Step 2: Design your system

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Using your creativity, and your kids suggestions, come up with a layout for your sprinkler.

If you want many spouts of water, use smaller holes (1/16 inch). If you want just a few spouts, use larger holes (1/8).

I suggest to glue the parts together first before drilling the holes. Trying to keep the holes aligned while gluing it back together was tricky.

justbennett5 years ago
I built one for a party before I saw your instructable. I didn't bother gluing at all. I dry fit the pipes with a little pressure and a slight twist. If I decide to take it apart for the winter for storage, I'll be good to go. I have my hose on a splitter with a valve on it. This way I could sit by the spigot and adjust the fountain height. I would dare kids to stand inside the square and entice them with a measly little trickle. Then when they were inside the square I'd give it to them full blast. They loved it. Another benefit to not gluing: you can adjust the in/out angles of each pipe. I built mine for about $3.50 in parts.
ahmad21175 years ago
i think its better to have smaller holes than bigger holes
sawdust138 years ago
It looks like it will water a cross area not a square or circle. If the holes are drilled at angles can you get closer to a round or square area.? I think I have enough parts to make one.