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Simple Garden Sprinkler out of inground popup sprinklers

Well I was looking at the high prices of garden sprinklers at a local Lowes one day last week, when suddenly I thought "Wait a minute they sell inground popup sprinklers here (like for inground lawn sprinkler systems)". Well this is a short simple instructable for how to build a garden/lawn sprinkler with a PVC stand.

Note:I am not a writer nor a very good documentor, so if this needs some work please let me know, I have read dozens of instructables but never have been able to write my own, I just dont have the knack for it.
I am mostly writing this because I could not find another one like it on instructables, so count this as a springboard.
 
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Step 1: Purchasing Materials

Materials consist of mainly PVC and a pop up spray head type sprinkler.

Materials:
1 Rain Bird 2 1/2in Pop-Up Spray Head (whatever coverage area you want IE 90, 180 or 360)
4 3/4in 90's
2 3/4in Tee's
1 3/4in X
1 3/4 to 1/2in reducer (one half is what is on the bottom of my sprinkler head)
1 3/4 Slip x thread coupling
1 Package of hose washers (to keep it from leaking)
1 10foot stick of 3/4in pipe
A tape measure(optional)
PVC Pipe cutters
Pencil (optional)
PVC Glue

Personally I bought all of my materials at Lowes because I was there and they had all of the materials I need. (Nothing against Home Depot, LOL)

Nice one!!!

karona4 years ago
Great Idea, much better than the 'spike' type sprinklers which just fall over. You might consider a virtical length of pipe to raise the sprinkler head a foot or so if you're watering vegetables, to keep the spray out of the greenery. If, like me, your daytime temperatures are at 90 to 110 (30+C) with UV levels constently over 8, painting it black might not be such a good idea!
kebmoore4 years ago
This is a great idea! I saw it and immediately recognized this as a solution for a difficult part of my yard. I plan to use 3 sprinkler heads on PVC stands similar to your design, and gang them together to water a narrow stretch of lawn on the side of the driveway. Instructable to follow.
bwpatton1 (author)  kebmoore4 years ago
Thanks! I I was going to do this with something like that with these to water my front yard. Good Luck!
I just finished mine, and put up my first Instructable to document it here.  Thanks for the inspiration.
bwpatton1 (author)  kebmoore4 years ago
Your Welcome, always to help. It looks good, I might use something like that for my flower beds that snake across the edges of my lawn. Bwp1
Zuhallem4 years ago
 Sweet idea.  Simple design that works. I like it.
Thanks for posting your project.
91greengt4 years ago
This is awesome.  So cheap for such a awesome sprinkler.
Nice Instructable. I might do this. How much did all the parts cost to make this. Also In the first picture you annotated that you painted the sprinkler all white, don't you mean all back as is seen in the other pictures/
bwpatton1 (author)  Spartan Phalanx4 years ago
I think it cost about ten dollars, oh let me change that, I actually built two and I painted the first white and the second black, the first pic is of the first one and the black pics are the pics of the second one I built Thanks!
l8nite4 years ago
cool idea !