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Unread postAuthor: PVC Arsenal 17 » Sun Jul 22, 2007 11:26 am

Usually people build ballvalve cannons as their first pneumatic. This is probably my 8th completed cannon and my first ballvalve. I built it just for fun and I'm actually pretty happy with it.

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-1 1/2" x 10" chamber
-1/2" x 24" barrel
-Schrader valve
-3 minute paintjob

Please don't suggest upgrading to a sprinkler valve. I simply won't. I wanted a ball valve cannon and that's what I have.

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Also, would it be safe to use this even if I happened to forget primer on the pipe connecting the bushing to the ballvalve?
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Unread postAuthor: mopherman » Sun Jul 22, 2007 11:39 am

nice looking ball valve cannon. dont hold it by the valve when you use it.
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Unread postAuthor: spud yeti » Sun Jul 22, 2007 11:53 am

wow, you could put a sprinkler val.... Only kidding! Looks like a blast: nice and simple. Getting back to the basics. Nice work.
What are you using as projectiles?
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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Sun Jul 22, 2007 12:25 pm

Cool paint job, it looks pretty nice for a three minute job.
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Unread postAuthor: noob of noobs » Sun Jul 22, 2007 12:59 pm

If not a sprinkler valve, at least get a better ball valve! The metal ones with the big handels should give you faster opening control, and you can easily spring load them! :D As to your primer situation, I wouldn't trust it on holding, but my knowledge of working without primer is non-existent. :oops:
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Unread postAuthor: frankrede » Sun Jul 22, 2007 1:55 pm

I have had a cannon never blow(minus a cracked threaded fitting) and I didn't use primer on it, and it was 2" pipe.
so you should be fine at 90 psi.
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