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Unread postAuthor: Mitchza89 » Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:52 am

Well I almost thought I snagged a top deal. I went to Bunnings and saw 1m lengths of 20mm and 25mm Aluminium pipe for 5 bucks each. I almost wet myself at the thought that I could build my piston marble blaster for next to nothing... So I went over and checked it with some fittings and to my horror, neither pipe fitted any brass compression or tube fittings... I was devestated...

Has anyone thought of using aluminium pipe but come across this same problem?
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:55 am

Epoxy, just mod a slightly larger brass/glav fitting and epoxy it in.
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Unread postAuthor: Mitchza89 » Sun Feb 10, 2008 1:57 am

That was what I was thinking but on Ebay, there are 1m lengths of 20 and 25mm brass tube for 15-20 bucks each.....Can't go wrong.
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Unread postAuthor: Matheusilla » Sun Feb 10, 2008 2:49 pm

Buy one and take it to a plumber or machinist. Ask them to put pipe threads on it (or whatever threads you want). If they have the proper threading die it's a matter of a few minutes to complete.
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Unread postAuthor: pizlo » Sun Feb 10, 2008 2:54 pm

http://www.mcmaster.com
check out page 32, or click pipe and fittings then aluminum.
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Unread postAuthor: Mitchza89 » Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:12 pm

Cheers lads, thanks alot for the help.
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Unread postAuthor: goathunter » Sun Feb 10, 2008 7:27 pm

Invest in a pipe flaring set and a pipe bender.When you get that you can do pretty much anything with pipe stock.
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Unread postAuthor: Mitchza89 » Sun Feb 10, 2008 8:55 pm

Yeah that would be great. The only problem is the lack of funds...
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Sun Feb 10, 2008 11:34 pm

MrCrowley wrote:Epoxy, just mod a slightly larger brass/glav fitting and epoxy it in.


Incredibly, that's precisely what I was going to suggest :D
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:31 am

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:
MrCrowley wrote:Epoxy, just mod a slightly larger brass/glav fitting and epoxy it in.


Incredibly, that's precisely what I was going to suggest :D

Either great minds think alike, or great minds influence others... :roll:


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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Mon Feb 11, 2008 1:17 am

I was put on this earth by the gods of two part adhesives to spread the epoxy gospel, it's always nice to see the word spreading :D
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