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foam core pvc

Post by mysterio » Sun Jul 18, 2010 11:56 pm

hey, will &Ntt=4&URL=TopCategoriesDisplayView&langId=-1&langId=-1&storeId=10151&storeId=10151]foam core pvc work as a piston pressure chamber? i.e. not explode, crack, or fail?

EDIT: nvm. stupid question.
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Re: foam core pvc

Post by cantab » Mon Jul 19, 2010 4:29 pm

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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Re: foam core pvc

Post by mysterio » Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:01 pm

so foam core pvc would be effective as a reservoir? its that strong? cause i dont want a crushable reservoir

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Re: foam core pvc

Post by cantab » Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:35 pm

It should be rigid, I mean waste pipes usually are. You probably wouldn't want to hit it heavily though.
I work on Windows. My toolbox is Linux.
Arsenal:
Super Soaker: XP215, 2xXP220, Liquidator, Aquashock Secret Strike M(odded), Arctic Blast M, CPS1200, CPS2100, SC Power Pak, 3l aquapack, 1.5l aquapack
Water Warriors: Jet, Sting Ray M, Shark, Argon M, Tiger Shark, PulseMaster
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Re: foam core pvc

Post by mysterio » Wed Jul 21, 2010 6:36 pm

ok. but is it lighter than regular pvc?
EDIT: i.e. light enough to justify the less sturdyness
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Re: foam core pvc

Post by SSCBen » Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:52 pm

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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Re: foam core pvc

Post by mysterio » Wed Jul 21, 2010 7:55 pm

wow. thanks ben! didnt expect you to post.

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