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Mufasa02 08-16-2011 05:36 PM

I need advice on a home project it involves PVC and copper tubing please help
 
I need to attach 3 pieces of 3in copper tubing to a piece of PVC pipe a cannot simply drill a hole through the copper tubing and put a screw through the copper into the PVC pipe. The copper tubing will be attached horizontally running the length of the PVC pipe. if you have any advice or tips please reply

gregzoll 08-16-2011 06:27 PM

Do you have a drawing of what you are wanting to do? You could use epoxy to mount the copper on the pvc.

Mufasa02 08-16-2011 06:35 PM

Yes I do have a very basic drawing, is there a specific type of epoxy I should use? And will the epoxy be durable enough for large amounts of use?

gregzoll 08-16-2011 06:50 PM

It depends on what this is being used for.

Mufasa02 08-16-2011 06:56 PM

I'm building a modle of a fully operational Vulcan minigun ( accept for the shooting part) so it's going to be used alot

gregzoll 08-16-2011 06:59 PM

Epoxy should work. You still will need to do some minor maintenance to keep it looking good. may want to look at some of the Steampunk forums, since they do stuff like this a lot for their characters.

Mufasa02 08-16-2011 07:03 PM

Yes it's going to be a air soft minigun I expected minor maitnence for it but thank you

gregzoll 08-16-2011 07:04 PM

Now, that is something that I would like to see. The largest was a potato gun. What would be cool, is if you could design one that is a working Phalanx style gun. Would work great to stop speeders.

Mufasa02 08-16-2011 07:08 PM

Yea t would when my minigun is finished I'll probably post some pictures of it


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