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Unread postAuthor: Flying_Salt » Thu Dec 07, 2006 6:13 pm

My friend is coming over tomorrow and we were planning to shoot some spuds, but the weather forecast says its going to be cold. Is the low 40s too cold for pvc?

EDIT: We are trashing an old Emachines computer, and I found this bike pump chamber that fits perfectly down my barrel. So is there any radioactive content that could be dangerous?
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Unread postAuthor: pyromanic13 » Thu Dec 07, 2006 6:40 pm

if it's cold you can still shoot... just fuel it up inside shoot it outside...
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Unread postAuthor: Flying_Salt » Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:26 pm

I thought pvc becomes brittle in cold weather?
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Unread postAuthor: MisterSteve124 » Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:39 pm

It does but you could probably do it if you store it inside or bring it inside for about 10minutes after a couple shots. I also plan on shooting mine tomorrow and its supposed to be around 40 here too
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Unread postAuthor: Flying_Salt » Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:50 pm

Steve, do you happen to live in east texas?
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Unread postAuthor: nicholai » Thu Dec 07, 2006 8:26 pm

it does get brittle, just dont let it freeze. Pneumatics are what you need to watch in cold weather because they hold high pressure for a longer duration. Combustions only hold moderate pressure for a fraction of a second and the burning fuel actually helps keep the PVC from freezing.
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Thu Dec 07, 2006 9:39 pm

I live in louisiana, and they said it's supposed to be in the 'teens tonight. I just keep my gun in my room next to my floor heater and then shoot out the window. ^_^
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Unread postAuthor: MisterSteve124 » Thu Dec 07, 2006 9:59 pm

No I live in Pennsylvania and its snowing right now.
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Unread postAuthor: PCGUY » Thu Dec 07, 2006 10:32 pm

Low 40's is fine, it's when you get below freezing and such is when you need to start to worry.
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Unread postAuthor: joannaardway » Fri Dec 08, 2006 4:01 am

Or use metal for your spudgun, and then you can use it in any weather!

Given typical British weather, I use copper a lot...
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Fri Dec 08, 2006 6:34 am

Yeah, I was just talking about my combustion PVC guns there. Me and my friend were shooting paintballs around with my modified marble machine gun last night, and it was thirty-something at the time.
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Unread postAuthor: Recruit » Fri Dec 08, 2006 7:22 am

joannaardway wrote:Given typical British weather, I use copper a lot...


friend of mine lived in England for a few years and he said if you blink you will miss the summer Sorry for going off topic.
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Unread postAuthor: Hotwired » Fri Dec 08, 2006 9:14 am

Recruit wrote:
joannaardway wrote:Given typical British weather, I use copper a lot...


friend of mine lived in England for a few years and he said if you blink you will miss the summer Sorry for going off topic.


Well blink and you'll miss the winter too...

Its the 8th of December and we might finally have some frost :shock:

I'm harbouring suspicions that we're going to lose snow altogether and well just have a warmer than usual half of the year then a colder than usual part of the year with no special effects besides the rain...
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Unread postAuthor: Dom » Fri Dec 08, 2006 12:35 pm

What about ABS? What is the temperature to start to worry?
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Unread postAuthor: Recruit » Fri Dec 08, 2006 1:04 pm

Dont most pipes have the safe temp printed on there side?
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