I have to agree with this statement. Think safety. PVC may work, but can be dangerous as compressed air is nasty. Take it from me, i was in the hospital for a compressed air accident 2 years ago on my hand.Please use real cylinders. Like everyone said, ebay is a great source if you don't have the money to go new. When PVC is repeatedly pressurized and depressurized it weakens considerably, and when it finally goes will shoot nice shrap pieces of plastic everywhere. Serious injury can occur, even at low pressures.
What kind of pop up? I have plans for a few pop ups that I don't mind sharing. Some give two feet of travel with much smaller cylinders.OK I didnt listen to all your advice and went ahead and made my own plastic pipe cylinder. It takes over 85 lbs to make it move and that scares me.
I want to get a decent cylinder and have been to Bimba and clippard.com but am OVERWHELMED....can anyone get me an site address that may have fewer choises so I can continue to make my vilething simple popup?
I would like to get something that would rise 2ft like the plastic one was supposed to. But everything I see is way too costly. Can anyone advise me on how to engineer it so it will still rise 2 ft. but use a cylinder with a smaller throw?
I am open to all suggestions but I am basically cheap. LOL Any help will be appreciated.
Can you share all of them? I am looking for some ideas to use in a new area of my yard and I would like to step up the startle factor in this part of my haunt.What kind of pop up? I have plans for a few pop ups that I don't mind sharing. Some give two feet of travel with much smaller cylinders.