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Sch 10 aluminum pipe for golf balls?

Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:22 pm

Has anybody tried it?

mcmaster part num: 4561T512

Schedule 10
Pipe Size 1-1/2"
Length 36"
Inside Diameter 1.682"
Outside Diameter 1.9"
Wall Thickness .109"
Aluminum Type 6061-T6 or 6063-T6
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Mon Feb 02, 2009 7:40 pm

Looks Promising. Lighter than the usual sleeved pipe too..... Hmmm......

EDIT: Wait, Didnt Schmans SWAT gun have an aluminum barrel? This might have been the stuff.
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Unread postAuthor: Velocity » Mon Feb 02, 2009 10:13 pm

I have a length of that stuff...never got around to shooting golf balls out of it though...literally had it for well over a year.
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Mon Feb 02, 2009 11:25 pm

Velocity wrote:I have a length of that stuff...never got around to shooting golf balls out of it though...literally had it for well over a year.


How well does a golf ball fit in it?
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:40 am

And it seems they also have Sch 10 stainless steel pipe. Same dimensions. :)
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Unread postAuthor: inonickname » Tue Feb 03, 2009 2:57 am

Sounds great, but I'd be more inclined to use sleeved PVC for simpler attachment. EG solvent weld to a threaded fitting..
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:11 am

Wow thats awesome pipe. I do think though that some brands may not fit, and that slightly deformed balls may also refuse to go down the barrel.

How well does a golf ball fit in it?

A golfball has to be at least 1,680" diameter.
This pipe is 1,682".
0,002" is a damn tight fit. So tight, that not all balls may fit (just like my 16 mm marble cannon fits only 30-90% of the marbles depending on brand.)

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For combustions and low pressure pneumatics PVC may indeed be a better choice. But when you use beefy pressures, you'll need metal pipe.
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Unread postAuthor: starman » Tue Feb 03, 2009 11:31 am

psycix wrote:
How well does a golf ball fit in it?

A golfball has to be at least 1,680" diameter.
This pipe is 1,682".
0,002" is a damn tight fit.


I realize all that...thus the question about fit. And, aluminum or stainless steel isn't going to give any like SDR21 will, even sleeved.

Still though, that specific dimension for the pipe sounds a little too coincidental.
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Unread postAuthor: Fnord » Tue Feb 03, 2009 12:48 pm

I just checked a bunch of different golfballs. They are all a consistent 1.682" diameter at the widest point, so you'll have about the tightest fit allowed by physics.


Other than that, the closest stuff Mcmaster has is 1.75, but it isn't cheap.
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Unread postAuthor: psycix » Tue Feb 03, 2009 3:50 pm

The balls may not roll down then, but they should be able to be hammered in.
Im sure 500 psi will push the golfball through :D
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Unread postAuthor: sandman » Tue Feb 03, 2009 4:03 pm

breach loading maybe, and i remember a member named fred made a stainless steel gun, you should look into it to see if he used this size
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Unread postAuthor: Lentamentalisk » Tue Feb 03, 2009 7:22 pm

You could always sand down the inside, with a roll of sandpaper on the end of a long dowel, put in the chuck of a drill. It would take a godawefull long time, but could work.
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Unread postAuthor: D_Hall » Tue Feb 03, 2009 10:54 pm

Lentamentalisk wrote:You could always sand down the inside, with a roll of sandpaper on the end of a long dowel, put in the chuck of a drill. It would take a godawefull long time, but could work.

Or you could just buy a hone and it wouldn't take very long at all.
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Unread postAuthor: ALIHISGREAT » Wed Feb 04, 2009 2:25 am

wouldn't giving the golfballs a quick wipe with the old sandpaper be the quickest and easiest?
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Unread postAuthor: daberno123 » Wed Feb 04, 2009 12:49 pm

Too bad they don't sell any Sch 10 pipe threaded. Could you still take it to a hardware store and get it threaded or would the walls be too thin?
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