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Home made flamethrower

Discussion in 'General Gun Discussions' started by dasmi, Aug 16, 2005.

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  1. dasmi

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    Perfectly legal, too, though I'm not sure if it is in CA.

    Legal by the ATF standards, anyway!
     
  3. Sindawe

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    You and me both! :evil:
     
  4. Dave R

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    Yankee ingenuity.

    Personally, I coulda stopped with the world's best super-soaker...
     
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    Wasn't this on the SomethingAwful forums about a year ago? :confused:

    Anyway, looks like fun if: A) You're more fireproof than water, and B) you're not on the receiving end. :evil:

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    Being me, I wouldn't make anything like that out of PVC. It's not exactly a great pressure vessel after UV exposure.


    Old fire extinguisher fitted with a Schrader valve - that's what my super soaker will be. We'll see if I'm ever dumb enough to turn it into a burner.
     
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    He also, IIRC, called the ATF and asked if it was OK, and called the local PD and told them, along with the local FD.

    His PARENTS are the ones who bought the parts for him. They also took the pictures and movies. :D :D
     
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    I want one. I'll keep it as a super soaker though :) Those damn kids next door are gonna be the ones soaked this time! MUAHAHAHAHAHA!
     
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    Is this a preview to next years Darwin Awards winner?:)


    Respectfully,

    jkelly
     
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    Looks not unlike what my cousins and I did a long, LONG time ago with an old compressor, a modified paint sprayer, and home-made napalm. (Gasoline thickened with Fels Naptha Soap.) :what:

    They say the Almighty protects fools and children . . . at the time, we qualified on both counts and got out of it with our eyebrows and all other body parts intact.
     
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    One of the best parts of the whole page! :D
     
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    ha. I made one that that ran off CO2 several years ago. I used alcohol.

    At that time I was working at a marina, and the only time I ever used it was down there testing it by the lake so that if I went up a la Saving Private Ryan, I could jump in the lake. Then I put it up because I felt it WAY TOO DANGEROUS for this white boy.

    However it remains perhaps the world's most badass squirt gun.
     
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    Well, unless I write my own.
     
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    Reminds me of an idea I had when I was a teen, long ago. Tell me if this would work:

    Put a spark plug at the end of a tailpipe on a car. Just forward of that, put a jet connected to the fuel line, with an electronic valve to turn the gasoline flow on and off. The valve would be controlled by a button on the dash, as would the spark plug.

    Push the button, and the exhaust system becomes a flame-thrower for tailgaters.

    Would it work?
     
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    I thought that's how they got flames to shoot out of the pipes of those old cars anyhow (only without the extra fuel mix)--the spark in the pipe was enough to ignite the exhaust fumes?

    I'll play with guns all day long, but fire...well fire is hot.
     
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    There's not enough unburned fuel in the exhaust of today's vehicles to make it work without adding the fuel jet.
     
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    propane injected into the exhaust pipe, and ignited might work.
     
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    Really? :rolleyes: So are my rifle barrels, once I get done at the range :D .
     
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    Since PVC seamless pipe has a bursting pressure between 130 and 230 psi and this kid put in a non-welded thread fitting for his pressure valve I certainly hope he doesn't pump the thing up beyond about 65 psi. A catastrophic failure would be catastrophic.

    Of course, it's exactly the sort of thing I used to do when I was his age. :banghead:

    BTW a buddy of mine did the sparkplug/tailpipe trick,but the only way he got enough fuel in the exhaust was to down shift and stomp to get the effect.
     
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    And the catastrophic result would result in alcohol spewing out with great force and volume, all over poor Johnny while he's holding the flame - 95% mortality rate. A bit more safe is to NOT wear it as a backpack! It will work about the same if there was 10 or 20 feet of distance between the fuel tank and flame.
     
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    I've always wanted a snowblower that WORKS. :D:D:D

    Pops
     
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    I suppose there are some practical applications.....
    - clearing out hornet and bees nests
    - cleaning leaves out of the gutters
    - melting ice from the side walk in the winter
    - special effects for Holloween trick or treaters
    - clearing your property of pitbulls and stray cats
    - no more raking of leaves in the fall
    - no more scraping ice from car windshield in the winter
     
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    We rented one for clearing thistle, it's hard to do it any other way. IIRC the legitimate ones have safety features to prevent the flame crawling inside the line.
     
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