PVC Cleaner

Safety aspects of spud cannons.

Postby Ihm » Sat Aug 05, 2006 11:52 pm

OK here is a story for you. When I built my first cannon and finished everything on it except the barrel I looked down the chamber and pressed the igniter just to see if it worked BIG MISTAKE. A big blast of flame came out of it and burned some of my hair off and left some burn marks. If I wasnt wearing glasses my eyes could have gotten injured. I learned that the PVC cleaner that you put on before the glue is extremely flammable. Just to let you know the dangers of it.
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Postby benstern » Sun Aug 06, 2006 12:36 am

We know that! If it smells flammable/sharp or evaporates quick assume it is flammable. Also read directions.
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Postby Freefall » Sun Aug 06, 2006 1:14 am

FYI: The primer and glue are both flammable too.
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Postby c0mpl3x » Sun Aug 06, 2006 3:25 am

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="tahoma,verdana,arial" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by Freefall
[br]FYI: The primer and glue are both flammable too.
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if theyre still wet, they'll burn. this i know..

but not from a cannon
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Postby sgort87 » Sun Aug 06, 2006 12:28 pm

He means the fumes. I've set one off from the cement fumes before. It scared the shit out of my friend. [:p]
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Postby Ihm » Mon Aug 07, 2006 12:14 pm

sgort is right I meant the fumes from the cleaner
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