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A water rocket is a type of model rocket using water as its reaction mass. The pressure vessel (the engine of the rocket) is constructed from thin plastic or other non metallic materials (usually a used plastic soft drink bottle) weighing 1,500 grams or less. The water is forced out by compressed air. It is an example of Newton's third law of motion.

Emergency Dump Valve

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Emergency Dump Valve

Post by tcarnahan » Sat Feb 19, 2011 6:13 pm

I came across this valve in my research and wanted to see if anyone else had considered using one of these for a emergency manual pressure release? If so, what was your experience?
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Re: Emergency Dump Valve

Post by U.S. Water Rockets1 » Sat Feb 19, 2011 9:41 pm

tcarnahan wrote:I came across this valve in my research and wanted to see if anyone else had considered using one of these for a emergency manual pressure release? If so, what was your experience?
We've never used this type of valve before because we have a bunch of high pressure ball valves that we put on our pump so we can open it with a simple flick of the wrist. That valve does look like it would be a good alternative and it has a built in pressure relief.


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