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Where can I get a fatty piston

post #1 of 33
Thread Starter 
Just read the post on the fried potato stuffed fatty, and want to know where can I get a fatty piston, or is it something I can make?
post #2 of 33
here ya go Northern Greenhorn, enjoy;
post #3 of 33
You can also buy a jerky gun, or cake decorator gun and leave the nozzle off so that you have what amounts to an inch and a half or so cylinder with a pusher simalar to a caulking gun.

post #4 of 33
Cowgirl has the entire build process on her blog page;

post #5 of 33
Thread Starter 

Thanks for the advice

Thank you for the advice, I think I'll make one from the pvc
post #6 of 33
I had seen cowgirl post on the piston, here's another thought.
post #7 of 33
Now I'm thinkin' 'bout making one of those. That'll be handy.
post #8 of 33
They are easy to make. I made mine out of schedule 40 pvc. ( use potable water grade pvc).
The outter tube is 2 inches in diameter and 8 inches long.
The smaller (piston) tube is 1 inch in diameter and 11 inches long.

I glued a 1 1/4 inch cap on one end to fit my the palm of my hand and cut a plastic disc for the "plunger" end.

You could use any size of pvc you like. :)
post #9 of 33
It's fun to use. :)

post #10 of 33
And it works good too - I know cause I got one in a trade with her -
post #11 of 33
I was going to say if you can get cowgirl to make a exchange with you. She has made a few of them and they really don't look that hard just go the homeless depot or lowe's and get the parts is pieces and then glue it together and you will be in there.
post #12 of 33
Thread Starter 

Plastic disc ?

Where do I get the plastic disc from ?
post #13 of 33
I had the plastic on hand from another project. You might look at cutting boards or backsplash material.
Some people just use another pvc cap. They aren't tight though, as in a tight fit inside of the 2" pipe, so I think not all of the filling gets pushed out evenly.
post #14 of 33
I had ended up using a end plug that was with all the other pvc stuff...from menards...it looks like a thin piece of plastic to plug the 2" pipe( I had to sand down to make fit inside)...it did glue allright though.. good luck
post #15 of 33

Fattie Piston

Hi All, I just found this post while surfing the net.

I came up with the idea for a fattie piston a little over a year ago now and then posted it on the BBQ Brethren site, it is really fun to come across discussion else where!

Fattie pistons are easy to make and I would encourage anyone to do so, but if you want to purchase a fattie piston with out having to go through the trouble of making one, I sell them on my site for $10 to your door.

All the money from the purchase of fattie pistons on my site is donated to a local youth outreach program. You can read more about it and buy Fattie Pistons here: www.fattiepistons.blogspot.com

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post #16 of 33

I've been reading as many posts as I can over the past few days about the fatttie piston.  I bought my 2" pvc pipe yesterday and found that my 'oil-o-pump' was the perfect size to use as a plunger.  I've yet to cut the pipe and use the piston but I think it will work.DSC00577.JPGDSC00578.JPG


I just have to secure the top of the pump to the body so it doesn't come off.  All that being said, I'll probably get one from grillinski for the cause...

post #17 of 33

Mine is homade from leftover PVC and a toilet brush handle...


post #18 of 33

Wooden handle would have been enough info

post #19 of 33

Wooden handle would have been enough info



  Your right, enough said!!

post #20 of 33

haha that just ruined the whole thread lol gross

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