Login    Register
User Information
Username:
Password:
We are a free and open
community, all are welcome.
Click here to Register
Sponsored
Who is online

In total there are 48 users online :: 4 registered, 0 hidden and 44 guests


Most users ever online was 218 on Wed Dec 07, 2016 6:58 pm

Registered users: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], MSNbot Media, Yahoo [Bot] based on users active over the past 5 minutes

The Team
Administrators
Global Moderators
global_moderators.png CS

the big bang

A place to ask general spud cannon related questions.
Sponsored 
  • Author
    Message

the big bang

Unread postAuthor: trae08 » Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:21 pm

ok well ive been wanting to do this for a while and now i finally am going to. what you ask well ill tell you..

tomorrow when i get home from work im going to take one of my old spud guns wrap it in 1-2 blankets tie it to a few cinder blocks and fill it with co2 until it explodes. the reasons are listed below..

1. research
2. to find the burst pressure of a 1 year old gun that use's dwv fittings.
3. cause its just going to be so cool.
4. the co2 that ruptures the gun will nourish the lake im putting it it.

the safety precautions are.

1.extra long hose so i can be away from it.
2. high pressure hose so the hose dosnt burst.
3.wrapping in blankets so any pieces that feel the need to launch at me will get stopped or dramatically slowed but the fabric.
4. im sinking it in a lake then exploding it just like the do hydro testing except im not filling it with water.

i will be video taping it so you can all watch to.

the only thing that could rupture before the tank is the sprinkler valve or the brass fittings connecting all the hoses and gauges. but i don't plan to make it past 200 psi anyway.

you can leave feedback now.
  • 0

Last edited by trae08 on Sat Jul 21, 2007 9:46 pm, edited 4 times in total.
Marvin the Martian: Where's the kaboom? There was supposed to be an earth-shattering kaboom!

Marvin the Martian: The Earth? Oh, the Earth will be gone in just a few seconds.

PCGUY wrote:Congrats, your the first donating member I have had to ban.
User avatar
trae08
Donating Member
Donating Member
 
Posts: 520
Joined: Sun Jul 09, 2006 2:14 pm
Location: florida
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: Gepard » Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:27 pm

Remember to account for the water pressure on the outside of the pipe.......

Michael
  • 0


Gepard
Captain
Captain
 
Posts: 342
Joined: Mon Jun 18, 2007 11:12 am
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: Pilgrimman » Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:28 pm

WOW :shock: I'd like to be there for that, but only if I were behind bullet proof glass! That'll make one heckuva noise! I wonder about the legality though, as the old favorite, dry ice bombs, are illegal where I live...
  • 0

User avatar
Pilgrimman
Lieutenant Colonel
Lieutenant Colonel
 
Posts: 481
Joined: Thu Jun 28, 2007 1:10 pm
Location: Grants Pass, OR
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:45 pm

Sounds dangerously cool!
  • 0

User avatar
potatoflinger
Brigadier General
Brigadier General
 
Posts: 1136
Joined: Thu Nov 02, 2006 3:26 pm
Location: Maryland
Reputation: 1

Unread postAuthor: trae08 » Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:45 pm

well thats a main reason im putting it under water is to suppress allot of the noise.. and it will only be about 5-6 feet deep. would that make that big of a difference?
  • 0

Marvin the Martian: Where's the kaboom? There was supposed to be an earth-shattering kaboom!

Marvin the Martian: The Earth? Oh, the Earth will be gone in just a few seconds.

PCGUY wrote:Congrats, your the first donating member I have had to ban.
User avatar
trae08
Donating Member
Donating Member
 
Posts: 520
Joined: Sun Jul 09, 2006 2:14 pm
Location: florida
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Thu Jul 19, 2007 7:48 pm

trae08 wrote:well thats a main reason im putting it under water is to suppress allot of the noise.. and it will only be about 5-6 feet deep. would that make that big of a difference?

