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Re: Potato gun

Posted by Terry on November 15, 2005 at 13:43:31:

In Reply to: Re: Potato gun posted by Lignator on September 21, 2005 at 23:51:00:

I remmeber a friend had a potato cannon. It was 4 or 5 feet long made out of 4 inch PVC plumbers pipe. About 2/3 down he drilled a small hole and had a fixed a flint in it that would spark when you turned the knob. At the bottom was a 4 inch screw cap. You would unscrew the cap and take a can of ether and spray it in the pipe and quickly put the cap back on and then drop a potato through the top. Once the potato was in the chamber you turn the knob to spark the ether and with a small explosion in the chamber the potato shot out of the cannon like a rocket. I have seen a potato shoot as far as 30 to 50 yards! It was a cool cannon. Loads of fun.

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