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EPVAT-Effeminateness PVAT

05 March 2012 - 02:48 PM

Ignore this, having connection problems. Adimin, please erase.

EPVAT-Effeminate PVAT

05 March 2012 - 02:47 PM

I figured this would be a good first post after getting validated. As some of you may have seen on the other forums, I took the SNAP design, and I made it my size, also known as awesomely big. This turned out a little "eh". Well, this time I took the PVAT 2.0, also known as VenPVAT, and made it awesomely big, and dubbed it the "Effeminate PVAT", and this is the writeup.

First, the whole safety rant: Never use globbity plastic cements, always wear eye protection, protection is important, and wear a respirator when exposed to fumes. Always use a vice to hold your junk, not your or other people's hands. Now, onward!
First, stuff needed!
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Stuff you need from this pic is the 1/4" bolt(preferably carriage), 5/8L beveled faucet washer, 3/16" ID x 5/16" OD orings, 1/8" pipe nipple(needs to be hex), 1/2" to 1/8" bushing, 2" to 1/2" bushing x2, 2" coupler. Not pictured: 1/8" cap, strong spring, spacer.
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First, sand the smooth part of your bolt. I did this by placing it in the chuck of a drill and spinning it while holding sandpaper to it. Sand until the nipple slides easily along the bolt.
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Assemble the rear of your PVAT like so, using teflon tape between threaded connections, and PVC cement between slip joints.
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Drill out your 1/8" cap with a 1/4" bit.
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Drill a 7/16" hole in the side of the tank.
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Tap the hole with a 1/4" NPT tap.
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Yeah, I tapped that!
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Assemble your pin setup.
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Assemble the tank with a 1/4" fitting in the tapped hole. Add a pump, and your good to go!
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You now have an EPVAT!
You can just use a normal 2" coupler for the body, I wanted mine disassembleable in case of problems. You can also just tap a 1/8" hole in a plug for the back, again, this was a first attempt, wanted to keep possible problem places to a minimum.
Ranges:No official ranges, as it's crazy windy here.
Unofficial ranges are as stands:
With Absolver and stock suctioney's:Around 60', with roughly a 10' spread, at 4 pumps
With short improvisational barrel of around 2.5" and stock wistler:scary fast at 3 pumps
With 19 barrel absolver soon to be posted-40' to 50' with a 15' spread.

Also, lithium grease is the suggested lubrication method. I happen to have a can of liquid wrench lithium grease, so good to go.
Note: There should be an o-ring placed in the front coupler to assist the seal. I found this out after making this, so there isn't a pic, but it's fairly obvious when you look.

I apologize about the 'Effeminate'. It's really supposed to be E P I C.