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safety levels using pvc Pipe

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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safety levels using pvc Pipe

Unread postAuthor: jsefcik » Sat Sep 19, 2015 8:11 am

For us who have built cannons using pvc pipe as an air chamber, and i know they are as safe as you make them, and pvc pipe isnt like metal and cant take super high pressures, Whats the highest amount of pressure some of you have put into pvc pipe? Or have tested in a safe matter(in a lab or another safe way) just curious thanks guys
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Re: safety levels using pvc Pipe

Unread postAuthor: vng21092 » Sat Sep 19, 2015 12:52 pm

I've gone up to 400 PSI with schedule 40 1/2'' PVC and nothing happened. Though on the side of it, it says its rated for 700 but I never tested it to that extent.
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Re: safety levels using pvc Pipe

Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sat Sep 19, 2015 6:16 pm

Stick to rated pressures.

I made an 8x hybrid using 3/4" PVC pipe, it didn't blow up but I still wouldn't recommend it.
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Re: safety levels using pvc Pipe

Unread postAuthor: jsefcik » Sat Sep 19, 2015 7:48 pm

Im just curious cause i built a compressor from an old fridge and i have 1 1/2 pvc chamber for my one small gun i wanted to see how high i could go but i wanted to know from others ahead of time, i go no higher then 100 on my all my guns im a safety freak
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