Shrapnel Stopping Material Test Post

Safety aspects of spud cannons.

Postby PhoenixFire » Fri Dec 23, 2005 9:20 pm

I still thinkk a few layers of loosely wrapped, but tightly secured chicken wire would be enough to stop shrapnel, yet allow enough space so that the chamber pressure would be unable to rip the wire apart. If it's wrapped tightly the gasses can't escape between the pvc pieces, and will rip the wire mesh apart.

Small pieces might escape, but nothing big enough to hospitalize you. Unless you aren't wearing safety glasses.
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Postby darkghost » Sat Dec 24, 2005 12:33 am

uhhm....ok??
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Postby benstern » Sat Dec 24, 2005 1:00 am

Use layers!

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Postby Ian2accurate » Sat Dec 24, 2005 1:18 am

Build a huge underground shooting range and then remote fire the gun from above ground?
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Postby Mr.Plow » Sat Dec 24, 2005 2:38 am

How about use pressure rated components, assemble them correctly, and don't be an idiot?

This topic is VERY old, and really didn't need to be kicked up.

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