Introduction: Cheap and Easy Pvc Handheld Dog Washer

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Hey guys! Thank's so much for making me runner up in the PVC Contest! I tried several ways until I found the most efficient and cheap way to wash my dog. This weighs about 3.5 pounds and is very easy to maneuver. I hope you enjoy it!

Step 1: What You Need

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You will need:

  • 67 inches of 3/4 pvc pipe (See plan)
  • 4 3/4 inch pvc elbow
  • 1 3/4 inch pvc tee
  • 1 3/4 inch pvc female adapter

Step 2: The Plan

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I made my dog washer just big enough to fit my dog, you can adjust the measurements to fit your dog. You will need exactly 67 inches to make this model of the washer.

Step 3: Assemble the Frame

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Connect the two 7.5 inch pieces of pvc and the 8 inch piece of pvc with the tee, and connect the two 18 inch pieces with the 16 inch, and the 7.5 inch pieces. Also connect the female adapter to the end of the 8 inch piece.

Step 4: Drilling the Holes

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Make a straight line on each of the pieces of pvc with a dry erase marker, and make lines 2" apart along the line. Use a 1/8" drill bit to drill the holes. Once done, turn holes to face the center.

Step 5: Finishing Touches

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Now you can wipe off the dry erase marker on the pipe, and use a sanding bit to get rid of the excess from the drilling.

Step 6: Enjoy!

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Connect and use! Enjoy your cheap and easy dog washer!


zowzow (author)2015-08-01

Hey guys! I just wanted to thank you for making me one of the winners in the PVC Contest! This is my first contest win!

elyseDIY (author)2015-07-16

Very very nice instructable !

Inspiring !
Have you ever consider making a little one with part of a Hula Hoop and only one T-join, so you ca surround the animal and held it easier with one hand?
Just a little tought

zowzow (author)elyseDIY2015-07-17

Thanks! Originally I thought about bending the pvc with some plywood, some screws (to make the circle guide for the pvc), and a heat gun. I never thought about using a hula hoop for the circle. then again, I was entering this for the pvc contest. That is a great idea though!

rbusch (author)2015-07-09

yeah i just seen one of these in a magazine. didnt really think about makeing one. do they work pretty good? kids or dogs have more fun with them? lol

zowzow (author)rbusch2015-07-11

Originally my dog was freaked out by this, so I had to hold her on a leash, and she got used to it about ten seconds of being in it.

MigetMaster (author)2015-07-09

Great idea......we have two Yorkies so I think I will have to make a smaller version. Looks very simple and very usable. Going to make one for the grand-kids too.

zowzow (author)MigetMaster2015-07-11

Thanks so much! I had my kid go through this too after I washed my dog.

sir_ghattas (author)2015-07-11

This is genius, love the idea. How's the water pressure?

zowzow (author)sir_ghattas2015-07-11

sir_ghattas, originally I had the hose valve all the way up and that got some water on me (more than enough pressure) so I turned it down a bit and that worked like a charm.

Chanit0 (author)2015-07-11

Incredible! My dogs love you.

zowzow (author)Chanit02015-07-11

Haha, don't forget to upload a picture of your cute dogs enjoying it!

amy_rotfl (author)2015-07-09

It's going to be great for my dog, thanks.

zowzow (author)amy_rotfl2015-07-09

Thanks amy_rotfl, if you do make one, be sure to upload some pictures :)

xxlauraxx (author)2015-07-08

Nice! Thanks for including your sketch — I always like to see how the concept compares to the finished product.

I'd love to see a video of this in action, with your cute pup enjoying it! If you get a chance, you should take a vid and upload it here. :)

zowzow (author)xxlauraxx2015-07-09

Thanks xxlauraxx! I'll see if I can find a way to upload this video.

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tomatoskins (author)2015-07-08

Hahaha I actually had this idea about a week ago! It turned out looking amazing!

zowzow (author)tomatoskins2015-07-08


dpistritto (author)2015-07-08

A great idea.

Have you considered some form of trigger on the handle so you can turn the water flow on and off with ease?

zowzow (author)dpistritto2015-07-08

I did consider it at one point, but I had trouble finding a cheap and simple way to make it possible.

techno4x4 (author)2015-07-08

Neat idea. Btw, ' = foot, " = inch

zowzow (author)techno4x42015-07-08

Oops, thanks for telling me that I was wondering

dc59 (author)2015-07-08

A great idea and much cheaper than the version that they want to sell you ($20-25) store bought.

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