Use PVC cement

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Postby fidgety » Wed Dec 06, 2006 9:27 am

i was in my garage happily working on my latest penumatic i was all done and was hooking the gun up to a air compressor when i heard this huge bang and all of a sunnden i felt this excrusating pain in my right hand i looked down and saw all this blood coming from between my thumb and index finger what had happend was the end cap had blown off and struck me. apparently i had forgot to use pvc cement, had the cap hit an inch lower i would have probably broken my thumb because my air compressor was at 150 psi at the time pretty scary huh?

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Postby GalFisk » Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:13 am

What did you use? Only primer?
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Postby fidgety » Wed Dec 06, 2006 11:24 am

yes i only used primer....stupid me
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Postby TurboSuper » Wed Dec 06, 2006 6:46 pm

Yup, well thats why its a good idea to test all the components by pulling\twisting on them prior to use.

I usually do this in amazement of how strong that cement stuff really is[:p]
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Postby spuzi14 » Wed Dec 06, 2006 10:18 pm

Wait a while before firing your cannon to let the glue dry.
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Postby fidgety » Thu Dec 07, 2006 9:54 am

yeah i get it i was stupid but i learned a very valuable lesson these things are dangerous and should be treated as a real gun should be
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Postby crashtestdummy » Thu Dec 07, 2006 10:18 am

< Feel-good-moment >
Well that's good that we all learned a lesson from this mistake, and hopefully, this won't happen to anyone again.
< / Feel-good-moment >

Wow... How do you forget to use PVC cement? Haha.
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Postby Los Frijoles » Thu Dec 07, 2006 12:49 pm

You pressurized it to 150 on your first test?
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Postby SpudStuff » Thu Dec 07, 2006 7:38 pm

All not smart things to do! The only good thing that can come from not using cement is making a cap shooting gun. I always test my guns with dish soap and a grease gun. That way if something like the cap were to pop off it would not <i>shoot</i> off.
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Postby Velocity » Thu Dec 07, 2006 8:15 pm

I think Mr. Plow did the same thing with his mini-hybrid gun... except he didnt get hurt, I don't think
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