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Unread postAuthor: pyromanic13 » Thu May 18, 2006 3:22 pm

sorry I couldn't find/remember the thread that concluded whether or not gasoline/denatured alchole damages pvc pipe...

if you could send me a link/ just tell me it'd be appreciated.
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Unread postAuthor: Pete Zaria » Thu May 18, 2006 3:27 pm

Gas will eat PVC, but not ABS. As far as I know, denatured alcohol is OK. Get some second opinions, though.

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Unread postAuthor: Flinchy » Thu May 18, 2006 4:50 pm

ah we have a flamethrower builder here now don't we? :) . yeah whatever you do, do NOT use pvc. pvc piping is soluble in gasoline, however denatured alcohol will no damage pvc piping... use abs piping just to be safe though.
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Unread postAuthor: Shrimphead » Thu May 18, 2006 6:34 pm

Everybody says that gasoline eats pvc, but somebody, I can't remember who, soaked some pvc in gasoline and absolutely nothing happened. I suggest you get a scrap piece and test for yourself.
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Unread postAuthor: sgort87 » Thu May 18, 2006 9:56 pm

That would be Plasticex009 on Spudtech in <a href="http://forums.spudtech.com/topic.asp?TOPIC_ID=7896">this thread</a>.

Gasoline does absolutely nothing to PVC.

If you don't have a Spudtech Forum membership - which you should - you cannot view that page.
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Unread postAuthor: pyromanic13 » Fri May 19, 2006 5:30 pm

ok thganks alot...
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Unread postAuthor: Darkside 6ix » Fri May 19, 2006 7:23 pm

yea that what i thought

but my question is that can i use gasoline for a mini pill shooter?
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Unread postAuthor: boilingleadbath » Fri May 19, 2006 7:43 pm

I don't know the material they are made of, but gasoline is really a bit too long to be a good solvent... so it'll probably be fine.
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Unread postAuthor: Benny » Fri May 19, 2006 9:38 pm

but you need to get the right fuel/air mix, that would be very hard to get the right mix with gas.
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Unread postAuthor: pyromanic13 » Sat May 20, 2006 1:15 am

no, its for a flamethrower...
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Unread postAuthor: Benny » Sat May 20, 2006 1:51 am

i know, but pvc psyco asked about a mini pill shooter. :roll:
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Unread postAuthor: pyromanic13 » Sat May 20, 2006 3:41 pm

Oh... what about the denature =d alchohol, on the back of the can it said it could be used as a "thinner".
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Unread postAuthor: pyromanic13 » Sat May 20, 2006 9:18 pm

and is there an age you have to be to buy gasoline.
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Unread postAuthor: Obctg » Sat May 20, 2006 9:39 pm

i can safely comfirm tha gasoline does not dissolve PVC. last night, after reading about this, wen to my garage where i cut a portion of 3/4" sch40 PVc and soaked it in gasoline overnight. By today in the afternoon, the pvc was still intact with no harm done to it. so it is safe to say that gasoline is safe for PVC. If you dont believe me, try it yourself.
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Unread postAuthor: Benny » Sun May 21, 2006 2:57 am

im still never going to use it for a combustion tho.^
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