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Both for $1 each!

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#1 venom213

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Posted 09 July 2009 - 06:16 PM

So I went shopping for the first time in a little while today. I went to Goodwill as usual, got some meh blasters, but what I found at other stores interested me the most.


I got this pump here for $1 at Target. It was in the cheap section at the front of the store.

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Here it is compared to a cut open SGSL pump, a 3k pump, and a cut open Big Salvo pump.

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The pump stroke is pretty close to the length of a Streamline dart.

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Compared to a 3k pump in, and extended.

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I found it nests very well in 1 1/2" PVC.

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Overall, I think this has a lot of potential. The volume is somewhere around that of a Big Salvo pump or 3k pump. I have used larger versions of pumps like this on Nerf Blasters in the past, so I know that connecting tubing to it is pretty easy. All I had to do was Goop in the tubing in to the hole that the needle threads into. The pump has a built in check valve too.


This is the second item of interest that I found, a Pressure Guage. I got it at Dollar Tree for, an obvious $1.

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It is not much larger than a Titan pressure Guage.

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So, my first thoughts were: Does it work? Can I adapt it to nerf? Well, I think the video I made proves that yes is the answer to both of those questions. I also found that the red button zeros out the Guage. I'm probably going to glue down the red button so that the guage always shows the current pressure, and I won't have to worry about zeroing it.

TEST VIDEO

Edited by venom213, 09 July 2009 - 06:17 PM.

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#2 Kid Flash

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 01:12 AM

I guess I'm going to target. I always wanted a pump that fit well in pvc. And then a dollar is a steal.


On a side note, couldn't this have gone in the product awareness thread?
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#3 SonReeceSonJensen

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 08:09 AM

I want a pressure gage on EVERYthing! Sweet deal dude, was this down in the A.V.?
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The Difference:
-Guns shoot bullets that kill people
-Blasters shoot darts that tag people

I do not play with guns.

#4 venom213

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 12:05 PM

I guess I'm going to target. I always wanted a pump that fit well in pvc. And then a dollar is a steal.


On a side note, couldn't this have gone in the product awareness thread?

This probably could have gone there, but I wanted to give a thorough explanation with a number of pictures, so I made a separate topic.

Reece: Yes, it was here in Apple Valley. I can pick up some of those guages for you if you want, and give them to you at the next war you're at.

Edited by venom213, 10 July 2009 - 12:06 PM.

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#5 SonReeceSonJensen

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 02:25 PM

I can pick up some of those guages for you if you want, and give them to you at the next war you're at.


Yeah, if it is not out of the way you could pick up 3 of the gages and Iíll paypal you.

However, Iím most likely not going to be at any wars till September. Still, if you donít mind having them around I would really appreciate it.
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The Difference:
-Guns shoot bullets that kill people
-Blasters shoot darts that tag people

I do not play with guns.

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Posted 10 July 2009 - 02:52 PM

These things are pretty cool. I want one, or four....

Do you think these could they be used to find the firing pressure of springers as well?

(e-tape the end so that it fits into the CPVC/PVC coupler and fire into it, it looks like it would record the maximum pressure)
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Posted 14 July 2009 - 01:53 PM

My Target here in Towson MD has the pumps in stock, and most dollar stores have similar ones for use with balloons.

I integrated one into my Buzzbee Mega Missile, replacing the ludicrous one-inch stock pump.

I'm DEFINITELY stocking up on these babies!!
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Posted 21 July 2009 - 08:57 PM

Funny haha xD, and what I mean is, is that I came across BuzzBee Big Blasts (BBBB) for 3$ at my Target :angry: :D :D haha I bought it along with my 20$ magstrike
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Posted 23 July 2009 - 10:29 PM

Got three of the pumps the other day, and have to say I'm happy with them. They had some air leaks around where the black part meets the green part on the check valve side. Some Zap a Gap made it airtight enough. With some light dremel work, the pump fits very well into the Hornet area on the bottom of a Titan. Color matches the Hulk type very well.

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