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Unread postAuthor: zaphar » Tue Sep 13, 2005 11:37 pm

Hi, I'm new to the forums but wanted to share something that may have been mentioned before, but I am to lazy to look at the moment, but what I want to share with all of you is a excellent propellent I have been using in my potato gun. What I've been using is lantern/campstove fuel in a windex bottle, one squirt in the chamber seems to work every time and doesn't leave black sludge like hair spray. Hopefully you find this info useful, if not, oh well.
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Unread postAuthor: taterjim » Wed Sep 14, 2005 8:46 pm

I have some campfuel I bought a few weeks ago and I'm going to try this out.
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Unread postAuthor: guitarfreak » Wed Sep 21, 2005 5:23 pm

i use graphite deodorant,works ok but i think im flooding the chamber,it only goes after the fuel settles for a while.from what ive heard,hairspray works ok,but i have tried straight butane with good results. :)
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Unread postAuthor: zaphar » Wed Sep 21, 2005 11:47 pm

If it doesn't fire the first time, I just unscrew the cap, take it off for a second, and then screw the cap back in and it usually does it. I don't usually have to do this because it fires most of the time.
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Unread postAuthor: taterjim » Fri Oct 28, 2005 9:32 pm

Well, the campfuel didn't work all that well for me.I use propane part of the time and white rain hair spray is really dependable. I have a can of some type of silicone lubricant and it works better than the hair spray. I have experimented with right guard and cutter mosquito spray without great success. Now that I have learned a little more about chamber to barrel ratios and a few other tid bits , I have started building me a better cannon with screw on barrels , a near 1.5 to 1 ratio . I would li ke to add stun gun ignition but I Don't really know where to even get one so I still use the torch lighter ,similar to a bbq thing only has a steel tube that goes inside the cannon which is a plus.. I want to add a 2.5 in barrel so I can shoot tennis balls but a full joint of conduit ,the only source I c an find locally is about 14.95 plus tax.There is a company in a nearby town that actually made some of the pipe I use (pipelife) on two of my c annons , I'll check with them. A neighbor has offjavascriptemoticon(':lol:')
Laughingered me some 6" pvc ,he said it was heavy .Well what could I do with that?
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Unread postAuthor: zaphar » Sat Oct 29, 2005 10:47 pm

I don't know how you were using it, but when I use it, I make sure that the windex bottle is on the mist setting and give it a full spray of the campfuel. I usually hold the cap in one hand and the spraybottle in the other. After I spay it in, I quickly cap it. If it doesn't fire the first time, I usually unscrew the cap, blow some air in, and recap it. Seems to work pretty well for me.
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Unread postAuthor: Animal81182 » Sun Oct 30, 2005 5:18 am

I think spending that extra pit on a simple meter saves alot of hassle trying to get the thing fired, i used to use deodrant but i sware buy my propane metered sytem i would not go back now no way!!!

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Unread postAuthor: darkpyro » Tue Dec 13, 2005 1:32 am

where do you get propane meters and does it mesuare how muckh you put in or does it measure how much is in there
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Unread postAuthor: boilingleadbath » Tue Dec 13, 2005 6:12 pm

1) Do some reseach on it. I recomend the spudwiki, or this very website.
2) Don't kick up dead topics for easily answeared questions.
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Unread postAuthor: neilman88 » Wed Dec 21, 2005 1:08 am

propane is really cheap so im thinking about getting me a meter...how many shot does one of them blue cans last for?
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Unread postAuthor: zaphar » Wed Dec 21, 2005 1:23 am

it depends on your cannon, I would go for the 16oz propane tanks, they are super cheap at wallsmart, and you get 4oz more per a thank, and I think they actually cost less per a tank, kind of weird wouldn't you say....
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Unread postAuthor: Firemaker68 » Sat Dec 24, 2005 7:06 pm

At work we use "Gum Remover" to get gum off of walls etc. Upon looking for a new fuel for my mini I was looking through arousal cans and found that this stuff is made of propane and butane so I knew it was extremely flammable. I tried it once and it went further than any other fuel than I have ever tried. If you have access to it i strongly recommend asking your boss if you can take home a bottle
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