I love me some 40 schedule 1/2 PVC so when it got super hot today I decided to make one of those customizable PVC lawn sprinklers. Then I thought "hey, it would be fun to make a pvc water gun that connects to the hose". I happened to have a sprayer attachment that had a threaded end so I tried my pvc hose connector on it and batta boom batta bing we were in business. This "ible" is not super detailed cuz it was a rush job but as all you hero dads* know time is of the essence when you are trying to entertain and inspire your kids.
Materials (this is for the triple barrel version)
Approx 20 inches of schedule 40 1/2 PVC (usually it comes pre-cut length of either 2 or 4 feet)
1 cross slip connector
1 "t" slip connector
4 1/2 slip caps
1 garden hose 1/2" PVC connector (threaded one side and slip on the other. I got mine at Lowes next to the sprinkler heads)
sprayer with a threaded end
Hack saw for cutting the pvc
Drill with 1/8 bit
*Hero Dad: is any dad trying to impress his kids with some type of act or service - in this case (in the footsteps of my dad) it's building something really cool
Step 1: Drill the End Caps
Step 2: Set Up the Pieces
You'll have to cut these to the varying lengths (I did not show me cutting PVC cuz I am assuming everyone knows how to do that.) None of this was glued together. I purposely just hand fitted all these pieces because it was fun making up new configurations with the various pieces.
one note with drilling: I used a fine drill bit (1/8th) to make the holes. The smaller the bit the stronger the stream will be as well as the stronger the pressure.
Step 3: Slip All Pieces Together
Step 4: Alt Set Up: Rocket Launcher
As we experimented with different pvc configurations we realized that if you attach a cap (with no holes drilled in it) to the end of a pvc and then hold onto the straight piece while cranking the water on the cap blasts off like a rocket.