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My Bazooka, Help.

Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:15 pm
Author: STHORNE
Ok, here i have my assembled bazooka body. I was originally going to make it a combustion cannon but decided to go with air powa!! problem is, i changed my mind after i put it together (and spent 70 bucks on pvc) so i have some ideas on how to alter it to make it a pneumatic launcher but am not sure if it will work without changing the length too much (wont be able to reach trigger handle). tell me what you think

questions and comments appreciated :lol:

Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:19 pm
Author: thespeedycicada
Dont put any pressure in that thing! it has DWV all over the place its fine as a combustion but DO NOT USE IT AS A PNEUMATIC!! it will explode and if you are firing it as a bazooka you will go blind/deaf!

Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:28 pm
Author: MaxuS the 2nd
Dude, it would make an awesome Combustion, just stick with that.

Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:37 pm
Author: DYI
The fact that you even made this topic leads me to advise you to stick with combustions until you have at least some grasp of what you're getting into.

Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:38 pm
Author: STHORNE
is there any way i could possibly make it a pneumatic? im not even thinking about taking it past 30 psi, or even 20, so it shouldn't fall apart or be too loud (and besides, i used a sh!t load of cement).

making it a combustion is out of the question....so i guess what im asking is what is the safest way to modify this thing to make it pneumatic?

Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:40 pm
Author: elitesniper
sthorne wrote:is there any way i could possibly make it a pneumatic?

making it a combustion is out of the question....so i guess what im asking is what is the safest way to modify this thing to make it pneumatic?

yes, use pressure rated pvc parts.

Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:41 pm
Author: thespeedycicada
there isnt a way its all dwv even the pipe itself not just the fittings figure out how to safely make a pneumatic (not that hard with ten minutes of research) and start again.

Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:45 pm
Author: STHORNE
yes, use pressure rated pvc parts.


its all sch 40 pvc so......


there isnt a way its all dwv even the pipe itself not just the fittings figure out how to safely make a pneumatic (not that hard with ten minutes of research) and start again.


for one, i made sure i got NSF-PW sch 40 so i should be ok pressure rating wise.
and second, im not starting over lol...it would be a waist of 70 bucks

Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:47 pm
Author: elitesniper
those are dwv tee fittings I highly doubt its sch 40. And please don't use all capitals in your title.

Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:52 pm
Author: thespeedycicada
I doesnt mater if its sch 40 thats just a thickness rating not a pressure rating! Its not pressure rated not the fittings not the pipe!

Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:54 pm
Author: STHORNE
those are dwv tee fittings I highly doubt its sch 40.


im not arguing any more about the fact that its sch 40...because it is!
and where i live its pretty common to find sch 40 tee's at the local fleet farm and i made sure i got the right ones.

Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:55 pm
Author: elitesniper
you can also tell its not good for air pressure is the socket, those are shallow socket depths.

Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:57 pm
Author: potatoflinger
Yeah, most (if not all) of the fittings are DWV, which means they aren't pressure rated. They may be sch. 40, but that doesn't mean that they are pressure rated. You are fine to use it as a combustion, but if you want to make it a pneumatic you will need to use pressure rated fittings. (fittings that say NSF-PW, NOT NSF-DWV)

Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 7:58 pm
Author: STHORNE
ok guys, look...im sorry its not perfect and everything doesn't meet your standards, but we're not really discussing my main question

whats the safest way to modify this into a pneumatic?

i really dont wanna start over or make it a combustion cannon so plz just help me out




Yeah, most (if not all) of the fittings are DWV, which means they aren't pressure rated. They may be sch. 40, but that doesn't mean that they are pressure rated. You are fine to use it as a combustion, but if you want to make it a pneumatic you will need to use pressure rated fittings. (fittings that say NSF-PW, NOT NSF-DWV)


i did say they were nsf-pw, but i just checked and they say d...w...v.

sorry to everyone who i argued with about the fittings being pw/dwv, big mistake on my half (havent slept in like 20 hrs lol).

but anyway, i still dont understand what the big deal is if im not planning on taking past 30psi, please....explain.

Unread postPosted: Tue Feb 12, 2008 8:02 pm
Author: thespeedycicada
LISTEN TO ME! YES IT IS SCH 40 BUT ITS NOT PRESSURE RATED!
Why cant you listen? its not that hard of a concept its sch 40 which really doesnt mean crap its not a pressure rating it has to say nsf-pw get it into your head.