See for yourself: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1flVlL4Mf8k
  • 0

User avatar
potatoflinger
Brigadier General
Brigadier General
 
Posts: 1136
Joined: Thu Nov 02, 2006 3:26 pm
Location: Maryland
Reputation: 1

Unread postAuthor: trae08 » Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:18 pm

so if i fill it with water will it work better?
  • 0

Marvin the Martian: Where's the kaboom? There was supposed to be an earth-shattering kaboom!

Marvin the Martian: The Earth? Oh, the Earth will be gone in just a few seconds.

PCGUY wrote:Congrats, your the first donating member I have had to ban.
User avatar
trae08
Donating Member
Donating Member
 
Posts: 520
Joined: Sun Jul 09, 2006 2:14 pm
Location: florida
Reputation: 0

Sponsored

Sponsor
 


Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:39 pm

I don't know, I just meant the size of the explosion (with the video). Whatever you decide to do, just be safe.
  • 0

User avatar
potatoflinger
Brigadier General
Brigadier General
 
Posts: 1136
Joined: Thu Nov 02, 2006 3:26 pm
Location: Maryland
Reputation: 1

Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Thu Jul 19, 2007 8:42 pm

trae08 wrote:so if i fill it with water will it work better?
If you fill it with water, the explosion will be alot less powerful.
  • 0

Current project: Afghanistan deployment
User avatar
frankrede
Lieutenant General
Lieutenant General
 
Posts: 3220
Joined: Thu Jul 20, 2006 9:47 pm
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: trae08 » Thu Jul 19, 2007 9:17 pm

ok. well the man thing i want to do is get the burst pressure of it. will water being inside of it affect that at all? or will water being it it cause the outside water pressure to be equal?
  • 0

Marvin the Martian: Where's the kaboom? There was supposed to be an earth-shattering kaboom!

Marvin the Martian: The Earth? Oh, the Earth will be gone in just a few seconds.

PCGUY wrote:Congrats, your the first donating member I have had to ban.
User avatar
trae08
Donating Member
Donating Member
 
Posts: 520
Joined: Sun Jul 09, 2006 2:14 pm
Location: florida
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: SpudBlaster15 » Thu Jul 19, 2007 9:56 pm

I doubt much will happen, as the sprinkler valve's diaphragm will rupture LONG before the pipe explodes.
  • 0

People should not be afraid of their governments. Governments should be afraid of their people.
User avatar
SpudBlaster15
Major General
Major General
 
Posts: 2385
Joined: Wed Oct 18, 2006 11:12 pm
Location: Canada
Country: Poland (pl)
Reputation: 3

Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:04 pm

Could you take the sprinkler valve off and put a plug in it's place?
  • 0

User avatar
potatoflinger
Brigadier General
Brigadier General
 
Posts: 1136
Joined: Thu Nov 02, 2006 3:26 pm
Location: Maryland
Reputation: 1

Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:06 pm

Ya at least plug the outlet of the sprinkler valve/ so we know how high your sprinkler took to fail.
  • 0

Current project: Afghanistan deployment
User avatar
frankrede
Lieutenant General
Lieutenant General
 
Posts: 3220
Joined: Thu Jul 20, 2006 9:47 pm
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: TurboSuper » Thu Jul 19, 2007 10:21 pm

I get the feeling that blankets may not cut it. Use a video camera and hide behind a plywood shield or something.
  • 0

"If at first you dont succeed, then skydiving is not for you" - Darwin Awards

TurboSuper
Brigadier General
Brigadier General
 
Posts: 986
Joined: Thu Jun 16, 2005 1:44 pm
Reputation: 0

Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Thu Jul 19, 2007 11:03 pm

Blankets will be fine, I got hit by 100psi exploding PVC when 2feet away, it just bounced off really, I had jeans and a hoody on so I was well protected.
  • 0

User avatar
MrCrowley
Moderator
Moderator
 
Posts: 10207
Joined: Fri Jun 23, 2006 10:42 pm
Location: Auckland, New Zealand
Country: New Zealand (nz)
Reputation: 4

Next

Return to General Spud Cannon Related

Who is online

Registered users: Bing [Bot], Google [Bot], MSNbot Media, Yahoo [Bot]

Reputation System ©'