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Joel's TBL500LP Replica

Unread postAuthor: SpudStuff » Sat May 06, 2006 11:17 am

Alright so here it goes. Instead of spending $134.99 on Joel’s low power launcher, I am going to show you how to make one for about $100 less.

Materials:
1x 24” of 3 inch PVC sch 40
1x 24” of 2.5inch PVC sch 40
1x 3” coupling
1x 3” cap
1x 3” x 1.5” bushing
2x 1” male adapter
1x 2.5” coupling
1x 2.5” x 2” bushing
1x 2” x 1” bushing
1x slip x Mips 1” elbow
1x slip x Fips 1” elbow
1x 1” orbits water master modded sprinkler valve
1x 1-160 PSI ¼” NTP Pressure gauge
1x 1/8” NTP shrader valve
scrap 1” PVC
Teflon Tape


Tools (specialty)
1/4”-18 NTP tap
7/16” drill bit
11/32 drill bit
PVC Glue and Primer

START AT THE BOTTOM
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Majority of the parts you need
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Step 1
Take off the sharp edge on the ends of the 3 inch pipe
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Step Two
using primer then glue, glue the end cap onto the end of the 3" pipe
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Step Three
using the same process as before glue the coupling onto the other end of the 3 inch pipe
(careful not to get amy glue in the other side of the coupling)
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Step Four
Glue the 3x1.5 bushing into the couling
(dont get any glue on the socket part of the bushing)
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Step Five
Get a 1" adapter, 1.5x1 bushing, and a scrap piece of 1" pipe 2.5 inches long
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Step Six
After taking off the sharp edges on the 1 inch pipe, glue the entire assembally together as shown
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Step Seven
Glue the entire assembally into the chamber
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Step Eight
collect the parts shown here
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Step Nine
Glue them as shown cit off a piece of 1" pipe 2.5" long
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Step Ten
After taking off the sharp edges of the pipe glue it into the socket and get your final 1" male adapter ready
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Step Eleven
Glue the 1" male adapter onto the pipe
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Step Twelve
Take off the sharp edges on one end of the 2.5 inch pipe. then glue the assembelly onto it
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Step Thirteen
Drill a 7/16 hole streight into the slace where you want youre gauge to be. then uaing youre 1/4" tap therad the hole. go in one turn and then out 1/4 turn to clear the threads.
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Step Fourteen
drill an 11/32 hole next to it.
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Step Fifteen
thread both the guage and the shrater valve into the approprate holes with teflon tape
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Step Sixteen
thread youre elbows into the barrel and valve then glue a piece of 1" pipe between them
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Unread postAuthor: saladtossser » Sat May 06, 2006 11:25 am

lol next time upload the pictures in reverse

i want to see a picture of the whole thing, and why did you use a pressure guage that only goes up to 15 psi??

it's kick ass of you to make all of these tutorials
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Unread postAuthor: SpudStuff » Sat May 06, 2006 11:51 am

i used the 15 Psi guage because 15psi shoots tennis balls 75 yards, plenty far for dogs:) :)
also i need to get a gifferent elbow because the one i bought ans male and female threads where i only neded the male ill post pics soon though so dont worry :? :?
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Unread postAuthor: Rambo » Sat May 06, 2006 3:18 pm

I think that it is pathetic to use small sprincler valve for tennis balls, specialy at 15psi.Combustion will be much more powerfull and chep for tennis balls.
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Unread postAuthor: dragon finder » Sat May 06, 2006 3:32 pm

i like it but rambo is right a combustion would be cheaper and more power full.
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Unread postAuthor: saladtossser » Sat May 06, 2006 3:45 pm

the large font DWV on the pipe is screaming for attention
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Unread postAuthor: SpudStuff » Sat May 06, 2006 4:35 pm

the cannon os not ment to be powerful, it is ment to shoot tennis balls ~100 yards for dogs, not distroy things
The DWV on the side of the pipe does not mean it isnot pressure rated. a cut it off of a piece that said 260PSI the DWV on the side just means it can be used for Drain Waste and Vent the other piece also says NSF-PW on it
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Unread postAuthor: Benny » Sat May 06, 2006 11:24 pm

itl stop them noobs whining for plans, thank god.
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Unread postAuthor: Flinchy » Sat May 06, 2006 11:40 pm

very good, although you could probly say just a tad more about the valve modification in your final "how to". and yes i do know that the "how to" for valve modification is already there. overall great job :D
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Unread postAuthor: zvallance1 » Sat May 06, 2006 11:58 pm

Flinchy wrote:very good, although you could probly say just a tad more about the valve modification in your final "how to". and yes i do know that the "how to" for valve modification is already there. overall great job :D


...why would he tell how to mod the valve in this thread when the reader could just as easily head on over to the "modding a sprinkler valve" thread?
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Unread postAuthor: Benny » Sun May 07, 2006 12:02 am

because he gets more spud bucks. :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: zvallance1 » Sun May 07, 2006 12:09 am

Benny wrote:because he gets more spud bucks. :lol:


w00t! spudbux ftw =)
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Actually, anyone know how they're calculated? I'm guessing 1/100 of a spudbuck per character or something?
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Unread postAuthor: SpudStuff » Sun May 07, 2006 10:32 am

actually no because you can only get 5 spudbux per post. i had already reached that limit in my topic, and besides there is already a great how to on how to mod a valve

EDIT its 1 spudcent to a caricator
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Unread postAuthor: chevy08racing » Fri Jan 12, 2007 7:41 pm

Step Thirteen
Drill a 7/16 hole streight into the slace where you want youre gauge to be. then uaing youre 1/4" tap therad the hole. go in one turn and then out 1/4 turn to clear the threads.


does somthing seem wrong with that drill and tap to u lol...
a 7/16 drill is bigger than a 1/4 tap... when tapping you predrill the hole 1/16 smaller then the tap you plan on useing, not larger. so u put the wrong numbers for step 13. im a machienest so as soon as i seen those numbers i was like wtf??? hows that gonna work,lol
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Unread postAuthor: CS » Fri Jan 12, 2007 8:23 pm

Obviously your not familiar with the NPT pipe thread.

For information on NPT threads, please refer to this article: <a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/National_pipe_thread">WikiPedia Article - National Pipe Thread</a>

1/4" threads have a exterior diameter of .54"
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