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#1 Brad

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Posted 06 February 2015 - 08:03 PM

I went to Home Depot to get some 1/2" pvc and I found a material that was almost exactly like cpvc. I don't remember what it was called but you can get it for $1.00 for 5 feet just in case you want to get it
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Posted 06 February 2015 - 08:40 PM

Was it pex tubing?
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Posted 08 February 2015 - 01:43 PM

I would love to get some if I knew what it was and if it was useful at all.
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Posted 08 February 2015 - 10:01 PM

Was it pex tubing?


Assuming this is what OP has found.

Pex, or Sharkbite, doesn't make the best barreling material. They are shipped, and often sold, rolled up on spools. The tubing is fairly malleable and almost always retains the curvature of the spool making it useless for longer barrels... unless your trying to fire around corners and pull off some "Wanted" BS.
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Posted 08 February 2015 - 11:05 PM

Assuming this is what OP has found.

Pex, or Sharkbite, doesn't make the best barreling material. They are shipped, and often sold, rolled up on spools. The tubing is fairly malleable and almost always retains the curvature of the spool making it useless for longer barrels... unless your trying to fire around corners and pull off some "Wanted" BS.


I have used it before, but I just ahoved it in 1/2 pvc to overcome the curving in it.
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#6 Duke Wintermaul

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Posted 09 February 2015 - 12:50 AM

I have used it before, but I just ahoved it in 1/2 pvc to overcome the curving in it.

Did you 'cure' it in the PVC? That is to say, you then removed the pex after it had been straitened out or did you use it while it was inside the PVC?
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Posted 09 February 2015 - 06:16 AM

I went to Home Depot to get some 1/2" pvc and I found a material that was almost exactly like cpvc. I don't remember what it was called but you can get it for $1.00 for 5 feet just in case you want to get it


You have anymore info on this? Interested to try it..
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Posted 09 February 2015 - 09:47 AM

Did you 'cure' it in the PVC? That is to say, you then removed the pex after it had been straitened out or did you use it while it was inside the PVC?


I left it in the pvc. I have like 2x100ft rolls of this stuff so if this is what he "found" at homedepot I can experiment with straightening it out and stuff.
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Posted 09 February 2015 - 05:27 PM

At my Home Depot they have 10 foot straightened sections of PEX tubing. In fact I used to use it for rebarreling and stuff like that until I decided to update to CPVC

Edited by Xenomorph1320-D, 09 February 2015 - 05:29 PM.

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Posted 18 February 2015 - 04:33 PM

Was it pex tubing?

I think so
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Posted 19 February 2015 - 01:58 AM

How consistent is the ID of PEX? Other than its cheap cost and widespread availability, CPVC's main advantage is its wild variability in ID. It's possible to fit all size variants of micro dart foam (fattest beige to light blue to stock foam to thinest gray) using just CPVC. If a Nerfer can't find/afford brass, aluminum, PETG, etc. for the wider fits, they can use magic CPVC in its place. All the PEX I've encountered was really tight. I've found that versatile barrels are better - a wide one allows you to shoot every dart on the field. The looser darts won't shoot *well*, but they will suffice when you are running out and need to scavenge while holding off multiple opponents in the late game. Using wider darts as your main supply also lets you use wider weights (like #8 washers) without exposed metal and less problems with melting the sidewalls out when putting in hot glue. Obviously, everything is personal preference, but those tight barrels that only take thin foam really limit players for no good reason.
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Posted 23 February 2015 - 04:14 PM

3/4" PEX is a good tight fit for .68 Cal reusable rubber paintballs, and also the old Whistler darts and micro suction darts (not the foam, but the heads).

Edited by Keska, 23 February 2015 - 04:16 PM.

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