Introduction: PVC Cannon

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

Step 1: Parts

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}}}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]

Step 2: Put Everything Together!

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just snap everything together and glue!


Masher007 (author)2014-04-28

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 attack (author)2009-09-28

can it shoot nerf darts?

CaseBoy (author)zack attack2010-12-03

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 (author)zack attack2010-07-11

it can but super glue the rubber and foam or it rips when u shoot it

Makersauce (author)2010-07-15

is this even safe please answer immediately

DIY and STUFF (author)2010-04-01

wtf nice instructable but u didnt lable anything i dont know wat any piece is srry but i dont know wat ur talking about

spudling9 (author)2008-10-25

do you need an air compresser?!

KiNG07 (author)2007-10-31


PyroManiac96 (author)KiNG072008-07-29

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

zach12 (author)2008-06-24

what did you shoot in the video

zach911 (author)2008-06-23

Leave the kid alone. ur the dumbass around here u probably have no life and can only entertain your self by insulting ppl on instructables

theRIAA (author)zach9112008-06-23

that was a while ago. to ere is human. "It's grenade not gernade god ppl learn english."

theRIAA (author)theRIAA2008-06-23

and he still hasn't fixed it...

zach911 (author)theRIAA2008-06-24

fixed what?

theRIAA (author)zach9112008-06-24

"blaine.doc" leading to some school report cover sheet...

mag400 (author)2007-10-08

where do you buy Pvc?

Bright Shadow (author)mag4002007-10-20

at a construction store like Home Depot or Lowes (very cheap)

home depot and lowes are not cheap !! Ace hardware is cheap !!

zach911 (author)receiver5452008-06-22

aT home depot you can get 4yds of pvc for 50 cents. It really cheap

receiver545 (author)zach9112008-06-22

were do you live though? i live in NC-in the USA and its $1-$2.

zach911 (author)receiver5452008-06-22

I live in texas (usa)

mag400 (author)receiver5452008-06-22

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.!'

TheCheese9921 (author)2006-11-08

dude, your trying to friggin hard to be cool you look like a dumbass. just take a picture that makes you look human not

blugyblug (author)TheCheese99212008-05-30

lolwut Atleast he actually HAS a Spud Gun, which makes up for it.

Crash2108 (author)TheCheese99212006-11-09

And it doesn't help that he's 8.

receiver545 (author)2008-01-22

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.

receiver545 (author)2008-01-22

your forgot that is a adapter or also known as a reducer!'

chickenliver123 (author)2007-07-31

canni use a ball valve?

no a ball vave isnt the same as a tire valve!

quincy18 (author)2007-03-20

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.

jakee117 (author)2007-08-14

dude that is awesome

chickenliver123 (author)2007-07-31

where can i find the valve besides autozone!

grim3vil (author)2007-03-22

nice i have been trying to look for an air powerd cannon{{{

e1337 (author)2007-03-13

I used your tank and ballad of njs barrel and it can shoot a aa battery 300 yards!!!!!

ballad of NJ (author)2007-02-03

shoot mini marsh mellows, at your friends

supermichael2 (author)2007-01-08

try shooting out blowgun dart that are homemade

joemonkey (author)2006-12-17

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. Deeds (author)2006-11-14

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

lukeRAMBO (author)2006-11-11

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)lukeRAMBO2006-11-12

i have mde a multi shot

tinglystix (author)2006-11-10

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.

tinglystix (author)tinglystix2006-11-10

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?

tinglystix (author)tinglystix2006-11-10

I'm sorry, that was my daily rant.

trebuchet03 (author)2006-11-09

Scores: Instructable C -- parts list - but instructions/pictures lacking. Also random/useless photonotes. Airplane report F- --- I know a picture speaks 1000 words; explaining that to an composition professor never works.

irwinner (author)2006-11-08

when will you poepl learn ball valves open REALLY slow, use a sprinkler valve, it will increase prefornace at least 2 times the power AT LEAST!

blaineanater (author)irwinner2006-11-09

if you go to lowes they have real smooth ball valves wich makes it easier

trebuchet03 (author)blaineanater2006-11-09

smoothness has nothing to do with it -- ball valves open as fast as you can turn them -- which is VERY slow compared to a readily available (and low cost) pneumatic diaphragm valve (which in turn is slower compared to other designs).

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