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#1 DarkKnight

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Posted 18 August 2008 - 11:09 PM

I've been toying with the idea of using the following with a garden hose nozzle gun.

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And just for the record, it's not for use with air tanks (for obvious reasons regarding the rated pressure ratings), but for the barrels themselves. I'm already making one (it's a 1-to-2 device, $0.75 from Walmart; I'm also behind on my building schedule), but I'm curious as to why no one decided to use this before. Am I missing something?

Thanks in advance for any advice...
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Posted 19 August 2008 - 12:31 AM

This is essentially a series of tiny ball valves; to fire, you would have to open the valve you want, fire, close that valve, re-prime, and repeat. Between the valve assembly and the multiple barrels, it would be heavy and unwieldy, and would probably give you a slower ROF than other, simpler systems, such as a basic flip breech. ~Rork
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Posted 19 August 2008 - 12:53 AM

I agree with rork.

Well, I see this useful only if you plan on leaving all valves open, essentially using it as a 4-way splitter for a multi-barrel shotgun. It's simply too much work and time to shut one valve and open up another, prime the gun, then fire - especially when you've got SMDTG triggers around.
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#4 roboman

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 06:03 PM

If you want multiple barrels, go to Home Depot or Lowes, pick up some PVC and Tees, and use that for your manifold.
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Posted 19 August 2008 - 08:16 PM

Am I missing something?

Yes you are.
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Edited by Foam_Shooter, 19 August 2008 - 08:17 PM.

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#6 DarkKnight

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Posted 19 August 2008 - 10:03 PM

To clarify, I didn't want to fire multiple barrels at once. I wanted to find a simple way to have multiple barrels primed (aside from priming the air tank) without having to do the breech method. My reasoning was that my barrels are not glued to the couplers that were attached to this "splitter", so it performed almost exactly as a breech.

Now that I think about it, the option to fire one or multibarrels might be a choice of various other people - but I saw no record of someone using a device like this. Apparently it's not as viable as I had hoped. I'll still finish my build and when post pictures when I get it done...

Thanks for the advice, guys.
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