Ultimite Water Gun parts list

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Ultimite Water Gun parts list

Post by Nsomnia » Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:17 pm

Gonna have 'RolandTowers' as my first build ever. Hopefully if all goes well, gonna spray the kids at the cabin this summer :D So my only simple questions are a) Will these parts be easily found at a fairly large hardware store (Revy/Rona in Canada) and b) any last tips before the build or tips for proformance upgrades?

Thanks.

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Post by m15399 » Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:36 pm

The parts should be available, except sometimes people have trouble finding Schrader valves (he mentions where to buy one in his article).

One suggestion. Make the handle out of PVC unless you are planning to turn it into a flamethrower (...that's what he was doing...), which I would NOT recommend. Disaster waiting to happen. :eek:

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Post by Nsomnia » Tue Mar 07, 2006 11:42 pm

m15399 wrote:The parts should be available, except sometimes people have trouble finding Schrader valves (he mentions where to buy one in his article).

One suggestion. Make the handle out of PVC unless you are planning to turn it into a flamethrower (...that's what he was doing...), which I would NOT recommend. Disaster waiting to happen. :eek:



Thanks for that. I'm sure a schrader valve should be avalable in SOME hardware/auto/bike store.

Secondly. Would pvc be cheaper? I most likely won't be flame throwing with it :P but gas is a solvent anyway.

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Post by m15399 » Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:03 am

Yes, PVC would be cheaper and easier to work with.

It's not the gas that's the problem with PVC, its the fire. PVC would melt if you flame-threw with it (I think PVC makes dangerous fumes when heated).

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Post by SSCBen » Wed Mar 08, 2006 12:35 am

Welcome to Super Soaker Central Nsomnia!

If you have a larger air compressor, you could use special air tool attachments as opposed to schrader valve. They are more common in my experience and get a much better connection from an air compressor. I'll get some better images of the attachment on some of my more recent water guns, but you can view the attachment with a few couplers here. Remember that a check valve would be necessary if you use the air tool connection as well.

You shouldn't have any trouble finding these parts at larger home improvement or hardware stores. However, some people have told us that finding PVC can be hard in some areas of Canada, so look around if you can't find anything at the first store you check.

Good luck with your homemade water gun too. :)

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Post by Nsomnia » Wed Mar 08, 2006 3:26 am

Ooh lastly. What should I expect to pay for all this? My guesses say about 40 dollars?

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Post by m15399 » Wed Mar 08, 2006 3:35 am

That depends what you already have. Do you have a hack saw? Drill? Air compressor? The parts shouldn't be too expensive, but the tools added up could cost over $200 (including air compressor).

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Post by Nsomnia » Wed Mar 08, 2006 3:56 am

m15399 wrote:That depends what you already have. Do you have a hack saw? Drill? Air compressor? The parts shouldn't be too expensive, but the tools added up could cost over $200 (including air compressor).



I am an avid metal worker and carpenter so yes.

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Post by Nsomnia » Tue Apr 11, 2006 10:08 pm

Well. I have a buddy who works with plumbing very ofter and he got me a deal on all the stuff. Cost me 160 bucks canadian for everything. :O

Oh well, hopefully its worth it.

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