The Small Question Thread

General water gun discussion.
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The Small Question Thread

Post by martianshark » Sun Apr 11, 2010 10:49 pm

I made this thread for people to post questions that aren't big enough to start a whole new thread about.

My question: What's the point of the CPS 1-3-5 mod? You can control how many nozzles are being used, so why do you need to plug up the four other nozzles?

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Re: The Small Question Thread

Post by C-A_99 » Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:17 pm

Because it's possible to accidently pull the trigger back too far which would waste water and not be ergonomical, obviously. The modifications are designed to turn the 1-3-5 from a weak gimmick blaster to a standard, effective CPS.

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Re: The Small Question Thread

Post by cantab » Sun Apr 11, 2010 11:22 pm

Seconding this thread as a good idea.
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Re: The Small Question Thread

Post by C-A_99 » Mon Apr 12, 2010 1:44 am

Given some of the threads we've seen lately, this would definitely not be a bad idea. I'll sticky it. That said, there is a "how to find answers to your questions" thread on the sticky list close to this one as well.

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Re: The Small Question Thread

Post by martianshark » Mon Apr 12, 2010 4:05 am

Thanks.

Hey, this is the 1001th general thread! Whatever thread was posted before this was the 1000th!

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Re: The Small Question Thread

Post by martianshark » Sat Jun 26, 2010 11:52 pm

I need to get 1/4" PVC pipe. Could someone show me where to get it on McMaster Carr or something?

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Re: The Small Question Thread

Post by DX » Sun Jun 27, 2010 12:10 am

Fittings
http://www.mcmaster.com/#pvc-pipe-fittings/=7pfe2v

Actual Pipe
http://www.mcmaster.com/#pvc-%28schedule-40%29-pipe/=7pfep1

You have to be very specific in what you want there. Be sure to triple check that what you select is correct.
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Re: The Small Question Thread

Post by martianshark » Sun Jun 27, 2010 1:23 am

Does clear PVC work with regular PVC solvent and stuff? If not, does dark grey?

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Re: The Small Question Thread

Post by martianshark » Mon Jun 28, 2010 10:44 pm

Hello? I had to add this because the message was too short. Aurggh!

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Re: The Small Question Thread

Post by Fredcompany » Tue Jun 29, 2010 4:36 pm

I would answer, but I have no idea
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Re: The Small Question Thread

Post by zeda.beta » Tue Jun 29, 2010 5:19 pm

Clear pvc usually has thinner walls, and will probably warp during the solvent process. But the grey pvc might work, as long as it has similar properties to normal pvc.
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Re: The Small Question Thread

Post by JF2015 » Tue Jun 29, 2010 6:47 pm

what do check valves look like
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Re: The Small Question Thread

Post by cantab » Tue Jun 29, 2010 7:06 pm

zeda.beta wrote:Clear pvc usually has thinner walls, and will probably warp during the solvent process.
You can get clear, pressure rated, schedule 40 PVC that will be the same dimensions as opaque PVC. That should solvent weld fine. (The stuff's expensive, but a blaster that's almost entirely transparant would look amazing).
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Super Soaker: XP215, 2xXP220, Liquidator, Aquashock Secret Strike M(odded), Arctic Blast M, CPS1200, CPS2100, SC Power Pak, 3l aquapack, 1.5l aquapack
Water Warriors: Jet, Sting Ray M, Shark, Argon M, Tiger Shark, PulseMaster
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Re: The Small Question Thread

Post by martianshark » Tue Jun 29, 2010 8:59 pm

That would be cool, but I'm only looking for 1/4" PVC for a homemade SC port.

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Re: The Small Question Thread

Post by SEAL » Tue Jul 06, 2010 4:13 pm

Hi. I am going to start building and APH soon,(Whenever I get the parts.) and I have a question.
What is the best number of PC's to use? I'm thinking of using one, but if two can offer better power, then I'd be willing to spend extra money to get parts for another.

I just don't want to waste money one two PC's if one can do the job just as well.
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