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Pressure rated PVC in Ontario, Canada?

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Pressure rated PVC in Ontario, Canada?

Unread postAuthor: Flamex » Thu Jul 03, 2008 1:00 am

I'm planning on building a pneumatic golf ball gun, but I'm having an exceptionally hard time finding pressure rated PVC in the Cambridge area. If there are any Canadian spudders here from Ontario, would you know where I could get some, and the required fittings as well? I've looked around at Home Depot and other places and I can't seem to find the kind of pipe required for pneumatics, at least not in the sizes I require.
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Unread postAuthor: TurboSuper » Thu Jul 03, 2008 10:00 am

Yeah, hardware stores don't sell pressure-rated PVC in Canada (Well, at least not where I live, Canada is a big place). You need to find a plumbing supplier who can special order it for you.

Or you can just use steel/copper. Most hw stores have plenty of it around.
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Fri Jul 04, 2008 6:27 pm

I'm planning on building a pneumatic golf ball gun, but I'm having an exceptionally hard time finding pressure rated PVC in the Cambridge area. If there are any Canadian spudders here from Ontario, would you know where I could get some, and the required fittings as well? I've looked around at Home Depot and other places and I can't seem to find the kind of pipe required for pneumatics, at least not in the sizes I require.


In all my time spudding in Canada, sourcing uncommon equipment and materials in the pursuit of my hobby, I have never held in my hands a pressure rated PVC fitting over 1" nominal diameter. In Canada, PVC just isn't worth the trouble. You'll find that steel is actually cheaper than its plastic equivalent if you look in the right places.

You'll have to find creative solutions to your problems. While spudding in Canada is a very viable hobby, it can't be approached in the same way as it is in the U.S.A. Steel is the best construction material for chambers here, and ABS works a lot better than PVC for barrels, unless you're working on high mix hybrids. Check out some of my launchers for ideas. Most of them are built entirely with parts I could find in my small town.
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Unread postAuthor: Spuddin » Fri Jul 04, 2008 6:40 pm

thats crazy they dont stock it, sorry to hear. is mail order an option for you because bcarms.com has a pneumatic cannon <a href="http://www.bcarms.com/index.php?cPath=37_39&osCsid=e2518edf69db0dcb6518bd6a514902ed">kit</a>.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Fri Jul 04, 2008 6:51 pm

Yeah you could always ask BC Pneumatics (owner of BCARMS) if he would do a custom order for you.
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