Monthly Archives: April 2016

  • 7 DIY Crafts for Teachers Using PVC

    pvc fittings online teachers day crafts

    National Teacher Appreciation Day falls on Tuesday of the first full week of May every year. That means it is May 3rd this year! If you are a teacher or know a teacher, you will know that they are always looking for fun and creative ways to promote learning in the classroom. Innovative DIY crafts for teachers can keep students focused on the matter at hand. We have compiled a list of fun PVC projects for teachers that will help them maintain a healthy learning environment! If you are a teacher and would like to surprise your fellow educators on National Teacher Appreciation Day, try making one of these DIY crafts for teacher gifts to pass around in the teachers' lounge!



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  • 9 DIY Ideas for Mother's Day


    RED ALERT! THIS IS NOT A DRILL! Mother's Day is May 8th! That means that (at the time of this being posted) you have just over two weeks to find the perfect gift for your mom! But don't panic; its going to be alright. Instead of buying her a gift, why don't you make one? We've compiled this list of creative, thoughtful, and unique homemade mother's day gifts that any mother would love to receive! To view the instructions for any of these projects, click the picture. Have fun!

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  • How to Conserve Water with Flow Meters

    manual non digital analog flow meter for water and pvc pipe

    In many parts of the U.S. and the rest of the world, lack of rain and insufficient water supply is a serious issue. In such conditions, there is no room for overusing water. This means that water use has to be monitored closely! This is especially relevant and important around Earth Day. One way to keep track of how much water you are using is through the use of a flow meter.

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  • PVC Bird Perch - DIY Guide

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    A bird perch is a simple thing. It consists of a bar with plenty of room for a bird to move around on. That's it. However, some store-bought bird perches can be rather expensive, so I've put together this DIY guide for a simple PVC bird perch. When it's finished, you can paint the perch and personalize it however you want! Birds come in all shapes and sizes, and so do PVC bird stands. Feel free to alter the dimensions to fit your bird!

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  • What is a Swing Check Valve?

    clear pvc swing check valve
    There are many different types of valves, all with slightly different purposes. One of the most common and useful valves available is the swing check valve. This valve is designed to transport fluids in only one direction. But how does it work and what are its practical applications? Keep reading to find out! Keep in mind, this article focuses on PVC swing check valves; metal swing check valves can get a bit more complicated.

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  • 7 Eco-Friendly PVC Projects

    Are you ready for Earth Day? In case you're unaware, Earth Day falls on April 22nd and is a celebration of our fantastic planet. It is also a reminder to take care of the Earth in any way we can, no matter how small. If you want to do something to make the world a little greener this Earth Day, consider using some PVC! PVC pipe will last for years, which is great news for those who are environmentally conscious! It is also recyclable and can be broken down to make new products if it is properly disposed of.

    Due to PVC piping's versatility, lots of creative DIY-ers have developed green and eco-friendly projects that will help you have a positive environmental impact. Some of these projects also make gardening and growing your own produce easier! Instructions for each of these projects can be found by clicking their respective pictures!

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  • Asheville Humane Society makes Adorable PVC Puppy Play Gym

    pvc puppy play gym with toys

    At PVC Fittings Online, we have customers who do everything, from art to DIY projects. Whenever we see an especially creative or fun project one of them has put together, we can't help but share it! It helps when they're for a great cause, too!

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  • PVC Fittings Online Celebrates International Haiku Poetry Day

    April 17th is International Haiku Poetry Day, a special day set apart to appreciate everyone's favorite form of Japanese poetry. Haiku is an ancient art form, with its roots somewhere around 700-1100, during the Heian period of Japanese culture. It took on the form we know today sometime around the 17th century and has since picked up international fame.

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  • What's the Deal with True Union Ball Check Valves?

    true union ball check value black PVC

    In some applications, you want to prevent reverse flow through pipes. For these types of applications, true union ball check valves are perfect. But what are these valves and what exactly do they do? Keep reading for answers to both of those questions.

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  • DIY PVC Dog Agility Hurdle Jumps

    PVC Pipe Agility Hurdle Jump for Dogs
    Dog training is an important part of being a pet owner. But beyond simple obedience training is competitive training. Dog competitions are a growing sport and a great way for you and your canine friend to bond. This easy guide will help you construct an adjustable PVC hurdle jump that is great addition to anyone's collection of dog assault course equipment!

    The following video will take you step-by-step through this project. For full, detailed instructions, continue reading below!
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