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New Gardena Twist Fitting

Discussion about Compressors, hose, pipes, fittings, launchers, release mechanisms, and launch tubes.
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Andrew Leigh
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New Gardena Twist Fitting

Post by Andrew Leigh » Sat Sep 11, 2010 5:52 am

Hi,

sure you boys have seen this but went into the local hardware store and found a gardena fitting that twists to release.

This is excellent as all that is required is a lever around the top. No pulleys etc.

Cheers
Andrew



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Re: New Gardena Twist Fitting

Post by U.S. Water Rockets1 » Sat Sep 11, 2010 9:47 pm

Andrew Leigh wrote:Hi,

sure you boys have seen this but went into the local hardware store and found a gardena fitting that twists to release.

This is excellent as all that is required is a lever around the top. No pulleys etc.

Cheers
Andrew
That's really a great find! That would be incredible for a launcher and even better for a staging mechanism we have been thinking about. Thanks for sharing the discovery!


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Re: New Gardena Twist Fitting

Post by Andrew Leigh » Sun Sep 12, 2010 2:40 am

Hi,

the nice thing is they have a standard thread which fits into off the shelf plumbing accessories.

The spring is firm and has a positive feel, have not idea of how to pull the thing to pieces.
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Andrew
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