pressure gauges

General water gun discussion.

do you think pressure gauges help one water guns?

Poll ended at Mon Sep 11, 2006 5:04 am

yes
9
47%
no
3
16%
don't care
7
37%
the suck
0
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pressure gauges

Post by radman » Sat Jun 03, 2006 5:01 am

do you think pressure gauges help on water guns? I want to hear what you guys think.

I don't care if it has one or not.
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Post by Silence » Sat Jun 03, 2006 4:21 pm

Good water warriors shouldn't need pressure gauges at all, though I might just put one in my homemades for coolness, to measure the pressure for scientific purposes, and because they're cheap. I never let my pressure drop below 80% unless I can help it, so I've not had 0% for ages.

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Post by laboye » Sat Jun 03, 2006 4:29 pm

Indeed, lol. Though, I might like a pressure gauge for the coolness as well...

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Post by radman » Sat Jun 03, 2006 4:34 pm

I agree it would look cool but on usefulness I don't think it would really help.
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Post by 20quid » Sat Jun 03, 2006 4:45 pm

I think with most soakers people can feel the resistance in pumping or the check valve releasing and quite accurately estimate when they are at full pressure.
If your dealing with high and potentially dangerous pressure as found in some water balloon launcher's then I think a pressure gauge is a good idea to accurately tell you if you go over the limit.
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Post by Silence » Sat Jun 03, 2006 4:52 pm

It is very hard to go over the PVC limit of 260 PSI (most soakers and WBLs never get past 150 PSI), and you wouldn't be able to pump any more. However, it's always a good idea to play it safe when limiting the pressure...

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Post by laboye » Sat Jun 03, 2006 5:09 pm

My god, there are many word filters here! It changed "l.ol" (without the period) into "Hey, that's funny!"

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Post by m15399 » Sat Jun 03, 2006 6:26 pm

That's because you shouldn't use l.ol in the first place. Complete sentances, proper grammar, don't complain about it. ;)

Pressure gauges can be useful to tell how much of your shot you have left, and when your reservoir runs out, how much you have to defend yourself with before you have to refill. I like them, but I could do without them.

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Post by laboye » Sat Jun 03, 2006 7:03 pm

Yeah, my point was theres a lot of word filters in place here, which must have taken a lot of work! To an admin: Exactly how many word filters are in effect?

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Post by laboye » Sat Jun 03, 2006 7:17 pm

I personally think a pressure gauge is unnecessary. I can usually tell when I need to start pumping and when I've pumped enough.

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Post by Lightbulb41 » Sun Jun 04, 2006 1:37 am

I find mine usefull for the large CPS 3000 becuase you don't know your overpressurizing until you hear a loud screech of the chamber going past the limit...
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Post by laboye » Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:22 am

I haven't used a 3000, but the guns that I have especially the Max Infusion guns, get really hard to pump around 30-35. The box for the Flash Flood recommended 35 pumps; so it actually works out good. I suppose on huge guns, the gauge would help...

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Post by DX » Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:23 am

Pressure gauges are useful if the gauge is analog and open pc. Meaning that it is not electronic and that you can see the mark on the pc, such as in cylindrical pc guns. They are not necessary in most guns, however, because once you are at full pressure, you should never get below half pressure if you know how to tap/pump.
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Post by laboye » Sun Jun 04, 2006 2:31 am

Duxburian wrote:Pressure gauges are useful if the gauge is analog and open pc.


Thats an excellent point, an analog gauge would be useful. We never brought that point up...

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Post by Silence » Sun Jun 04, 2006 3:05 pm

Yes, if anything, I would hate having to hold one of those soakers that has an electronic pressure gauge switch right behind the grip. I've heard that is very uncomfortable...

My CPS 4100 has a gauge of sorts, just like Duxburian said. The closing fitting for the PC has another part that is the width of the PC enclosure, and there's a slot along the side of the gun that runs alongside the closing fitting as it expands. It's not obvious, but it's definitely good enough.

And then you have the faulty (at least for me) analog pressure gauge on the Argon...that thing annoys me so much!

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