Monthly Archives: August 2017

  • How to Replace a Toilet

    how to replace a toilet - toilet replacement guideWhen it comes time to replace a toilet, you may be tempted to hire a plumber. Resist this urge! Toilet replacement may seem like a messy or tedious job, but it doesn't need to be. If you go step-by-step, replacing a toilet is a simple process that can easily be completed in an afternoon! This guide will show you how to replace a toilet and what parts you will need.

    Parts Needed for Toilet Replacement

    Before you start removing the old toilet, make sure you have everything you need to put the new one in. If you are missing anything, you could have to go several days without use of that bathroom. Some of these parts may be included with the new toilet, but we have included links just in case you need them! Below are some parts for toilet replacement/repair.


    Now that you have all the necessary parts, you are ready to get started with the replacement! Make sure you have an adjustable wrench on hand to help with the bolts.

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  • Creating a Lemonade Stand Using PVC

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    Nothing says "summer" like lemonade! As a child, there are few better ways to make summer memories than by setting up a lemonade stand and serving delicious, ice cold refreshment to your neighbors! The lemonade stand is a tradition that has stood for generations as a great way for young people to learn about work ethic and business basics. Making lemonade is easy. What isn't always so easy is making the stand itself. Building a stand out of wood can be difficult and expensive, as it requires sawing, screwing, and nailing. PVC pipe is a fantastic alternative to wood, so why not make a DIY PVC lemonade stand?

    What makes PVC a good building material are its weight, price, and simplicity. Its hollow, yet strong design allows PVC to be lightweight, so transporting your DIY lemonade stand will be a cinch. PVC is also a fraction of the cost of wood boards. A 10-ft. section of piping will only cost a few dollars, depending on the diameter. Screws and nails are not needed to make connections with PVC. You don't even need PVC cement in many cases, since PVC pipe is designed to fit snugly into fittings.

    These three projects are all great methods for building a DIY PVC lemonade stand. We have chosen three projects of varying complexity and size, so you should be able to find something just right for you! Full instructions are linked, as are the PVC parts required for each project. Happy building!

    1. Minimalist PVC Lemonade Stand (Simple Simon & Company)

    Simple DIY Lemonade Stand PVCWe've placed this project first on our list because it is the simplest build. However, the title "lemonade stand" is a little deceptive, as this build does not have any type of counter. It is, however, a good-looking front facade! With the addition of a small table behind, it will do the job just fine! It only uses a few, easy-to-find materials. Find all of the PVC materials you need for this fun lemonade stand below.







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  • Project Guides - DIY PVC Water Gun

    It may be August, but the summer fun is not over yet! PVCFO is based in South Carolina, so, like many parts of the country, we still have months of warm weather left. Even if it is not summer when you are reading this, it's never too early to get ready to have fun and make memories! An inexpensive way to stock up on summer supplies is to make a DIY PVC water gun. This can be a fun project to put together with the kids!

    The best part about crafting with PVC pipe is that there's no one right way to do it! Endless variations on the same project are possible, giving you complete freedom to tweak and create designs at your pleasure! This post will outline three builds that some creative DIY-ers have developed. Included are links to materials that we provide at the lowest cost anywhere! Click the images or links to view full instructions.

    1. Easy-Peasy PVC Water Gun (via Instructables)

    DIY PVC water gun finished on grassI've listed this project first, as it is not too difficult to make, but also gives you a high quality DIY PVC water gun. This project will give the little ones a dependable toy that will not break easily. The key to this project is the way it seals. The tight seal makes for strong water pressure and a more fun toy! A few of these materials are not available on our website, but they can easily be found at your local hardware store. The materials below are enough for three PVC water guns.

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