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Old 05-25-2009, 02:58 PM   #1
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I've had my first mod mess up , I thought I was cutting out the pressure safety valve on an arctic shock, and sent a spring flying. I figure this was the main pressure making part of the valve, right?
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I went to Big Lots and saw some knock off super soaker looking guns in bags. A few looked like some of the older CPS guns, and wanted to know if anyone had torn into them yet. I figure they may be a new source, if Big Lots carries the same stuff nationwide.
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Old 05-25-2009, 03:20 PM   #2
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Default Re: D'oh Arctic Shock

Welcome to Super Soaker Central.

You may have cut out the pressure release valve after all, since it should use a spring inside. However, that spring is probably pretty small and well-encased, so it's unlikely that it would pop out. If you think you cut out the wrong valve, try to post a picture online.

A shot of the knock-offs at Big Lots may help, too...a cell phone camera should do the trick if you have one.
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A general tip with knock-off guns - look at the nozzle. Most of the time it will be very small, because the gun's just a pressurised reservoir type. If the nozzle is large, you may be on to something decent.
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Old 05-25-2009, 11:55 PM   #4
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I'll take a look at the nozzle on the knock offs, Some of them look like they are made of several pieces, hopefully a good bet that there is a pressure chamber.
As for the Arctic Shock, I cut it like it was a "type A" valve, the spring was against a rubber stopper, but the hoses go in and out differently. I'll post a picture when I can. If I can seal it and make it work, that's great.
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