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Unread postAuthor: )DEMON( » Sun Sep 24, 2006 2:08 am

That is what you assume. Large pressure rated pvc fittings cost more than metal ones of the same size, much more. When I say large I mean 11/2 inch and bigger. The pipe is, meter for meter, a bit more expensive then pvc. Maybe things are different in the US
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Unread postAuthor: beebs111 » Sun Sep 24, 2006 7:38 am

im a little late, welcome to the forums! :D if i were you i would start with a basic 4" combustion with a chamber fan. 1' of 4" reduced down to 2" pvc and a regular bbq sparker
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Unread postAuthor: girlygirl » Sun Sep 24, 2006 1:32 pm

BC Pneumatics wrote:It is amazing that women don't get the responce of "Use the search godanmit!" when they ask for plans...

I have to admit...using the search thingy did actually occur to me :roll: he he he... this is why chics rule the world :twisted:

I do have acces to a welder and a decent assortment of scrap metal. Does this change things? Where would I find a grill igniter? Old grill?

Oh yeah... We live in northern Minnesota, but belive it or not, our spuds are packaged in "grown in Idaho bags" TALK ABOUT CONSPIRACY! :shock:
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Unread postAuthor: WOW!! » Sun Sep 24, 2006 1:41 pm

You could weld up a mount for ya cannon,like a 3 axis mount, that woolud be sweet with a auto fire pheumatic. any ways for the BBQ ignotor go to a hardware store and get one, along with the Sch40 PRESSURE RATED NON CELL CORE pipe and fittins.

Oh yeah... We live in northern Minnesota, but belive it or not, our spuds are packaged in "grown in Idaho bags" TALK ABOUT CONSPIRACY!
dam Idahoians.
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Unread postAuthor: boilingleadbath » Sun Sep 24, 2006 9:06 pm

If you trust the welds (they'll get a few hundred pounds of tension, and who knows how much torsion)- sure, go and weld up your gun from tubular steel. I'd stay away from the rear of the cannon the first several times you fire... which probably should be done by everyone, as you never truely know when or if it'll shoot the endcap in that direction. (not that it's a common occurance)
Otherwise, I'd go with <i>pressure rated</i> PVC.

You should be able to get a BBQ sparker for 10$ or so at a hardware store.

The person who advoced the use of a chamber fan is in their right mind; you'll see preformance improvements of ~60%, although it does mean more complexity.

I heavily advocate some browsing of the combustion section of the spudwiki. It's my personal oppinion that it'll teach you more than we will in this thread - which allows you to ask better questions and get better end results.
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