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Safety aspects of spud cannons.

Postby orangekid13 » Thu Jan 26, 2006 3:53 am

a little gas goes a long way... unless you're using it for its intended purpose... then you'll go broke
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Postby SMOMW » Thu Jan 26, 2006 4:33 pm

hahaha orangekid i think that's the funniest comment i've ever seen! lol... but your right. It doesn't take much gassoline to start a wood fire to going, even on a wet day.
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Postby ryanpowell167 » Thu Jan 26, 2006 11:25 pm

Ever use diesal to start a trash pit fire? Once the fires going, pour a bunch on, it'll make the biggest black cloud youve ever seen that close.
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Postby SpudMonster » Fri Jan 27, 2006 2:48 am

Diesel fuel creates the huge black cloud because of it's high sulfur and carbon content, combined with the fact that the burn is nowhere near stoichometric.

Diesel smoke clouds are really cool when lit from the inside-out by a fireball inside...
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Postby coheej » Wed Feb 21, 2007 2:09 pm

When I first started making spud guns, I made the simple combustion one with the bbq igniter. I was so excited to see the little blue spark down the barrel from the bbq igniter, and assumed it was okay to look at since the cannon had never even seen any fuel. But, I had just finished making the thing and apparently the fumes from the glue built up in the chamber and shot a fireball straight at my eye. Good thing back then I wore glasses and all I got was a little burn ring where my glasses were, and lost an eyebrow. Moral of the story: Do not EVER look into the end of the barrel, and when you are done making the thing, set it aside for 24 hours. I don't care how excited you are to see it fire!
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Postby Arborman495 » Wed Feb 21, 2007 9:07 pm

I had built my friend a ten foot long, under over, combustion. Berfore I left, I told him and emphasized rule #1

Guess what happenend the next day.......
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