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Step 12: KidWash times two -- optional chaining

If one kid wash is fun, then two must be more fun, right?

The pictures below show a hose connecting the two, but if you want them right next to one another you can connect them directly together. If you're going this route, make sure the connectors are going to match up before gluing the base to the second unit.

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<p>Thanks! Kids had a blast. </p>
Greetings from Pakistan, awesome fun this was. The kids, bless them, we hadn't glued it yet together, and they turned the top bar 180&deg; so the water spouts up and falls like a rain curtain! Next step is to find some misters, till then 1/16 holes are doing just fine.
<p>great shower, or push bike wash. brilliant.</p>
<p>Just made it and the kids loved it. Easy and quick to build. Easy enough that the kids even helped with the construction. Thanks for the great project.</p>
I chose not to glue the parts for ease of storage and travel. I also had the helpful folks at Lowe's cut the pipes for me... just be courteous and don't go when they're swamped.
<p>thanks -- the directions made this easy! our only hitch was that we misread the drilling spacing notes, ending up w/ an extra hole on each sidebar, but we just got some more mister nozzles and now have more mist -- not exactly a problem.</p>
My Father's Day gift to my grandkids. I couldn't get them to run thru it while I had the camera out. I went with three full circle mister prayers on this.
<p>Modified a few things, but overall the same design you provided. The kids had a blast and we even made a 2nd one and connected them! One of the misters broke off, they are cheap plastic and sch 40 pvc is tough. Had to duct tape the hole since i did not have extras and the water squirting from the hole took away the pressure from the rest of the misters. once we fixed that it was golden. We will be enjoying this all summer long and are already looking for ways to extend it!</p>
Super easy to follow instructions, my 18 yr old made it for her siblings. Found everything except for the misters, we will need to order them online. drilled holes in the mean time and it's fine. <br><br>
<p>This was a quick, easy build. I modified it to be six feet tall so mom and dad could walk through standing up too. </p>
<p>My son and I saw this and knew we had to make one. Ours has the twist of using sprinkler heads instead of the misters. Thank you for the inspiration!</p>
<p>Hi! I'm making one of these for my 100ft Slip n' Slide project. The width of the SnS will be roughly 8ft wide - do you think the top pipe will sag w/ the water weight at 8ft long? Thanks!</p>
<p>Good stuff. Thanks</p>
<p>My twins and I built this and really had a blast. They measured and cut the tube with the rotary tube cutter. Somehow one of the spray heads got broken, but it was an easy fix. </p>
Thanks for the great instructable!! I made this out of schedule 80 cpvc for extra strength. The threads on the mister jets were softer than the cpvc so I couldn't just push, turn, and create my own threads on the pipe. I drilled with a 5/32 bit and drilled a size10/32 bolt to create the threads. The nozzles went right in after that.
<p>Thank you for project, Beautiful day today, babysitting my 4 year old grandson, guess what we are doing today.... boy is he psyche out, again awesome, thanks</p><a href="http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q=&esrc=s&source=web&cd=2&ved=0CCsQFjAB&url=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.thefreedictionary.com%2Fpsyche%2Bout&ei=ykWPU_OZIcHQsQSG54DoDw&usg=AFQjCNGVKBldacS61JCxVQMrAYvvrUlg7w&bvm=bv.68235269,d.cWc&cad=rja" rel="nofollow"><em><br></em></a>
<p>This was a fun memorial weekend project and the kids loved it. Love the addition of the misters and I also put a valve on by the hose attachment as well so I could turn it off and on easily. At Lowes, I even found some small spray circle mister nozzles that I am going to swap out for some of the others as this will make the water spin around and should be fun for the kids. Only other tip, is to make sure to get all slip fit PVC. I wasn't careful and ended up with threaded 90 elbows which resulted in a second trip to the store. I had a little bit of a hard time finding the hose attachment part, and had to go to another store but found what I needed.</p>
Where can I get thesemister nozzles? I live in LaCrosse WW and can&quot;t find them at ACE HOME DEPOT or MENARDS
I had to order them direct from the manufacturer. <br> <br>http://secured.misterlandscaper.com/products/328-drip-irrigation-mister-sprayer-angle-90-corners.aspx
Built mine today - went nearly perfect! There was an iffy point when I had glued the 90 degree to the wrong pipe, man that glue dries fast! <br> <br>I added the chaining parts, and also added an on/off valve so I could turn it off without disconnecting it. Went perfectly.
