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Safety aspects of spud cannons.

Postby harmon12407 » Tue Jan 24, 2006 4:18 pm

okay, well i was relatively new at spudding, i was about 15, and i had built my first cannon, just a small little thing with a bbq igniter and i had too much fuel in the chamber and it didnt light. stupidly, i wasn't using the right stuff, i was using nitro cleaner for my bro's remote control gas car and the stuff is 20% nos... i guess it had sort of lit in the chamber but not really.. i unscrewed the endcap and blew on all the smoke i saw in there. suddenly, this massive flame shot out in my face and i nearly lost an eyebrow, but all the hair shriveled and it kind of cured. it was kind of funny in retrospect, but ill never try that again!:D
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Postby benstern » Tue Jan 24, 2006 5:40 pm

Rule number 1: never look into a chamber or barrel! You should have used a mirror if you wanted to look.
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Postby aetherguy881 » Wed Jan 25, 2006 10:25 am

Rule number 2: build a combustion launcher with a chamber fan to make the mix much better so you don't need to worry about rule number 1
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Postby sgort87 » Wed Jan 25, 2006 1:20 pm

Once I poured gasoline in the fire pit to make it easier to light at about 2 or 3 am. I lit it and found out it was kerosine. I couldn't back off fast enough. All my hair was singed and curled back. My face was burnt and hurt like hell.

(Kerosine typo edited.)
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Postby Mr.Plow » Wed Jan 25, 2006 3:08 pm

Kerosime? You mean kerosene?

Gasoline would be worse than kerosene...it evaporates more quickly (hence, big gaseous fireball. The liquid doesn't burn, its the gas).
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Postby GalFisk » Wed Jan 25, 2006 4:27 pm

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Postby saladtossser » Wed Jan 25, 2006 4:43 pm

morons... i seen that b4
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Postby orangekid13 » Wed Jan 25, 2006 6:01 pm

at least you learned from your mistake

about the campfire... next time light it with a roman candle
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Postby iMacThere4iAm » Wed Jan 25, 2006 7:31 pm

No. Don't hold roman candles.
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Postby sgort87 » Thu Jan 26, 2006 2:19 am

<blockquote id="quote"><font size="1" face="tahoma,verdana,arial" id="quote">quote:<hr height="1" noshade id="quote">Originally posted by Mr.Plow
[br]Gasoline would be worse than kerosene...it evaporates more quickly (hence, big gaseous fireball. The liquid doesn't burn, its the gas).
<hr height="1" noshade id="quote"></blockquote id="quote"></font id="quote">It must have actually been gasoline then. Whatever it was, it was big. Hah!

The flame lit up the whole back yard light daytime. My parents were still awake layin in bed and couldn't see the ground at all from their angle out of the 2nd story window. They said they saw everything all of a sudden become bright as hell. That flame was easily 15 to 20 feet high.
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