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Piston Valve in progress

Post questions and info about pneumatic (compressed gas) powered cannons here. This includes discussion about valves, pipe types, compressors, alternate gas setups, and anything else relevant.
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Unread postAuthor: CannonCreator » Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:14 pm

So I went to home depot and they had 2" tee but no 2" endcaps or anything like that. So I wound up getting a 1 1/2 Tee. I found a end cap and a reducer for it.

Right now I am waiting for the Hot GLue piston mold to dry. I am using the actual tee for the mold.

Is there anything wrong with using a 1 1/2 tee?

its NSF PW
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Unread postAuthor: trae08 » Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:21 pm

a plug..

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Unread postAuthor: CannonCreator » Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:23 pm

Will those go directly into a 2" tee?

or do I need to put 2" pvc piping in the Tee then put in the plug?
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Unread postAuthor: iPaintball » Sat Sep 01, 2007 1:29 pm

Yes, they are spigot fittings. Unless you want to tap the fill/exhaust port, use a threaded bushing instead.
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Unread postAuthor: potatoflinger » Sat Sep 01, 2007 5:01 pm

Make sure that the 2'' tee is pressure rated!!! Most of the fittings that home depot sells are not pressure rated.
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Unread postAuthor: hi » Sat Sep 01, 2007 6:09 pm

i usually use a female adaptor and a threaded plug that way i can take the piston out if it has problems.
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