This was awesome! Thanks for sharing. I chose to make two and chain them together as well. To make the hook-up easy, I purchased a &quot;Gilmour Poly Faucet Quick Connect&quot; from Lowes. That makes it super easy to attach the hoses.
How do you attach the quarter circle mister jets to the PVC?
True, HD does not have these exact misters. They did have Rainbird misters in a 10 pack that I purchased and they worked just fine.
You can say that again aha, what a poor summer this has been in terms of weather.
I dod this for my kids today it took me about an hour or so maybe less i wasn't keeping track of time. I followed your instructions to the T, the only thing I am thinking of changeing is add cement to 3 pcs. of the legs for more stability or just add 2 parts for chanining to add 2 10ft. pvc with misters. to make it longer I will up load pics soon maybe 2 days. but after all THANKS FOR THIS INSTRUCTABLE, I paid a total of 17 bucks for 3 hrs of fun for my kids. <br>
Can't buy the jets around here (Pittsburgh) either.... I'm looking at substituting these instead (plus would save on drilling...) Any thoughts or experience using these?
i forgot that this site blocks certain websites... search &quot;Orbit 10112W 1/2-Inch PVC Splitter With Mist Nozzle&quot; and click the amazon link.
If you live in a place that gets cold, and you'll be leaving this outside, you may want to consider adding a clean-out that will allow you to drain leftover water from the assembly. I got a 90 degree elbow with a removable cap, and put it opposite my hose connection - hose at bottom left, clean-out at upper right. Now (if I remember to drain it!) this thing won't get busted by ice formation - like my first one!
Thanks for this great instructable. My kids love it!
I am totally sold on this idea.. looks a lot of fun and plan to do this in summer.<br><br>Has anybody put this together for 7 yr old kids? <br><br>My boy just doesn't want water, he wants something he can do while he is getting drenched.. like some sport/game or activity that involves more water.. He likes water guns, crazy sprinklers etc.. <br><br>Are there any ideas on rigging this with additional fun-activity things on this toy?
Great instructable! As far as &quot;wasting water&quot; goes; If I don't mind paying the bill, I'll use as much water as I want. Anybody remember playing in the sprinkler as a kid?... same thing. Just have fun and relax.
Awesome...easy to build and my little girl loved it! Thank you so much for sharing this wonderful project with us.
So I just built this for my girlfriend's kids and it seems the misters on the post farthest away from the connector to the hose are just squirting out a small stream of water and not a mist. Has anybody else encountered this problem? The kids will love it when they come home and I just want it finished in time. Thanks.
You may not have enough pressure built up in the main tube. Barring that the mister is not defective or adusted correctly, reduce the number of misters or block off one of the misters in the middle to spread the joy. The other option is to reduce the diameter of the pipe section to build up pressure at the end. Good luck.
Awesome in all ways. Got it done in 10 minutes for 10 bucks. Son loves it. Perfect project for the summer. I have him play while I water the lawn.
AWESOME! IM Thinking BIGGER, Great ideas here people!<br>I picked up a PVC ball valve to turn it off at the sight, and they have half circle, and full circle spinner nozzles by the same company I picked up at Lowes.
Nice.
I built something different. I just made a square on the ground and drilled tiny holes directly into the pipes. It makes a fountain about 10-12 feet high. I didn't glue the pipes, so I can redirect the flow of each side of the square and take it apart for storage. I also put a valve next to the water source so I can remotely control the fountain. I put the kid's favorite toy in the middle of the square then dare them to go get it. <br><br>Now that I think about it, that valve is a great water saving feature. If I somehow connected it to a trigger that made it come on only when someone enters the square that might be cool too. <br><br>Everyone should design and build one of these. If you want to conserve water try filling it with compressed air or soda or something. Just a thot.
riding a bicycle without shoes is very unsafe!!
That's pretty cool, pity we don't get much sun in the UK :(
Can you get enough pressure to use this as a personal car wash?
I saw a misting tube around a florist shop roof in Lahaina on Maui that made the whole corner sidewalk cooler by at least 10 degrees. the sidewalk was dry enough and you did not get wet walking through it. It was a Very Fine spray.
Hey! This was awesome. We'd probably use 1&quot; pvc next time just to make it look beefier and sturdier, but our 3 year old LOVED it! So much fun and it was TOTALLY easy to build thanks to you instructions! Thank you so much!
where would you get the mister jets?

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