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Looking inexpensive pnuematic cylinders Answered

I am looking for a source for inexpensive pneumatic cylinders and related goodies, preferably in the Sacramento area. I am not above doing a little demolition work to get the parts ... in fact I rather enjoy it!!  All sizes can be used.


Bicycle pumps?

I have done those, screen door cylnders as well. But I do prefer the real deal for higher pressure.

they use flexible plastic hose about 4" in diameter for RV roof lifts. a air hose is installed in the hose wall and both end are glued shut and folded over. simple and it collapses very small.


4 years ago

How strong do they need to be? What is the final purpose for them?

Anything from 1" to 24" will do the trick. Mostly I use them for Halloween fun and education. I also need Solenoid Valves and related items. I had a pretty good collection before it was decided by another that it should all be donated to a worthwhile cause.

Look up the PVC pump builds by thekingofrandom on this website. maybe you can modify one of those piston pumps into a pneumatic piston. Use a sprinkler valve for an electric solenoid.