• Types of Piping Used During Inground Pool Installation / Construction



    Inground pools are a great addition to any home. Currently, there are millions of residential pools in America alone and more being added every year. The right piping is essential for the successful installation and construction of these pools. If you are considering an inground pool installation, it is natural to have questions about the correct materials to use for this process. Below, we have provided information to help you find the right pipe for pools and the fittings that accompany them.

    Pipe for Pools

    There are many different piping options for residential inground pools. There are pros and cons for each type. Knowing the difference between each type of pipe will help you to determine the best choice for your inground pool installation.

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  • When Should You Use Clevis Pipe Hangers?



    A common problem many DIY'ers both new and experienced face is trying to set up heavy-use pipe systems in areas with small amounts of space. A not-so-common solution is to use overhead hangers to reinforce the pipe system. Clevis hangers are awesome, low-cost tools that strengthen and support various pipe systems and help prevent breaks. This week's blog post gives a basic rundown on and explains how to use clevis hangers. Without further ado, let's get started!

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  • How to Make a DIY PVC Pipe Kitchen Utensil Organizer



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    If you've ever spent any time working in a kitchen, you know how easy it is for the space to quickly become disorganized. There never seems to be enough space for everything, and it is quite difficult to keep track of all of your utensils. This week's article provides great tips for using PVC to organize your kitchen through an excellent remedy for your clutter: a PVC pipe kitchen utensil organizer. Using PVC to organize your kitchen is a relatively simple project that takes up minimal space and will have you spending less time looking and more time cooking. Let's get to work!

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  • Best Way to Create Overhead Garage Storage with PVC



    Finding extra storage space in the garage can be a hassle. Even if you can find the space, using various boxes, racks, and shelves can quickly become messy. If you're trying to save some space and reduce your garage clutter, then just look upwards! Using PVC to create overhead garage storage is a cheap, simple project with a big payoff. This blog post will cover how to create overhead garage storage with PVC products as well as two other PVC storage projects that can help you save space and stay organized. Let's get building!

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  • Common PVC Pipe Used for Irrigation Systems



    Irrigation projects are time-intensive jobs that can quickly become expensive. A great way to save money on an irrigation project is to use PVC pipe for the laterals, or the pipe between the valves on the main water line and the sprinkler heads. Although PVC pipe works great as a lateral material, the kind of PVC pipe needed varies from job-to-job. When choosing what kind of pipe to use on a job, it is important to make sure that you take external factors, like water pressure and sunlight, into account. Choosing the wrong type will lead to a lot of extra, unnecessary maintenance. This week's blog post covers common types of PVC irrigation pipe. Get ready to save time, water, and money!

    Schedule 40 and Schedule 80 PVC PipePVC pipe

    When it comes to selecting PVC irrigation pipe, both Schedule 40 and Schedule 80 pipe are common types of irrigation PVC pipes. They handle pressure roughly the same, so you won't have to worry about more frequent breaks if you opt for Schedule 40. Schedule 80 pipe has thicker walls and is subsequently more structurally sound, so you might want to go with Schedule 80 pipe if you are building an above-ground system.

    Regardless of the type of PVC pipe you choose, it is important to expose the pipe to as little sunlight as possible. While some PVC types have more resistance to sunlight than others, any PVC pipe that is exposed to sunlight for long periods of time will quickly become brittle. To sun-proof your irrigation system, there are several options. 3-4 coats of exterior latex paint offers a sufficient amount of sunlight protection. You can also use foam pipe insulation. Below-ground systems do not need sunlight protection. Finally, water pressure is not a huge issue when it comes to laterals. Most pressure surges in irrigation systems occur in the main line. Subsequently, you will only need PVC pipe that has a PSI rating equal to the pressure in your system.

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  • How to Build A Kids Soccer Goal



    The World Cup might be over, but that doesn't mean the soccer has to stop! This week's blog post shows how to build a kids soccer goal out of PVC materials (we got our inspiration from this article) . This project is a fun, simple build that you can do with your kids. Additionally, it can be used year-round! With a handful of materials, some elbow grease, and a free afternoon, you'll have your very own DIY PVC soccer goal in no time!

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  • The Best Way to Cut PVC Piping



    One of the most common conundrums faced by PVC DIY'ers both new and experienced is choosing a method to cut PVC pipe with. Taking PVC pipe to a hardware store for cutting can be very inconvenient and costs can add up if done frequently. Learning how to cut PVC pipe yourself is easy and cost-effective. When deciding on a method, keep in mind there is no "best" way to cut PVC pipe. However, there are various tools that work well and deliver consistent results for a given situation. This week's blog post covers a handful of common PVC cutting tools and method and the situations they work best in and includes explanations on how to cut PVC pipe straight and deburring. Let's get cutting!

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  • DIY: Kid's PVC Sprinkler



    It's summer! That means the sun is high in the sky and the kids are out of school. With the weather being as hot as it is, it's important for the little ones to have a way to stay cool while adventuring outside. Here at PVC Fittings Online, we find the best solution to be an old classic: a sprinkler! This week's blog post will cover a handful of creative project guides for a DIY PVC sprinkler, a great summer DIY PVC project for kids. These projects are all very affordable and aren't time-intensive, so get ready to learn how to make a PVC sprinkler and beat the heat without breaking the bank!

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  • When to Use A Gear Operated Valve vs Lever Operated Valve



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    Valves, which are devices that regulate flow in a pipeline, are staples of plumbing projects everywhere. Each valve needs a way that it can be opened (or actuated). There are many different types of opening methods available, but the most common actuating device for valves 14" and under are gears and levers. These manual operating devices are fairly inexpensive and easy to implement. Additionally, they don't require any extra planning or effort beyond simple installation (this article goes into more detail about the specifics of gear operation). This blog post gives a basic rundown of both gear operated valves and lever operated valves.

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  • How to Build A PVC Chair for Kids



     

    Summer is here, and that means it's time for swimming and backyard cookouts. One of the biggest difficulties that comes from having people over is making sure that everybody has a place to sit down and take a break from being out in the heat - especially children. If you're in need of a cheap way to keep the kids comfortable or just a simple DIY project you can do for and with your kids, then look no further! This PVC Fittings Online blog post will show you how you how to build a PVC chair for kids.

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