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Old 09-23-2011, 10:11 PM   #1
Nov 2010
baldwin, Maryland
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This may be a stupid question has anyone tried to make a c02 manifold out of pvc pipe and pvc ball fittings

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Old 09-23-2011, 10:37 PM   #2
Aug 2008
Portland OR
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I've seen them on aquarium websites, although I'm sure someone has used it for beer.

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Old 09-24-2011, 12:44 PM   #3
Jul 2011
Denver, nc
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i cant see why not it is rated to a higher pressure than my regulator will output.

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Old 09-24-2011, 04:07 PM   #4
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Dec 2010
Acworth, Georgia
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I remember back in the paintball days that people would use macro-line which is basically just pvc. Also we used to use cpvc for t-shirt cannons.
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Old 09-24-2011, 04:57 PM   #5
Jun 2011
Clayton, NC
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The macro line is rated for a much higher preassure.

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Old 09-24-2011, 08:20 PM   #6
Sep 2009
Papamoa, New Zealand
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Schedule 80 PVC (the thick grey stuff) is rated for 8 bar at least (if I recall correctly and our pipeline specifications at work are correct). Don't know about the white plumbing stuff, but unless I had something from the manufacturer of the actual pipe/fittings you were going to use I wouldn't be doing it. Compressed gas is a dangerous thing, thats why they hydrotest cylinders with water and not pressure test them with air.

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