Sure this is dangerous but the odds of getting killed in Iraq are higher than having an exploding gun.
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Unread postAuthor: Spyider » Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:54 pm

ok then so what would be a good "Compressed gas tank" that would be able to push the flamable fluid out AND be conected as the pilot light ? like that site shows on my last post.. ?
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Unread postAuthor: Pete Zaria » Thu Oct 26, 2006 10:54 pm

Spudstuff, I know it seems harsh, but... I know quite a bit about flamethrowers and I've done a full set of plans (including multiple backflash arrest valves for safety) for one. I'm serious, if Spyider attempts this he'll probably die. He doesn't know enough to do it safely. I don't want this site (or the spudgun community) getting in trouble because some kid got plans (or even ideas) for a device that killed him. So I'm telling him not to attempt it until he understands how to do it properly.

And even then, the question still stands - When and where could you actually use a flamethrower without danger of getting arrested or starting a massive fire?

I'm sorry to sound like an asshole. My previous post was a bit out of line. If you think I should edit it out, I will.
If you'll read my 175 prior posts, you'll see that I'm usually very friendly and helpful and outgoing. I don't mean to rip on people, but I don't want to see someone die.

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Unread postAuthor: SpudStuff » Thu Oct 26, 2006 11:06 pm

he'll probably die.

Many have been built all have lived...

Please justify yourself. Sure it is quite dangerous but not id the saftey percautions are taken.
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