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Old 07-18-2010, 07:56 PM   #1
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Default foam core pvc

hey, will foam core pvc work as a piston pressure chamber? i.e. not explode, crack, or fail?

EDIT: nvm. stupid question.

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Old 07-19-2010, 12:29 PM   #2
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To clarify: No, that's waste pipe, not for use for parts under pressure. You could use it as a reservoir or, with care and perhaps a pressure release valve, as the casing for a CPS chamber.
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Old 07-21-2010, 02:01 PM   #3
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so foam core pvc would be effective as a reservoir? its that strong? cause i dont want a crushable reservoir
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It should be rigid, I mean waste pipes usually are. You probably wouldn't want to hit it heavily though.
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Old 07-21-2010, 02:36 PM   #5
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ok. but is it lighter than regular pvc?
EDIT: i.e. light enough to justify the less sturdyness

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Old 07-21-2010, 03:52 PM   #6
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Default Re: foam core pvc

Foam-core PVC pipe is fine for non-pressurized components. It probably is more sturdy than the plastic used in the current Super Soakers.
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Old 07-21-2010, 03:55 PM   #7
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wow. thanks ben! didnt expect you to post.
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