PVC Project Plans

  • DIY PVC Shoe Rack



    Shoes. Some people love them and have many pairs, while others think of them as just a necessity and own just a few different styles. But whatever your feelings about shoes are, it's a safe bet that they have become an organizational issue for you at some point. Perhaps your kids have a habit of leaving their shoes in the middle of the floor where you can trip over them. Or perhaps your closet floor is a mess of shoes and it takes forever to find the pair you are looking for. The solution to this problem is simple: a shoe rack. For those of you who like DIY projects, preferring to make things rather than going to a store, a PVC shoe rack is perfect for you.
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  • DIY PVC Laundry Hamper / Dirty Laundry Bin



    A great way to get organized while also completing a fun, DIY project is to build a PVC clothes basket. A DIY PVC clothes basket is an interesting way to make sure that your bedroom floor never fills up with dirty clothes again! This project also gives you an affordable alternative to sometimes overpriced clothes baskets that are sold in stores. By following the steps below, you will be able to turn everyday PVC pipe into a helpful addition to your daily life. After you make your first DIY PVC clothes basket, you’ll want to make one for every member of your family! Time to build!

    Step One: Gather Materials and Tools

    This project requires just a few materials and tools. Once you have gathered them together, move on to step two!

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  • 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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  • 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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  • 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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  • How to Build a PVC Bike Stand



    Finished PVC bike stand

    Constantly on the go and in need of a place to store your wheels? Then look no further! This article will show you how to build a PVC bike stand. A bike stand made out of PVC products offers a convenient, portable, inexpensive, and highly customizable way to store your bike when you're not riding it. With a handful of materials and some patience, you'll have a DIY bike stand in no time.

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  • Project Guides - DIY PVC Outside Movie Theater



    The summer may be over, but the outdoor fun doesn't need to be! The end of summer means less pesky bugs out and nice cool temperatures. This is perfect for bonfires, hayrides, and movie nights! Movie nights, in particular, are a great way to get friends and neighbors together for some simple relaxing fun. If this sounds like something you'd like to do, grab some popcorn and read on to learn how to build a DIY PVC outside movie theater!

    Making your own PVC movie theater is easy and inexpensive, costing much less than pre-made projector screens. PVC materials are also durable, so you will be able to reuse your DIY PVC theater countless times. Another fantastic PVC quality is its lightweight construction, meaning your PVC theater screen will be easy to set up and put away. Check out these three comprehensive DIY guides and get the best value on PVC materials right here at PVC Fittings Online!

    1. Easy DIY Outdoor Movie Screen (The Shabby Creek Cottage)

    Small PVC Movie Theater ScreenThis guide is fairly basic, but allows you to make an effective and extremely portable DIY PVC theater projector screen. It consists of a simple frame made up of 1-1/2" PVC pipe and fittings. This build uses wide legs to stay standing, but this alone may not be enough to keep it standing if the wind picks up. You may need to invest in some strong stakes! This PVC theater has a 7' x 6' screen, making it significantly larger than a standard TV screen, despite being the smallest of the screens on this list. Below is a list of PVC materials needed for this project.

     

     

     

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  • Creating a Lemonade Stand Using PVC



    DIY PVC Lemonade Stand Main Image

    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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  • DIY PVC Tiles Cleaner Pad



    DIY PVC Tiles Cleaner Pad Tool on Tile with Lysol

    It is a universal fact of life that tiles are hard to clean. This is especially true of the grout between tiles. Nasty grime and gunk seems to get stuck there in abnormally large amounts. Cleaning tile and ground effectively is difficult, as it relies you having a tool that is strong enough to get the leverage you need. A long handle is extremely helpful, but many store-bought cleaning tools are too flimsy to hold up to extended use. Make your own tough DIY PVC tiles cleaner pad to get this annoying job done quick and effectively!

    Using just a few inexpensive materials, you can make this DIY tile cleaner with a handle that is long enough to avoid getting bathroom debris on your hands. This durable DIY PVC tile cleaner utilizes a simple scouring pad, which you would usually use for your dishes. This means the pad is easy to replace! Read the full guide, based on a build by Instructables, below.

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