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Made a Fattie Piston

post #1 of 8
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Thanks to inspiration from Cowgirl, I picked up the parts for a fatty piston at the hardware store today. Items included: a 12" long piece of ABS 2" pipe (apparently, ABS is OK for food contact), a 12" long threaded 3/4" PVC nipple, a 3/4" slip cap, a 3/4" male pipe threaded plug, and a 1 1/4" to 3/4" bushing.

I threaded the nipple onto the bushing; this took a bit of effort as the threads were tight inside the bushing. I ended up using a hair dryer to expand the plastic a bit in order to start the threads. I threaded it about 3/4 into the bushing threads to leave room to thread the plug into the other side. Then I screwed the plug into the other end of the bushing.

I cut the unnecessary portion of the plug off with a hack saw and sanded the plunger/piston surface smooth on my belt sander.

I then glued the cap onto the other end of the nipple to make compressing fatties easier on my hand. I then cut the 2" ABS pipe to a 9" length. Here is the finished product. Total cost: $4.40. Total time: 15 min. including pix.

I figured I would wrap the plunger end with a sandwich bag to make clean up easier -- may or may not be necessary.

I'll be making fatties later this week; I'll let y'all know how it works out. Thanks for looking! And thanks Cowgirl!

post #2 of 8
Your going to like the fatty piston. I made one out of a caulking gun.
And always thanks to Cowgirl.
post #3 of 8
It always goes to show you that necessity is the mother on invention. Now I haven't seen one like yours but if it works run with it my friend. Now this is fine and dandy we want the Fattie Now.
post #4 of 8
James that looks great! Nice job. points.gif

Thank you too Etcher.... biggrin.gif
post #5 of 8
I've been hiding out for the winter so maybe I missed it, but what does the fatty piston do exactly?

(I couldn't log on here this winter, people in nice climates smoking meat made me too jealous)
post #6 of 8
lol Glad to have you back. PDT_Armataz_01_12.gif

The piston just makes rolling a fatty a bit neater (for me at least). The fillings can be chilled before stuffing. I can use fillings I wouldn't normally use.

Here are a couple....


They are not necessary...just fun. :)
post #7 of 8
Excellent job PDT_Armataz_01_34.gif
post #8 of 8
Ah, very nice. It would make rolling a fatty a lot easier. Great idea!
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