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Unread postAuthor: cb4289 » Sun May 13, 2007 12:26 pm

i built a cannon people said it will kill me because he valve is not rated and its covered in primer because i was too lazy to paint it. dose this count ?
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Unread postAuthor: joannaardway » Sun May 13, 2007 12:40 pm

It doesn't count until it actually fails I'm afraid.
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Unread postAuthor: cb4289 » Sun May 13, 2007 12:59 pm

joannaardway wrote:It doesn't count until it actually fails I'm afraid.
what do you mean :?:
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Unread postAuthor: Cool » Wed May 16, 2007 12:27 am

I once shot a golf ball at a wall, that ball bounced back and hit my cussin in the ass, lucky for me it was a bad mix of fuel/air. But it still hurt like hell he said.
Normally, the balls went thru the wall, but when the mix and angle of the shot was wrong, the ball came back.
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Unread postAuthor: chaos » Wed May 16, 2007 1:13 am

cb4289 wrote:
joannaardway wrote:It doesn't count until it actually fails I'm afraid.
what do you mean :?:


cb4289 wrote:
joannaardway wrote:It doesn't count until it actually fails I'm afraid.
what do you mean

when i replied i had forgotten what forum i was in dont blame me blame the goverment lol but really i'm sorry. Shocked



man please use the edit button, double posts are really anoying.
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Unread postAuthor: Marco321 » Wed May 16, 2007 2:31 am

Lol funny stories i got 2
With my combustion cannon i was still learning about the deoderant to oxygen ratio thing so i accidently drowned the gun with deoderant, i was useing a bbq igniter as a spark source. I kept hitting the trigger aiming downrange, i then, with my hand on the handle turned the gun upsidedown to remove the end cap and for some reason i pressed the trigger and got a facefull of fire. I wasn't hurt, i managed to dodge some of the flame but i had long hair at the time and burnt it.

the next morning i used butane and for some reason it only parlt combusted and fire came out my gun, i opened her up and the heat inside the gun ingnited the rest of the butan when oxygen got to it and i got another face full of fire. Once again i luckily dodged most of it but burnt some more of my hair off.
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Unread postAuthor: A-98 » Wed May 16, 2007 2:36 am

wow, i get cut off from the interwebz for a week, and come ack, this topic is at 4 pages, and i forgot about it. this is the first time ive seen it. suprised i didnt see the email
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Unread postAuthor: Redcoat » Thu May 17, 2007 4:32 am

well my only real accident so far would have been about 6 months ago with my first spud gun when i was all psyched up and i was all like "yay oh yay spud guns make my day" which they still do but i sprayed it in using my trampoline as a frame to hold it up and i sprayed about a ten second burst of Dry Idea,my preffered deodorant, and i was using a PISA lighter for ignition.Plus my endcap wasnt screw on i just found one at the local store which fit snuggly i and i hammered it on.Also my barrel coming from the reducer was removable for easy travelling welll i as standing there trying to get the thing to fire pressing it heaps and then unexpededly i fired massively the barrel flew off as well went about ten feet my endcap blew off heaps fast and almost hit my foot and the reducer cracked and the potato landed in a construction site 6 houses down and houses are pretty big whee i live.
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Unread postAuthor: kingjames488 » Sat May 19, 2007 10:34 pm

My second "cannon" (a rollaids bottle with a piece of copper pipe hot glued on the end and a pizzo ignighter) I made was working fine for a while... so I said, Im gonna make a really loud long shot.
I was running out of potato, only had one :D, and desided to cram all the bits and pieces of it into the pipe. I pushed them in really hard the sprayed in a fuel, hairspray i think, and pressed the sparker... BOOM!!
The bottles cap shot off and hit me in the stomach. I wasn't hurt badly, but it stung for about 10 secs. Im sure you'll hear more from me when I build my big cannon!!
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Unread postAuthor: From_Hamsterdam » Sat May 19, 2007 11:49 pm

