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Where to find a golf ball barrel in CT?

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Where to find a golf ball barrel in CT?

Unread postAuthor: acs2997 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:53 pm

Hi everyone! I'm from Connecticut, and I've been searching for a golf ball barrel for my piston valve launcher. If I'm not mistaken, it's 1.5 in. sdr-21 pipe. Well I can't find it anywhere in stores, and online it's relatively cheap, however for a peace as long as i need it (about 7 feet long or so), shipping costs would be through the roof. Does anyone know any hardware stores around that may have some?
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Sat Dec 29, 2012 10:59 pm

Another option is 1.5 inch schedule 10 pipe. But if you don't like the shipping charges for the SDR-21, you're probably not going to like the cost of the pipe either.
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Unread postAuthor: acs2997 » Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:07 pm

schedule 10? I never know there was a such thing! I'll look into it, but I've heard the sdr-21 works the best. And price is sort of a big deal, so if it's too expensive, I'm really not that interested.
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Unread postAuthor: jsefcik » Sat Dec 29, 2012 11:54 pm

if you are in need of some , i belive i have some laying around i can send you some pm me if interested
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:39 am

acs2997 wrote:I've heard the sdr-21 works the best

I've used both. Very few have simply due to cost of comparisons. My opinion? Sch 10 beats the hell out of SDR-21.... But - for example - the last barrel I purchased was stainless steel and ran about $90 by itself. It's not cheap.
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Unread postAuthor: acs2997 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:07 am

Yeah, that's slightly (and by slightly, I mean VERY) out of my price range. Thanks for the input though! If I ever come across some for a reasonable price I might just have to buy it. Why a stainless steel barrel?
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:14 am

acs2997 wrote:Yeah, that's slightly (and by slightly, I mean VERY) out of my price range. Thanks for the input though! If I ever come across some for a reasonable price I might just have to buy it. Why a stainless steel barrel?


Because I could only find Sch 10 in aluminum or stainless, the rest of the gun was going to be steel, and I wanted to be able to weld it... Thus, stainless!
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Unread postAuthor: acs2997 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:16 am

I wish I had the money for stuff like that. That's cool though. Does it come in PVC?
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Unread postAuthor: CS » Sun Dec 30, 2012 2:45 am

Try asking for class 200 1.5" pipe. All the local pipe shops quite frankly acted like I was a dumb a** when I asked for sdr-21, although it does say it on the pipe after I bought it, so just ask for class 200 before you go to check if they have it. Then bring a golf ball with you to just be sure it fits.

.02" - can't beat that.
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Unread postAuthor: acs2997 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:00 pm

Alight, I'll do that! Thanks
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Unread postAuthor: 8tonsemi » Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:08 pm

If you have irrigation stores near you, they carry hundreds of feet of SDR-21. At least around me they do.
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Unread postAuthor: acs2997 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 1:26 pm

I was actually just looking online and found a great store. The only problem: It's only a couple hundred miles away :( I'll see if I can find one around here
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:13 pm

CS wrote:.02" - can't beat that.


Sure you can... With schedule 10. :)

Golf ball diameter = 1.68"

SDR-21 ID = 1.72" (yes, 0.02" on either side)

Sch 10 ID = 1.682" (yes, 0.001" on either side)
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Unread postAuthor: CS » Sun Dec 30, 2012 3:40 pm

I have a first love bias to the SDR-21. You seal the one end with your hand and it'd take ~10 seconds for the ball to fall vertically 5'. The guys at the pipe store would give it to me for... free!

I guess you could vouch that the sch 10 works, but it seems a tight tolerance to expect out of pipe and a ball. And it the resistance it would incur wouldn't necessarily be bad.
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Unread postAuthor: acs2997 » Sun Dec 30, 2012 4:49 pm

I also heard that the sdr fits perfectly inside 2" sch. 40 so that's what my barrel is now, so I don't know if the schedule 10 would work this time.
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