Picture of PVC cannon
a cannon that shoots acorns,batteries,water,cO2 cartriges and all under pressure

Step 1: Parts

Picture of parts

}}}2in pipe
2in cap
2in to 1/2in reducer
2in coupling for reducer
1/2in pipe [for connecters and barrel]
1/2in valve[slip]
tire valve[from autozone]
3/4 pipe for barrel
3/4 to 1/2 reducer [for barrel]
1/2 cap [for handle]

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Masher0071 year ago

Danger: See link: This is not spam, but a warning. PVC will fail suddenly after a while. This was band member that hurt badly by a T-Shirt launcher explosion.

See the pictures and never use PVC to hold air, Please.


zack attack5 years ago
can it shoot nerf darts?
i made something like this and i shoot nerve darts with the tops ripped off and then i hot glue fishing weights to them......go so far
H20 zack attack5 years ago
it can but super glue the rubber and foam or it rips when u shoot it
pocholox85 years ago
is this even safe please answer immediately
wtf nice instructable but u didnt lable anything i dont know wat any piece is srry but i dont know wat ur talking about
spudling96 years ago
do you need an air compresser?!
KiNG077 years ago
this might be a little late, but heres a link that covers the basics of it
Combustion and Pneumatic Style Guns
And to charge it you need an air compressor or bicycle pump, and you pump it up
zach127 years ago
what did you shoot in the video
mag4007 years ago
where do you buy Pvc?
at a construction store like Home Depot or Lowes (very cheap)
home depot and lowes are not cheap !! Ace hardware is cheap !!
aT home depot you can get 4yds of pvc for 50 cents. It really cheap
were do you live though? i live in NC-in the USA and its $1-$2.
I live in texas (usa)
i live in canada
I've never been to Ace, but thanks for the alternate location! :D
oo or even local hardware stores like those small ones are normally cheaper.!'
dude, your trying to friggin hard to be cool you look like a dumbass. just take a picture that makes you look human not
lolwut Atleast he actually HAS a Spud Gun, which makes up for it.
And it doesn't help that he's 8.
receiver5457 years ago
hey give your gun a look not a weird shape take a look at mine i made it to look like a m82a1 berret anti material rifle.
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receiver5457 years ago
your forgot that is a adapter or also known as a reducer!'
canni use a ball valve?
no a ball vave isnt the same as a tire valve!
quincy188 years ago
how do you charge these things and how about a video i dont see one and what does an airplane report has to do with this. and for my bad grammar im dutch so sorry :D
you use a bicycle pump or air compresor.
jakee1178 years ago
dude that is awesome
where can i find the valve besides autozone!
grim3vil8 years ago
nice i have been trying to look for an air powerd cannon{{{

e13378 years ago
I used your tank and ballad of njs barrel and it can shoot a aa battery 300 yards!!!!!
shoot mini marsh mellows, at your friends
try shooting out blowgun dart that are homemade
joemonkey8 years ago
for all you hunters like me, use a 3/4 inch barrel and EMPTY not live 12 gauge shotgun shells, the fit perfectly. dont use all-brass shells, they are way too heavy and expensive
Mr. Deeds8 years ago
is that little kid in the video YOU? you look like ur 10. and it looks like one of those while-my-parents-are-gone kinda projects. and add subtitles to the movie cuz i can only hear about every thrd wrd u say. my grade- bull crap
lukeRAMBO8 years ago
hey man you should try putting a stock on it and then a sight that works, i made one of these things ages ago and they work great, although they only have one shot you should try working on a multi shot cannon, now that would be sweet and no one would pay you out. make sure if you do make a multishot send me an email ok, thanks champ
blaineanater (author)  lukeRAMBO8 years ago
i have mde a multi shot
tinglystix8 years ago
Enough with the PVC cannons, shuriken, and blowguns. Although it might seem cool to you when you first make it, keep in mind that hundreds of thousands of people have already thought of it. Keep it to yourself and be smug about how clever you are.
I remember when I first made one of these (entirely on my own). I thought I was so cool and so I when I went to tell tell others of my coolness, I found instructables. Anyway...keep building, kid. Or am I too young to call him a kid? Also: How old do you have to be to have nostalgia?
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