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Unread postAuthor: RavenGuard » Sun May 07, 2006 9:00 am

Does anybody know if ABS pipe is safe to the same pressures as PVC? From the look and feel of it, it seems much more sturdy. If anyone can let me know or give me a source where I may find out I would greatly appreciate it!

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Unread postAuthor: douganface » Sun May 07, 2006 9:58 am

http://tomacorp.com/ballistics/ABSvsPVC.html

... all i had to do was type in abs pressure rating at google...
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Unread postAuthor: Andrew52 » Sun May 07, 2006 11:35 am

well abs isnt pressure rated so dont use it in a pneaumatic just use it in combustions
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Unread postAuthor: RavenGuard » Sun May 07, 2006 11:50 am

Andrew52 wrote:well abs isnt pressure rated so dont use it in a pneaumatic just use it in combustions


I'll be running the system off a co2 tank hooked up with a regulator to get it to about 100psi, then it will go through a watermaster sprinkler valve, and the abs pipe will only be for the barrel.

I assume this would be ok? / safer than pvc?
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Unread postAuthor: SpudStuff » Sun May 07, 2006 12:25 pm

that should be okay because the dynamic pressuer of moving air is very low on the sides of the pipe wall. be sure not to glue your ABS into any PVC fittings thay dont properly bond
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Unread postAuthor: RavenGuard » Sun May 07, 2006 12:29 pm

I think i'll need to use a threaded pvc fitting to attach to the valve, and then to an abs threaded thingy.

Aren't there specially made cements etc. to bond pvc with abs?

Or I could use a metal fitting to connect the pcv to the abs. Would this be better?
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Unread postAuthor: boilingleadbath » Sun May 07, 2006 9:59 pm

You can get PVC male threaded adapters, and you can get ABS female threaded adapters. That's the best reliable meathod to join them.

Yes, such glue exists, but it's not very effective, and can't be trusted for pressure.

Overall, though, you <i>should</i> be ok using ABS for your barrel. But don't blame me if it fails and you have to buy another one...
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Unread postAuthor: RavenGuard » Mon May 08, 2006 2:14 pm

thanks for the help guys. Anyone know if 3" o-rings ar emade or where i can get them if they are?
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Unread postAuthor: RavenGuard » Mon May 08, 2006 2:55 pm

thanks again everyone!
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Unread postAuthor: Shrimphead » Mon May 08, 2006 3:58 pm

Ya just get them off of mcmaster. I searched for sooooo long trying to find 3" o-rings locally and it took me 10 minutes to find them at mcmaster. Huge selection!
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