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Post Snap Materials in Metric!  Reply with quote
So this is just a starter, but I will be making a guide for Snapbows and PumpSnaps all in metric with (hopefully) easy to get at materials, So here we go!

One quick reminder: I'm using things from Wickes and B&Q, because frankly, I like them the best.


Plunger Tube

I use this:

http://www.wickes.co.uk/invt/431901

It has a 1 1/4 ( 32mm ) Inner Diameter and a 1 3/8 (36mm) Outer Diameter.
This is your typical plunger tube, easy to machine, and I like using it.

You want a 32mm Inner Diameter tube, otherwise your buying rubbish, such as this:

http://www.homebase.co.uk/webapp/...oreId=10151&partNumber=480730

This is rubbish, I mean totally rubbish, It sucks to machine, and its really not worth your money. Not only can you get the correct size from Wickes, but it is also cheaper,

Plunger Rod


I use 15mm PEX

http://www.wickes.co.uk/invt/227236

Its fairly cheap, fits in 15mm couplers & tee's, so you can use the copper tees for a plunger handle- but more on that later.

Disadvanatages are: Its a bitch, it bends, not very nice to machine, but hey, it works :L


Plunger Handles/Assorted Fittings

All copper fittings look ugly, but here are some

Tee http://www.wickes.co.uk/invt/226779

Elbow http://www.wickes.co.uk/invt/421404

Coupler http://www.wickes.co.uk/invt/420160

This should supply you with larger fittings
http://www.diy.com/nav/fix/plumbi...ecificproducttype-overflow_tubing

O-Rings

http://www.diy.com/nav/fix/plumbi...ngs-132Pk-11478027?skuId=11988734

Bushings


I havent bought any of these, but they should work, and they have an ID for 1/2 PVC

http://www.diy.com/nav/fix/plumbi...C-Overflow-Waste-Reducer-11478419

I made my own. check my sales thread.

Plunger Head

Turn it, or get it turned. I don't know of any other way, unless you cut out polycarb circles and go through with it that way.

OR Do it the Argoms way, because k'now, Argoms made it Very Happy

Again, * Sighs * Check my sales thread

Metal Washers

I don't actually have a link to this place, but a local shop near me called David Messam stocks 30mm metal washers, if you need some, I can ship you some 100% Non-Profit.


PumpSnap Pump Slide

http://www.wickes.co.uk/invt/431900

I havent tried this yet, but I should have an answer by monday. It has an ID of 40mm, and the PumpSnap body is 36mm. Again I'll test it.

1/2 PVC

http://www.diy.com/nav/fix/plumbi...flow-Pipe-11478428?skuId=11989135


I'll try to add more stuff as I go along.
I havent yet found a good replacement to the K26 so bear with me..

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BBV wrote:

Lathe

Alternatively, cut out a circle of cutting board, screw it into the chuck of a drill/dremel, and get a pair of scissors/flathead screwdriver.
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Results may vary.

You should be able to find 1.25" O-rings in hardware stores. Other than that, nice list!
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Post Re: Snap Materials in Metric! Reply with quote
Brilliant. Just brilliant.

Generally, I don't like homemades but this is just the sort of thread this site needs. I think you and Argoms are owning this forum at the moment.

The only thing I have a problem with is this:

BlackBoarderV wrote:
Lathe it, or get it lathed.


I think you mean turn it, or get it turned.

Sorry. The engineer in me couldn't let that slide!

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I've fixed the minor parts, and added Argoms little point

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Copper tee link is broken (leads to 15mm pipe).
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This is an excellent thread! Sometimes I forget how much harder you guys have to work to make homemades. It must be incredibly time consuming finding serviceable equivalents to every part. Great post BBV!

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You can use a 32mm bath tub plug as a plunger head it works well and people use them on lanard triple shots, quadshots and handcannons in australia from what I've heard.
You may be able to find them in store at B&Q or Homebase but I haven't checked but I'm planning to mod a lanard handcannon soon. this may also eliminate need for an O-ring.

http://www.diy.com/nav/fix/plumbi...in-Plug-Black-11478004?icamp=recs
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