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Unread postAuthor: noname » Thu Jun 21, 2007 10:52 pm

Well, I'm making a new hybrid, a Gen II one, and needed some 2" Sch 80 PVC. On McMaster you can get 5 feet of it for $10.85, not including shipping and tax, and an end cap is another $8.62. $8 for an end cap was too much for me, so I started checking places locally. I found a scrap yard! I got a 2" Sch 80 end cap for free, 5 feet of the pipe for $8, some 1 1/2" Sch 80 for free, and a high pressure (200 psi) sprinkler valve for one dollar. I also got a bag full, probably about 5 pounds of miscellaneous Sch 40 and 80 fittings.
My advice: Look in local scrap and junk yards at the beginning of projects, it's ridiculous what you can find there.

<a href="http://www.spudfiles.com/uploader/uploadFiles/cheapstuff001.jpg">The newly modified valve and the 1 1/2" Sch 80</a>
<a href="http://www.spudfiles.com/uploader/uploadFiles/cheapstuff002.jpg">I might use the pipe as a barrel</a>
<a href="http://www.spudfiles.com/uploader/uploadFiles/cheapstuff003.jpg">The propane meter for the Gen II tank</a>
<a href="http://www.spudfiles.com/uploader/uploadFiles/cheapstuff004.jpg">A shot of the hybrid's chamber.</a> You can see that parts were scavenged from the green hybrid.
<a href="http://www.spudfiles.com/uploader/uploadFiles/cheapstuff005.jpg">With the "barrel"</a>
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Unread postAuthor: Velocity » Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:07 pm

Damn... why am I so slow when it comes to building projects?

Looks good so far.
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Unread postAuthor: noname » Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:12 pm

I'm lazy too, but if I actually dedcide to do something, then I can usually get it done pretty fast. I'll be gone all of next week, and I want it to be done and waiting for me when I get back. :D

I tried to be neat with the purple primer, I just used the last of my clear stuff on the paintball pistol. :cry:
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Unread postAuthor: Velocity » Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:18 pm

I'm sick of that clear crap. Sure, it looks better. But I can't see where I put it on, and it smells even worse than the purple stuff.

If I didn't just buy a thing of clear primer, I would go out and buy some purple right now (maybe not, considering its almost 12:30 am...)

Rant over.

I used to finish projects fast... but now I order parts from all over, so it takes forever. And they keep getting more and more expensive :oops: .
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Unread postAuthor: noname » Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:29 pm

The easiest way to prime pipe is to put the primer in a jar, the dip the pipe end in the jar. You can get it in the perfect amount that you ned to fill the socket or whatever. You also know that you've got the whole needed section primed if you know you dipped it.
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Unread postAuthor: Kenny_McCormic » Thu Jun 21, 2007 11:30 pm

rmich732 wrote:
I used to finish projects fast... but now I order parts from all over, so it takes forever. And they keep getting more and more expensive :oops: .


that is why i have no big cannons just my mini and my cloud for now later when I quit dumping all of my money into paintball I might make a micro hybrid with like a 1 inch sch 40 steel chamber and 3/4 ich barrel. whats sch 40 steel pipe rated to and how many x does that equal?
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