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#1 Illadar

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Posted 27 June 2004 - 06:53 PM

I was just wondering the best way to make plungers for homemades.
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#2 NinjZ

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Posted 27 June 2004 - 09:13 PM

you could use pvc and glue/tape foam sheeting around it.
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#3 Forgotten Hero

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Posted 27 June 2004 - 10:04 PM

Pepsi bottle and a Pringles can
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#4 Ragornocks

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Posted 28 June 2004 - 09:58 PM

You have a few options.

The best would be to use PVC, a Dremel, some O-rings, and some lube...essentially, just get some PVC (Say, 1/2"), and put a 1/2" Endcap on the end of it. Then sand the endcap down until it fits into some 1" PVC. You want there to be a gap. Cut a notch all the way around the Endcap, and put an O-ring on...you might wanna do that part more than once. Then, lube it up, pop in a spring, have some kind of reducer in the front, poof. A homemade plunger tube.

I should make pictures...and make a run to Ace to find a more effecient way to do it.
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#5 Arcanis

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Posted 29 June 2004 - 08:41 PM

I was thinking of using CPVC and 3/4" PVC. But any 2 sizes that have a 1/2" difference will work.
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#6 Vintage

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Posted 29 June 2004 - 10:11 PM

If you want a slightly more expensive but a whole lot easier and efficient, buy a $5 basketball pump (not one of the double action ones though) and screw off the cap to add a spring on the plunger.

I have a pump with a broken check valve, so I am going to run out to True Value to pick up a spring. I will make a simple pull-and-release homemade with the pump, and build from there.

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#7 1313

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Posted 05 July 2004 - 09:12 PM

I've used old airhog pumps with the bottom sawed off to make my plungers, its not exactly homemade, but it works :nugget:
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