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#1 six-five-two

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 06:14 PM

A few days ago, I finished making a homemade somewhat simular to 3DBBQ's Walloper. I couldn't find a pump that was 1", so I justed used the one I made from my experimental plunger gun (1 1/4" wide pump). I pumped it about 20 times or so and I only get 1 good shot that doesnt go very far... 20-30 feet. I used a 3/4" check valve since 1" is about 3 dollars more. I am pretty sure there are no leaks, the whole gun is in threaded sections with teflon tape... this isnt nearly as good as the one 3DBBQ is talking about. I only get 1 shot, not the 20 he said... my version is alot bigger aswell... Why am I only getting one 20-30 foot shot?
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Posted 27 September 2006 - 06:29 PM

A few days ago, I finished making a homemade somewhat simular to 3DBBQ's Walloper. I couldn't find a pump that was 1", so I justed used the one I made from my experimental plunger gun (1 1/4" wide pump). I pumped it about 20 times or so and I only get 1 good shot that doesnt go very far... 20-30 feet. I used a 3/4" check valve since 1" is about 3 dollars more. I am pretty sure there are no leaks, the whole gun is in threaded sections with teflon tape... this isnt nearly as good as the one 3DBBQ is talking about. I only get 1 shot, not the 20 he said... my version is alot bigger aswell... Why am I only getting one 20-30 foot shot?

Try putting it under water right after pumping to see if it's leaking.
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#3 fobpawwor

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Posted 27 September 2006 - 07:31 PM

Are you using ball valves? If you are, they might be too slow to open. So maybe you get wasted air that is not pushing out the dart.
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Posted 28 September 2006 - 12:51 AM

Yes, I am using ball valves.
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Posted 28 September 2006 - 10:38 PM

Are they hard to open? If they are, try putting some grease on it. I also have seen some models at ACE where you can adjust the tightness of the valve.
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Posted 30 September 2006 - 12:55 PM

try to pump up to 30 times or more?
ball valve shoud more smoot
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Posted 30 September 2006 - 10:19 PM

Thank you very much for your reply 3DBBQ. I will put some silicone lube on the PVC ballvalve and some wd40 on the brass one (I got a brass one by accident and lost the reciept). I will also put it in a filled up bathtub and check for leaks. I haven't touched the gun in a few days, today I removed the air restricters on the longshot and replaced the barrel (not that anyone really cares what I modded)...
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Posted 02 May 2007 - 05:40 PM

Possibly the tank is too big, try pumping it alot more like 3dbbq said.


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