General dowel size

For questions, articles and discussions regarding water blaster maintenance and repairs.
BurntWaffle007
Posts: 10
Joined: Wed May 07, 2014 1:06 pm
Location: Arizona,USA

General dowel size

Postby BurntWaffle007 » Mon Sep 29, 2014 1:02 pm

Is there a general dowel for pump rod reinreinforcement/repair?
So many water blasters to get, so little money I have.

User avatar
soakinader
Posts: 808
Joined: Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:10 pm
Location: Surrey, BC

Re: General dowel size

Postby soakinader » Thu Oct 02, 2014 5:50 pm

Nope.
Different guns have different pump diameters. Don't ever use a wooden dowel rod, they shrink, they expand, they rot and they break. Use some PVC or aluminum pipe.

Off the top of my head, the size is between 3/8 and 1/2 inch for most pumps.
My friends call me Nader. My foes just run.
http://nad3r.minus.com/
I find 'em, I fix 'em.

User avatar
HBWW
Posts: 4076
Joined: Tue Jul 11, 2006 7:12 pm
Location: MI
WWN League Team: Havoc

Re: General dowel size

Postby HBWW » Thu Oct 02, 2014 6:38 pm

A lot of blasters use roughly 3/8" ID and 1/2" OD plastic rods.

User avatar
marauder
Posts: 3821
Joined: Tue Jul 20, 2004 9:29 pm
Location: Clayton, NC
WWN League Team: Havoc
Contact:

Re: General dowel size

Postby marauder » Thu Oct 02, 2014 8:37 pm

My advice is just to take your pump to a hardware store and get some one to help you find something that will plug it.
https://hydrowar.wordpress.com/

SEAL wrote:If you ain't bloody and muddy by the end of the day, you went to a Nerf war.

User avatar
soakinader
Posts: 808
Joined: Thu Jul 12, 2012 2:10 pm
Location: Surrey, BC

Re: General dowel size

Postby soakinader » Sat Oct 04, 2014 1:15 am

Umm I had a CPS 1000 that was missing the pump, I guess you could walk into a hardware store with THAT and ask for help? :P

What would be nice is a bolt, with two large washers and one smaller diameter washer the same thickness as an o-ring, then you can sandwich the smaller washer and o-ring between the other two. Thread/glue that bolt into a piece of pipe and you're done. In theory.

In practice you start with an o ring, and then from there find a way to secure it on a pipe between two things that won't slide and won't let the o ring come off unless you pull the pump out.
My friends call me Nader. My foes just run.
http://nad3r.minus.com/
I find 'em, I fix 'em.

User avatar
HBWW
Posts: 4076
Joined: Tue Jul 11, 2006 7:12 pm
Location: MI
WWN League Team: Havoc

Re: General dowel size

Postby HBWW » Sat Oct 04, 2014 11:39 am

The thread I wrote on homemade pumps should help, but the CPS 1000 may have a slightly different pump diameter.


Return to “Maintenance & Repairs”

Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users and 1 guest

cron