I built a bolt action on my pneumatic gun, the bolt has a screw going through the middle of it to which handle is attached. the barrel(15mm) is removable i use a pin system to keep it in place during firing.
Any way, after leaving it over night i reattached the barrel loaded a marble then shot it at a sheet. I then noticed a spray of brown flecks around were the marble hit, i thought it was brown splinters. then when i looked closer i saw the easily recognizable leg of a Cockroach.
Now remember i have a pin holding the barrel on. So now there was bits of exploded roach all though my gun and it stinks so bad i had to buy a new barrel.
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Unread postAuthor: DriftingRz » Wed Jun 06, 2007 10:50 am

well when i built my 2nd gun, with my ghetto propane injection, it had a 4"chamber and tennis ball barrel. well me and dad went on back porch for the first shot of it, let the propane get to 35psi before releasing it into the chamber, got ready, clicked the ignitor BOOOOM, chamber flew out of my hands and hit wall behind me, and barrel about flew off the balcony. scared the crap out of me, cause i thought i about died, my dad laughed, and i realized i hadnt clued the 4"coupler to the reducing bushing.

cap blew off of a pill bottle gun. didnt really hurt

I won the theopia cannon, a while back the pneamatic golf ball gun. it was a sweet cannon, well i had fired it no more than 10times before, all at about 60-100 psi, well i was at a friends house one day shooting the propane gun a marble rifle and the theopia cannon, filled it up to like 115psi, pulled the blowgun trigger, golfball shot like 100yards, and i felt a bunch of air go by my forearm, the 90degree elbows on the gun exploded and i just got lucky to not get hit by any of the peices, i didnt find the peices, they dissapeared

last weekend at a graduation party, i took my gun, after getting the right fuel mixture down with oldspice deodarant ( didnt have any propane left) i was shooting good shots blowing holes with taters in a 1/2" sheet of some kind of wood. well my friend whos party it was left his gun with a few of his drunk retarded friends while he went to talk, first they didnt put cap on all the way, so cap flew off and made a cool sound missing everybody, then they flooded chamber with the deodarant, didnt work so they pulled cap off and somebody reaches over and starts clicking the igniter shooting a big flame out. nobody hurt, we had fun
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Unread postAuthor: Bubba05 » Wed Jun 06, 2007 8:48 pm

Had a small golf ball gun disintergrate in my hands just the other day!
Wasent sure of the plumming so i wrapped it in 100mph tape and let rip. got a few dints in a car door and then whent for the penatration shot and BOOM. Lucky the 100mph tape was there and contained the shrapnal pretty well. Got away wit a small as 2nd degree burn on my thumb!
Thats the way it goes.
Oh yeah and on my Big boy i had a hot gas vent from the ignition burn my index finger once but it was ok.

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Unread postAuthor: rednecktatertosser » Wed Jun 06, 2007 9:17 pm

About 6 months ago me and a buddy of mine were building a couple of cannons and the glue we used for his said it took 2 hours to cure so we figured that meant that we could use it after a few hours. we had run out of glue while at the end of making his cannon and went to lowes to get more glue along with going and getting kicked out of the local target(just to kill some time). we came back to my house and decided to wait another hour past the two it said. so we went town to the fishin hole near my house and went squirrel hunting in the woods with a paintball gun. so we came back and decided to pressure test the gun. 20 psi, still holding. 30 psi, nothing. 50 psi, still nothing. but apparently 60 psi is the magic bang number cause the gun blew in half with an incredibly loud BANG, which sounded like a 12 gauge shotgun, at the last fiting we had glued and shot the barrel at the meat freezer in the garage and the chamber went flying out twords my truck. miraculously it went between both sets of wheels and came to an almost damage free stop at the neighbors fence.

fortunately nobody was harmed in the aforementioned events.

we have learned our lesson and have since given all solvent welds a full 24 hours to dry and havent had any more incidents.
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Unread postAuthor: mtronic » Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:18 am

I once accidentally shot the window of an Egyptian/coptic church :oops:

They had parked me in earlier that day so I figured I would tater their sandstone sign so they would have to clean it. It was about 12:30 am, I fired at what I thought was they sign, however it was a different story in the morning when I saw a clean 2" hole through the laminated glass window.

I felt pretty bad for the rest of the day, luckily they never found out it was me.
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Unread postAuthor: spud yeti » Mon Jul 16, 2007 4:53 am

I havent really had any bad accidents yet, but my two are this:
I was spray painting my one cannon and tried to change the spraypaint nozzle, and as I twisted it around it sprayed into my eye. It was soo sore, and I had a couple of black speckles on my eye for a few hours. The other was wih a mini. It was my first gun. I triggered it and nothing happened so I (sooo stupidly) opened up the bottle and tried to "blow out the gas"... well the gas was actually burning, so as I blew it I got a face full of fire! Luckily my dad had walked away about 30 seconds before, and I never told him!
But otherwise Im not really a "stupid" person, and try be as safe as possible.
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