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Unread postAuthor: NatoHub » Thu Jun 07, 2007 9:56 pm

I was wondering what you guys think about this plan (I've searched around and found nothing). But i'm sure someone has done this before.

All it is is 2 barrels attached with a Y-connector and 2 ball valves, so that the barrel size can be chosen without unscrewing the entire barrel

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i'm kinda a newb to Potato Cannons (i have made 1.5" combustion cannon), so your comments would be helpful
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Unread postAuthor: Matt221985 » Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:05 pm

idk, that would be a little wierd if u ask me, its all about what u like tho, so go for it.. :P
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Unread postAuthor: VH_man » Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:13 pm

sounds like it would constrict flow and make your cannon extremly heavy and hard to transport. still would be cool.............
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Unread postAuthor: hi » Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:55 pm

1. matt, please use proper grammer, sorry but it bugs me.

2. yes it would work, but you would only have one shot, but if thats what makes you happy then do it.

3. there is no such thing as a Y connector. you can use two elbows and a tee, but no Y connector. there are some, but they are shaped kinda funny and will not hold pressure.
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Unread postAuthor: MrCrowley » Thu Jun 07, 2007 10:59 pm

They don't make Pressure Rated PVC wye's im pretty sure.
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Unread postAuthor: rednecktatertosser » Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:05 pm

ive never seen them, atleast not at any local stores or on mcmaster. you would have to use a tee connector and 2 elbows
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Unread postAuthor: jackssmirkingrevenge » Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:16 pm

hi wrote:1. Matt, please use proper grammar, sorry but it bugs me.

2. Yes it would work, but you would only have one shot, but if that's what makes you happy then do it.

3. There is no such thing as a Y connector. You can use two elbows and a tee, but no Y connector. There are some, but they are shaped kind of funny and will not hold pressure.


I took the liberty of correcting your own grammar, practice what you preach!
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Unread postAuthor: noname » Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:18 pm

It'll work, just don't use a PVC wye, unless the main valve is before the barrel split. I made one like this a while ago; the top barrel was paintball sized and the lower one was for C batteries.

Hi, seeing as you misspelled "grammar" and didn't capitalize or put the apostrophe in "that's," don't be hypocritical.
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Unread postAuthor: hi » Thu Jun 07, 2007 11:50 pm

jackssmirkingrevenge wrote:
hi wrote:1. Matt, please use proper grammar, sorry but it bugs me.

2. Yes it would work, but you would only have one shot, but if that's what makes you happy then do it.

3. There is no such thing as a Y connector. You can use two elbows and a tee, but no Y connector. There are some, but they are shaped kind of funny and will not hold pressure.




Thank you, please come again. Now that i realize it, im not great at it either, i'll shut up now.
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Unread postAuthor: Modderxtrordanare » Fri Jun 08, 2007 12:17 am

MrCrowley wrote:They don't make Pressure Rated PVC wye's im pretty sure.


True, but they make pressure rated tees and elbow fittings. :wink:
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Unread postAuthor: ammosmoke » Fri Jun 08, 2007 12:24 am

I think that the idea is impractical, but cool. I think it would be better if you used two equal sized barrels, and one valve. Use an oversized chamber, that is calculated for the size of two small barrels instead of one large one. That would be so awesome!! I think I just might make a double-barrel shotgun this summer. Thanks for the inspiration!
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