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Old 07-19-2009, 01:19 PM   #1
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Question Water Gun Range Increasors

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I'm new here and I'm wondering if there are any other variables that you can change on your homemade gun to increase range besides nozzle size.

You see, I've been working on an APH, with 1 PC and a pump on my water carrier. It has about 5/64" size nozzle, and it shoots about 45-50 feet, but if I could I want to make it shoot longer and farther.
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Old 07-19-2009, 05:30 PM   #2
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Default Re: Water Gun Range Increasors

The laminator. Check the Homemades section of the site.

You could also try using alternatives to drilled endcaps as nozzles.

5/64" sounds very small though. The laminator's not supposed to do much for such small nozzles.
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Old 07-19-2009, 07:27 PM   #3
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Default Re: Water Gun Range Increasors

For a constant nozzle diameter, adjusting pressure (not necessarily increasing--less might increase range due to drag) and adding laminators are all you can do. And laminators won't necessarily do anything.

I'm surprised you can get 45 to 50 feet out of 5/64" anyway, so I wouldn't worry much about range. Small streams are affected much more by drag so getting high range is very difficult. If you want mroe range I'd suggest a larger diameter nozzle.
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Old 07-21-2009, 01:45 PM   #4
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Default Re: Water Gun Range Increasors

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I'm surprised you can get 45 to 50 feet out of 5/64" anyway.

Yeah, I was a little off, it's exactly 39 feet to soak someone, and about 42 to the last drop.
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Default Re: Water Gun Range Increasors

Clean hose barbs and most water balloon filler nozzles work pretty well as nozzles. The balloon filler nozzles are a bit small though, and may not be prefered for higher pressure guns but work great if the pressure is fairly low. (about that of a hose, or maybe a bit less)
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I drilled a fourth-inch nozzle (threaded endcap) and will test it soon.
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You could build a VHS to test it if the gun isn't assembled yet. But then again, you might as well just assemble the gun.

Drill smoothly, quickly, straight, and to the center for best results. If you can't get a reasonably smooth stream out, you may want to retry. (That is, drill it slightly larger and hope the larger drill does a good job. If it gets too large, then you'll have to stop and start again.) But really, you shouldn't have too much trouble, and endcap nozzles can only get so good anyways. They'll perform average, only the hose barbs and water balloon fillers are capable of high lamination that allows a low pressure system to shoot farther than a CPS 2000. (that being my CPH, which is weaker than the 2k, but shoots farther from the water balloon filler nozzle)
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I have finished the homemade gun I was making the nozzle for, and you can click here to go to it.
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