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Old 01-12-2005, 07:13 PM   #1
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I have a question about the 2 liter homemade. It seems (by the description) that you need to connect the construction to an actual hose to fire it... is this so?
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Old 01-13-2005, 06:40 AM   #2
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I think that you need to connect it to a hose to pressurize, but not to fire.

Detach the yellow attachment and attach the hose, pressurize, close valve, reattach yellow attachment.(attach attack!)

I'm thinking about making a homemade gun sometime soon.
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Old 01-13-2005, 04:43 PM   #3
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Hmm... I thought I replied to this.

Well anyway, to explain, it only is pressurized by the hose. You'll need some sort of gardening attachment to fill the gun, this attachment should be available at a hardware store. After the pressurization is complete, you can remove the gun from the hose and use it elsewhere. If the gun was attached to the hose permanently then I wouldn't consider it much of a homemade and likely wouldn't make an article on it.
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Old 01-14-2005, 07:37 PM   #4
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ok.. thanks guys.. but do u need to pressurize it each time of use?...... which would make sense
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Old 01-17-2005, 09:29 AM   #5
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Yes, pressurization after each shot is complete is required (if you intend to shoot again). That is why this gun is not the most battle-ready gun -- pressurization is somewhat complicated and can take more time compared to a normal QFD. If you like this design for whatever reason, with an old or broken QFD-based gun you can make this work off the QFD. I did! I took a Triple Shot tank and modified it so I could attach tubing to it. The actual tank part was removed and the inside tubing had another tube attached to it. I sadly do not have any pictures of this, though I doubt any would be needed.
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Old 01-17-2005, 10:30 AM   #6
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Mine pressurizes in about 3 seconds, but I have very good pressure in my hose. Anyway when I built mine I added a 3/4" PVC "TA" (with threading) and here I've attached a 'quick disconnect no leak' gizmo. (Note it's in gardening and made of brass) You have one part of it on the spigot and the other on the gun. Just snap them together, it opens the valve and pressurizes. Anyway it's the homemade version of a qfd.

Sorry if this is unclear but it's rather hard to explain. On a side note the piece is used for quickly connecting and disconnecting device such as sprinklers and hose heads.
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Old 01-17-2005, 10:54 AM   #7
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I understand completely what you're talking about because I've seen those same parts and used some of them. However, I don't think everyone will understand just because they haven't seen those parts.

In homemade QFDs, I like using a 3/4" threaded female coupler with a few other parts to pressurized. Simple system, but I'm sure there's a better one.

This makes me think, has anyone made an actual homemade, SS-compatable QFD? Shouldn't be too hard and likely would outlast any normal QFD.
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Old 01-18-2005, 01:12 PM   #8
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whats QFD? Hey, that's funny. im a pure nooob
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Old 01-18-2005, 02:35 PM   #9
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Old 01-18-2005, 02:40 PM   #10
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A QFD is a "quick fill device. Many CPS soakers use the QFD. Its a thing that you put the nozzle in and water goes into the gun automaticaly filling and pressurizing the gun for you.
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