Where can I get a fatty piston

Discussion in 'Fatties' started by northern greenhorn, Mar 13, 2010.

  1. northern greenhorn

    northern greenhorn Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    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?
  2. danmcg

    danmcg Master of the Pit OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

  3. 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.

  4. davidmcg

    davidmcg Meat Mopper

  5. northern greenhorn

    northern greenhorn Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Thank you for the advice, I think I'll make one from the pvc
  6. etcher1

    etcher1 Master of the Pit

  7. violator

    violator Smoke Blower

    Now I'm thinkin' 'bout making one of those. That'll be handy.
  8. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    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. :)
  9. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    It's fun to use. :)
  10. scarbelly

    scarbelly Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    And it works good too - I know cause I got one in a trade with her -
  11. mballi3011

    mballi3011 Smoking Guru OTBS Member SMF Premier Member

    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.
  12. northern greenhorn

    northern greenhorn Master of the Pit SMF Premier Member

    Where do I get the plastic disc from ?
  13. cowgirl

    cowgirl Smoking Guru OTBS Member

    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.
  14. drakin

    drakin Fire Starter

    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
  15. grillinski

    grillinski Newbie

    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

    Also I just started a Face Book fan page, so if you like fattie pistons, just do a search on FB for "fattie pistons" and click like!

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  16. crawdaddy

    crawdaddy Fire Starter

    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.[​IMG][​IMG]

    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...
  17. chainsaw

    chainsaw Smoking Fanatic

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

  18. garyt

    garyt Smoking Fanatic

    Wooden handle would have been enough info[​IMG]
  19. Wooden handle would have been enough info[​IMG]

    [​IMG]   Your right, enough said!!
  20. pandemonium

    pandemonium Master of the Pit

    haha that just ruined the whole thread lol gross

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