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Unread postAuthor: Saboo » Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:29 pm

Hi every one, i am completely new. I am looking to make a hand held pneumatic gun but i dont know squatt about how to make it. Any suggestions?

(This is my first post)
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Unread postAuthor: mark.f » Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:32 pm

If you could find a way to mix oxygen and propane together in plastic pipe so that you wouldn't have to vent each shot, would you do it?

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Unread postAuthor: Saboo » Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:43 pm

No i wouldn't because it sounds dangerous and im not quite sure what you are talking about??
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Unread postAuthor: DYI » Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:47 pm

I believe that that was the correct answer. Too much inherent danger and risk of autoignition of the mixture.

Now, onto your question: You should start by looking at the several hundred other handheld pneumatic cannons in the showcase. That should give you loads of design ideas.
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Unread postAuthor: Redcoat » Fri Aug 24, 2007 7:48 pm

Welcome to the forums (i've always wanted to say that)
And if you need any info check here
That should give you the basics of pneumatics to make it hand held maybe downsizing or it doesn't really matter but manouverability might be a problem.

As DYI said, check the showcase

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Unread postAuthor: Saboo » Fri Aug 24, 2007 9:54 pm

Thanx for the help but i got my own design, just need to know what to make the pressure tank out of and how to make the barrel and tank air tight. Also i need help in modifying a sprinkler valve to replace a blowgun?????
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Unread postAuthor: MisterSteve124 » Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:09 pm

just use pressure rated PVC and look in the how to section on how to mod a sprinkler valve.
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Unread postAuthor: noob of noobs » Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:16 pm

Just look around the forums, and you're sure to find something good. :wink: If I were you, I'd just make a simple ball valve cannon because they're easy and give you a good basic understanding for pneumatics. But if you want to use a sprinkler valve, go for it! They are much better, and aren't that complex. Make sure not to use DWV fittings by the way. :D
Also, there's a good sprinkler valve modding sticky in the how-to section here: http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/modding-a-sprinkler-valve-t305.html Have fun! :D
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Unread postAuthor: Hailfire753 » Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:35 pm

Uhhh... To make a tank, Get some sch 40 pvc that is pressure rated. It will say on the pipe.

Now, verrrry carfully, so as not to upset him , slowly aproach a worker and ask him to fetch you some pvc cement and primer. If you are advanced do it yourself. :wink:

Now, glue the pipe and to your fittings together acording to your designs without killing yourself.

If you want some real help, search the forms for "pnuematic plans" or "pnuematic schematics". :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: mopherman » Fri Aug 24, 2007 10:55 pm

Hailfire753 wrote:
Now, verrrry carfully, so as not to upset him , slowly aproach a worker and ask him to fetch you some pvc cement and primer. If you are advanced do it yourself. :wink:


no, dont ask the people at the hardware store. they dont know anything. just get the can that says "purple primer" and "pvc cement" they sometimes come together.
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Unread postAuthor: Saboo » Sat Aug 25, 2007 1:59 am

Thanx, im starting to feel like i know something now. :twisted: :? How do you get SpudBux?
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Unread postAuthor: Redcoat » Sat Aug 25, 2007 2:05 am

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Unread postAuthor: BC Pneumatics » Sat Aug 25, 2007 3:53 pm

Also, check out BCARMS.com for parts. If you have any questions along the way, post them here so the community can help you out. I am also more than happy to answer questions via email. (bcpneumatics@gmail.com)
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Unread postAuthor: Saboo » Sun Aug 26, 2007 1:56 am

Thanx for helping me
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Unread postAuthor: CannonCreator » Sun Aug 26, 2007 1:57 am

I made this simple, easy, first time cannon deisgn for you, Tell me what you think!

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Sorry, you might be looking for something more advanced, but this is a good, simple first.
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