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Sun Aug 27, 2006 2:30 am

Having a hard time finding spudgun parts in Australia? Find a good seller of pressure rated pipe in Australia? Then post about it in this thread.
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Sun Aug 27, 2006 6:47 am

Ahhh Great timing PCGUY this is just what I needed :)

Dose anyone know where I can buy paint balls in SA or interstate?
and Dose anyone know where I can buy cheap solenoids apart from Ebay?

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Tue Aug 29, 2006 1:39 am

anyone in brisbane need sdr21? go to mitre 10 in the city (the one near myer centre) its cheap to. $12 bucks for 2 metres
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Tue Aug 29, 2006 6:02 am

AHHHH! sdr21 i need some!And as for paintballs try ebay they have packs of 10,000 for like $40 and soleniods go to Bunnings or try a gardening shop or irrigation places they are everywhere in rural Australia.
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Tue Aug 29, 2006 6:54 am

thanks for that
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Mon Oct 02, 2006 9:43 am

Hey everyone,

Have made a simple spud gun that kicks out of unrated pipe...
It hasnt exploded yet, but have just been using deoderent.

I am addicted to launching potatos and am looking to make a more powerful cannon powered by ABS, but am looking for a supplyer.

Have tryed Reece and Trade Link and Bunnings but noone seams to supply it.

Can anyone give a link/place where Solid core ABS (min SCH40) can be purchased ?

Live on north shore.

Thanks,

Will
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Mon Oct 02, 2006 10:33 pm

Ok, been researching this shitloads and found a couple of supplyers and the specs of their pipe.

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Reece sells Vinidex Pressure pipe.
This comes in two varities that can be used in spud cannons:

PN12 = Rated to 1200KPA (or 174psi)
PN18 = Rated to 1800KPA (or 261psi)

I got quoted over the phone

50mm PN12 = $19.50 p/m
100mm PN12 = $22.50 p/m

The guy on the phone was in a rush so i asked aprox how much more the PN18 was and he said aprox $4-5 more p/m :D

Will be buying some of this in a cople of days from artarmon Reece - if anyone wants to go in with me that would be sweet.

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Also got a quote from TradeLink chatswood for some ABS pipe.
It was heaps expensive....

PIPE ABS PRESS CLASS 9 SWJ 50mm x 6mtr = $93.30
PIPE ABS PRESS CLASS 9 SWJ 100mm x 6mtr = $210.73
PIPE ABS PRESS CLASS 15 SWJ 50mm x 6mtr = $136.30
PIPE ABS PRESS CLASS 15 SWJ 100mm x 6mtr = $319.72

they also sell Pressure rated Iplex PVC...

PIPE PRESS CLASS 12 SWJ PVC 50MM X 6MTR = $49.03
PIPE PRESS CLASS 12 SWJ PVC 100MM x 6MTR = $116.05

I am not sure what pressure rating this is. you could look and c if u can find it on their website - but i couldnt see it.

Hope this helps any Aussie - NSW Potato Cannon builders..

Thanks,

Will
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Tue Oct 10, 2006 7:26 am

I found a cool site wiht the specs of alot of pipes in Australia.Hope the link helps.
http://www.islex.com.au/pe-pipe.htm
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Tue Oct 10, 2006 7:42 am

That might just help me too
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Thu Oct 12, 2006 4:06 am

WOW! 20 BUX a Metre!?!? i was under the impression that it would be far cheaper, do they have off-cuts for a fraction of the price if not for free?
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Thu Oct 12, 2006 6:19 am

I bought the pipe in a 1m and 2m lot at reece. :idea:

Nice find on the pipe specs rna_duelers :D :D
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Thu Oct 12, 2006 6:57 am

http://www.iplex.com.au/products/pre-properties.shtm

Look under fire resistance.


Will not support combustion
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Thu Oct 12, 2006 7:54 am

Vinidex Pressure pipe isnt iplex

even if it was - my combustion cannon is handling propane fine....

Also....
The general physical properties of PVC are given in Table 2.1

anyways....

Thanks 4 the heads up

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Sun Oct 15, 2006 10:56 pm

I went to reece today, and he didn't even know what PN or Bar was, so i had to say i wanted something rated for 200 PSI, i asked for 50mm, and he told me i could only buy it in a 'length' being 6 metres for $80 AUD, thats about $13.35 a metre, that doesn't sound right in any way!
I don't know what rating that had, cause i didn't ask him, but i want some 1500kPa, now that i relised that 1 bar is 100 kPa
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