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Old 05-27-2009, 05:20 PM #43
Boom Master
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Join Date: May 2009
Location: St. Louis MO, USA, EARTH
Why does EVERY website for PVC suppliers state CLEARLY that PVC is NEVER to be used in compressed air application. Because it is dangerous...

I used PVC air chambers and the still made me very nervous since I was the most likely victim of any kind of failure. I would NEVER charge it up nor leave it charged up while moving on the field. Too easy to fall down and land on top of it. My weight would simply break it.

I now use fire extinguisher bodies. First they are rated for COMPRESSED AIR application. 300 psi or higher for the powder extinguishers. You can get them for FREE at your fire extinguisher place. Those disposible Kiddies is what I use. When they go flat, they just salvage the powder and sell the bodies for aluminum scrap. If you shoot one that is charged up, the Aluminum splits and generates very little schrapnel if any. They are extremely light compared to PVC or steel. My RPG is 6 pounds not counting the air supply. Half of that is the PVC barrel...

So when there is a CHEAP, LIGHTER, SAFER, alternative to PVC, why not use it?

Anybody want more info. E mail ddupont@charter.net

I have pictures and HOW TO adapt the fire extinguisher body for use.
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