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what size of pipe fits into 3"?

Unread postAuthor: Shrimphead » Sat Feb 11, 2006 1:23 pm

I was wondering if there's a common pipe size that fits into 3" sch 40? Also does say 2.5" fittings fit? I need something that fit in well for a piston in my chamber. Does anybody have any ideas?
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Unread postAuthor: drac » Sat Feb 11, 2006 3:52 pm

2.5 fittins, such as couplers fit well in 3in pipe. It may be easier if you use 3in coupler inside 4in pipe, because it would let you build it faster, without as much cost as ordering a 2.5 fitting.
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Unread postAuthor: Shrimphead » Sat Feb 11, 2006 10:07 pm

It's a bit late for that as I have already built the gun. I'm trying a really cheap piston made out of a can at the moment, but it seems to be having troubles. So stores don't carry 2.5"? What about sprinkler stores because I have one really near my house
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Unread postAuthor: Shrimphead » Sat Feb 11, 2006 10:50 pm

K, the sprinkler store near me carries 2.5" fittings (at least some of them) so there won't be any extra cost. But I was wondering if I could just take two 2.75" inch metal washers, and two 3" rubber washers, then connect them with a bolt and 4 nuts to make my piston. Would that work well? Any other 3" piston ideas
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Unread postAuthor: WOW!! » Wed May 24, 2006 5:10 am

I think that it will work. Do you have any pictures of it, or CAD pictures?


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Unread postAuthor: jrrdw » Wed May 24, 2006 5:27 am

OK i'm going to be the forum smart guy today- ANYTHING SMALLER THEN 3" WILL FIT IN IT!! HAHAHAHAHA
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Unread postAuthor: CS » Wed May 24, 2006 1:24 pm

lol, WRONG!

Check <a href="http://www.harvel.com/pipepvc-sch40-80-dim.asp">HERE</a> to find the real answer of 3.042"...

Shrimphead, all I can suggest is whipping out the calipers and measuring "round" objects. This of course is for future reference. The piston you mentioned in your last post will work.
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Unread postAuthor: Flinchy » Wed May 24, 2006 2:53 pm

stick your neighbors cat in it or something :wink: jk lol.
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Unread postAuthor: sgort87 » Wed May 24, 2006 9:07 pm

Tony how the fork do you fit something with a 3.5" diameter into 3" pipe?
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Unread postAuthor: boilingleadbath » Thu May 25, 2006 3:49 pm

Sgort, read more carefully. In his post he says 3.042"
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Unread postAuthor: sgort87 » Thu May 25, 2006 9:31 pm

Yes, that's because he edited it because he posted 3.5. (The OD)

[23:41] tonymann22: (Link: http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/viewtop ... 37&lighter)http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1437&lighter=& Your kidding right?
[23:41] sgort87: no, i dont see what the hell you are talkin about there
[23:42] sgort87: 3" pipe does not have a 3.5" id
[23:42] tonymann22: fork!!!, slap me....
[23:42] sgort87: OD right?
[23:43] tonymann22: Yea I looked in wrong column
[23:43] sgort87: hahah
[23:43] sgort87: yep
[23:43] sgort87: i figured you did
[23:43] sgort87: .5" is a huge difference
[23:44] sgort87: they wouldnt call it 3" if it was .5 off
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Unread postAuthor: Atlantis » Thu May 25, 2006 10:37 pm

I found 2 things that fit nicely in 3" pipe, the round Stridex Pads container, and certain cans.
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Unread postAuthor: WOW!! » Fri May 26, 2006 3:23 pm

sgort87 wrote:Yes, that's because he edited it because he posted 3.5. (The OD)

[23:41] tonymann22: (Link: http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/viewtop ... 37&lighter)http://www.spudfiles.com/forums/viewtopic.php?t=1437&lighter=& Your kidding right?
[23:41] sgort87: no, i dont see what the hell you are talkin about there
[23:42] sgort87: 3" pipe does not have a 3.5" id
[23:42] tonymann22: fork!!!, slap me....
[23:42] sgort87: OD right?
[23:43] tonymann22: Yea I looked in wrong column
[23:43] sgort87: hahah
[23:43] sgort87: yep
[23:43] sgort87: i figured you did
[23:43] sgort87: .5" is a huge difference
[23:44] sgort87: they wouldnt call it 3" if it was .5 off


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