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post #16 of 20 (permalink) Old 07-20-2015, 01:31 PM Thread Starter
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It would but my main concern on that mix is what if it exceeds the pressure, it would make a mess, that's why I was thinking of a cheap refillable co2 bottle. Not as long lasting as genuine co2 systems or paintball tank DIY systems but at least something like a poor man's co2 system lol!
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It wood be easy to test. Fill it and set in a garbage can or something outside. If it fails then you had fun blowing something up. That's always a good time here in Appalachian country.
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good idea! I think I'll try to buy one of those female to male pipe converter and a valve and test. I don't think the plastic cap will hold if the pressure is too great. If that works, I'll try to experiment with mixtures but do you think there'll be a chance of it lasting as long as the 2-bottle route? I doubt it would, but I don't know much about these stuff.
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good idea! I think I'll try to buy one of those female to male pipe converter and a valve and test. I don't think the plastic cap will hold if the pressure is too great. If that works, I'll try to experiment with mixtures but do you think there'll be a chance of it lasting as long as the 2-bottle route? I doubt it would, but I don't know much about these stuff.
I wouldn't think so , but would be fun to try. I would also wear goggles when you cap it off in case the fittings fail.
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Yeah it'll be fun! I'll get one of those valves with pressure gauges to see how much pressure some mixes will generate and see how much the bottle can handle. It'll be great if this one becomes a success!
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