Hotwired wrote:PVC isn't tempered glass... Last half a dozen pvc failures I've seen posted here consisted of fairly sizeable bits.
I wouldn't run out a generalisation on hearing of one incident. But it would be nice to see a deliberate cellular core ABS failure. Might require a hybrid mix or perhaps a pneumatic option.
Pneumatic would probably be easiest, cap a pipe off at both ends and pump til it blows.
Exactly, make a pneumatic pipe bomb. Thats an easy way. If I were to do it though, i'd make a closed off chamber and use propane to simulate a cannon with a clogged barrel or something.
I went to Home Depot today to get stuff for a new barrel, and there was a smashed piece of ABS pipe on the rack, totally smashed and had a nice crack down it. Stuff seems pretty gummy and tough.