Introduction: PVC Garden Sprinkler


Step 1: Tools

Tools needed

1.       Hammer

2.       Hacksaw or pipe cutter

3.       Scissors

4.       Rubbing Alcohol

5.       Piece of 400 grit sandpaper

6.       PVC primer

7.       PVC cement

8.       Teflon pipe tape

9.       Cloth towel

Step 2: Materials

Materials needed

1.       5 feet of ½ inch pvc pipe (schedule 20 or 40)

2.       Two connectors  ½ slp/male thread

3.       Spike base

4.       Sprinkler head

Step 3: Start Building

Cut pipe to desired length.   It comes as a 10 foot length, I like cutting two five foot length  Sandpaper  ends of pipe lightly and clean with rubbing alcohol on cloth.  Apply primer to slp end of connector and allow to dry for 2 or 3 minutes.

Step 4: Applying Cement


This step happens very quickly.  When the cement touches the primer it forms a nearly instant bond.  Apply cement to the outside of one pipe end.  Lightly attach slp end of connector to pipe and tap in place with hammer.  Wipe off excess cement.   Repeat for other end of pipe.

Step 5: Teflon Tape


Cut enough teflon tape for about 4 or 5 turns on the male end of connector.   Wrap tape clockwise as seen from the end.

Step 6: Attach Spike


Step 7: Attach Head


Step 8: Test

After allowing cement to dry.  Attach garden hose and check for leakage.

Step 9: In Conclusion


For this instructable I used an Orbit 1/2 inch zinc spike and a Rain Bird Sure Pop 600 Series SP25F sprinkler head.   This head creates a fine misting effect like a gentle rain to stimulate plant and leaf growth.   The spike has open ends allowing you to use several spinklers in line from a single faucet.   This sprinkler is less than $10 in materials and will last a lifetime.

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Lorddrake (author)2012-11-30

I guess I have another project to add to my winter project list to get ready for next spring. cheers.

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bobzjr (author)2012-04-17

Very nicely done. My favorite type of instructable. Effective and simple. Thanks for taking time to give clear instructions.

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katerlyn (author)2011-05-07

My neighbor always sprayed up high; I put together an instructable for my broken tripod. Your idea is good.
You can go very high, or low, it's adjustments are easy with a good solid tripod.

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crisatcafe (author)2011-03-12

Love it! I was searching for something that would work for my garden without massive amounts of cash or building and this is perfect!

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