This is a great gun to have around. It gets good range, has a strong
stream, and with 6 liters of water, someone's gonna get soakkkkkkked!!!
This is the gun, and an A.L.I.C.E. pack which
holds the 2 6 liter plastic bottles.
For this project, you will need:
2. 1x Pool Pumper Blaster gun
3. 2x 6 liter bottles or 3x 2 liter bottles
4. 5 ft of clear 1/2 inch tubing
5. Some 2 part J.B. Weld epoxy
6. a hobbly knife
7. A small philips screwdriver
First, buy the gun!!!! You will probably need
to go to KB toys to get it. It is rare, and if you can find it, get it. I got
it for only $6. Now, after getting it, swing by your local hardware store to
pick up the clear hose(6 ft.) and some J.B. Weld epoxy.
Now when you get home, unscrew the gun half so that
you can see the inside of the gun, like this:
Now, see where that hose comes up to the gun?
And see the yellow nut holding it on, inside the handle? Thats where you have
to CAREFULLY unscrew the nut. Use pliers if you can't quite unscrew it with your
hand. The whole reason for the clear tubing is that the original tubing
probably has a bad kink in it from being in the box for 5 years, and it is bright green!
This clear hose works a lot better. So once you unscrew the nut, you take the
green hose off, and replace it with the clear hose. Then screw the nut back on.
Do you see the filter at the end of the green hose?
You will need that. Take it off and keep it. Now, cut about a 3 inch
section off the end of the clear hose. This will be what you link to the plastic
soda bottles together with. Cut a 45 degree angle at each end of the 3 inch section,
so that water can be sucked into it easier.
Empty the soda bottles, and cut two holes near the
bottom of each one just large enough so the 3 inch section snugly fits in each one.
now, put each end of the 3 inch section into one of the holes at the bottom of the
soda bottles. Next, gently tape the two bottles together. Mix up some epoxy
and smother the connection between bottles with it, so that the epoxy totally covers the
entire clear hose and bonds to the outside of the plastic bottles(the epoxy wont bond to
the flexible hose)
Next, cut another hole of the same size in only one
of the bottles at the bottom of it. (what you put these bottles in will determine
where the hole will be.(you don't want to put it in the very bottom of one of the bottles,
then throw it in a backpack and have it kinked) A good spot is just opposite of one
of the hole you cut to connect the two together.
Note: before you permanently attach the gun to
the backpack, find some way to carry it on your back, like putting it in a back pack and
feeding the tube through a hole cut in the side of the backpack. Just make sure the
hole in the backpack lines up with the hole in the side of the soda bottle.
I tried several ways to glue that hose to the hole,
but it wouldn't work, so for right now, it is heavily duct-taped! But a more secure
way that I will probably to it is to use the orange filter that came with the gun!
Now, put the hose from the gun into the new hole you made, and filter it through
the top of the soda bottle(might not fit if only using a 2 liter) Then attach the
filter on the end of the hose, put some epoxy on it, and feed it back down through the
bottle and pull it tight against the inner wall of the plastic bottle. Hopefully,
this will make a good plastic to plastic contact, and plus, the water is now filtered.
Let all epoxy cure for at least a day!
If you forget to put the bottles in some kind of
backpack and find yourself with a gun+soda bottles and no way to carry it, then just
unscrew the half of the gun, unscrew the yellow nut, take the hose off, feed it through a
backpack or something, and re-attach it! Pretty simple, eh?
Now once everything is together, and in a backpack,
fill up the bottles( if you only fill one side and wait, the other side will also slowly
fill up too) either screw the lids on loosly or poke tiny tiny hose in the tops of the
caps, so air can fill the empty space in the bottles.
Your ready to go!
If you have any questions, comments, or unimportant