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Unread postAuthor: CuddlyBurrito » Thu Dec 20, 2007 7:30 pm

Ok so i have been snooping around in these forums for a while now and i am now getting ready to build my first real cannon. It will be Pneumatic and i think i want to use a sprinkler valve unless anyone can come up with a reason to use a piston (i thought about using a piston but i just want to save time). My goal is that i want to be able to launch golf balls, and maybe tennis balls. i think i have a good idea of what i need except that i have one question. all i can find at all my local hardware stores are 1" valves and i wanted to know should i keep looking for a 1.5" or a 2"? or will a 1" be fine? also if anyone could send me some links to some valves i would be pleased. also i am in needs of a shader valve.. i looked at ace, home depot and lowes, but no luck? should i try auto part stores? thank you. so much.

I have started construction on my tank it is being constructed form 5 PVC dont know the specs cuz i am a n00b other than it has 600 psi rating at 74*. its going to be over under style. i'll post pics in this thread on sat. thanks guys.


p.s. i decided to make a pneumatic b/c i though that combustion are for cavemen. lol
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Unread postAuthor: CuddlyBurrito » Thu Dec 20, 2007 7:39 pm

ok did i mention that i want to shoot the piss out of this. :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: elitesniper » Thu Dec 20, 2007 7:43 pm

go for it :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:32 pm

Support your local business man guys! All these items can be bought at your friendly Spudfiles store. www.bcarms.com It's a one stop shop open 24/7 rite in front of you. BcPneumatics can also answer any tech questions you may have about the products he sells, i know from experience because I shop there. Welcome to Spudfiles.
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Unread postAuthor: elitesniper » Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:35 pm

yea or just buy a mauler valve from bc arms
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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Thu Dec 20, 2007 8:51 pm

elitesniper wrote:yea or just buy a mauler valve from bc arms


Thats a good idea, the Mauler Valve is great! No fuss, no muss. Straight up power rite out of the box. The Mauler!!

Edit: I voted 2, more power!!!
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Unread postAuthor: CuddlyBurrito » Thu Dec 20, 2007 11:10 pm

ok thanks guys i will get pics for yall this weekend


EDIT: what the most damage you think i could do with a 1" sprinkler valve?
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Unread postAuthor: CuddlyBurrito » Thu Dec 20, 2007 11:27 pm

jrrdw wrote:
elitesniper wrote:yea or just buy a mauler valve from bc arms


Thats a good idea, the Mauler Valve is great! No fuss, no muss. Straight up power rite out of the box. The Mauler!!

Edit: I voted 2, more power!!!


maybe a Mauler valve will come later on a project that isnt my first, but i am ordering a GB barrel and possible a TB barrel. how fast is the shipping?
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Unread postAuthor: BigGrib » Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:24 am

you know i'm a supporter of all this local buisiness crap, but man find your local irrigation supply store. they have 1.5 and 2 inch valves and 1.5 inch sdr21 pipe and 2.5 inch sch40 and every fitting you need. unless of course you don't live in the us or anywhere near where any farming or whatever is done, but seriously come on
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:28 am

CuddlyBurrito wrote:ok did i mention that i want to shoot the piss out of this. :wink:


Apparently in WW2 heavy bomber crew members over Germany would urinate into condoms, at high altitude the liquid would then freeze and the resulting "bladder bomb" would be lobbed out of the aircraft to the detriment of the Nazi citizenry below.

You could do the same with your cannon, just put the condom into a section of barrel tube first before freezing it.

I know, I know, but it's my last day of work and I'm in a mood :D
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Unread postAuthor: qbnbountyhunter » Fri Dec 21, 2007 12:32 am

haha, no way that they threw piss ballons on germans.. hahaha thats the best thing ever! :lol:
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Unread postAuthor: King_TaTer » Fri Dec 21, 2007 2:07 am

hmm sounds like this will be an interesting cannon. do you have any pics of the pipe and/or fittings? how big are you planning to make this thing? oh and how much money are you willing to sink into it? (sounds like a lot. haha)

answer these and we might be able to help you more :o

oh and combustions are for cavemen??? hah! your hilarious. but oh well its your opinion not mine...
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Unread postAuthor: CuddlyBurrito » Fri Dec 21, 2007 9:10 am

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:
CuddlyBurrito wrote:ok did i mention that i want to shoot the piss out of this. :wink:


Apparently in WW2 heavy bomber crew members over Germany would urinate into condoms, at high altitude the liquid would then freeze and the resulting "bladder bomb" would be lobbed out of the aircraft to the detriment of the Nazi citizenry below.

You could do the same with your cannon, just put the condom into a section of barrel tube first before freezing it.

I know, I know, but it's my last day of work and I'm in a mood :D


thats about the most hilarious thing i have ever herd... but maybe instead of piss condoms, i use cheap water bottles. cuz thats just a waste of condoms in my opinion.. :P

EDIT: your name and rank relate to Fight Club..? right thats like one of my favorite movies.
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