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Trampoline Sprinkler

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yeah, winter olympics. I'm from australia. it's summer here at the moment so it sort of does my head in  thinking about cold cold snow. not that there is much snow in winter in austalia anyway.

Winter olympics is made up a lot of aerial movements and snow.

so this instructable adapts winter olympics to an australian back yard in Summer.

It's a........Trampoline Sprinkler .



 
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Step 1:

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Unfortunately I only thought about posting this once I had finished the project. However it is a pretty simple concept.

My trampoline is next to the back porch on a concrete slab. We put it there as my city sometimes gets fierce summer storms and a trampoline is ripe for being picked up and blown away.  So it's tied to a sturdy post by cargo straps.

The kids love the trampoline, and because it is hot, I thought adding a sprinkler would be a good way for them to cool off. 

Sure I could have just thrown a hose + sprinkler over the side of the trampoline net but that would not have involved hammering any nails.

Actually that is what I have been doing for the last 2 years but it means I have to plug in the hose and unwind it, plug in the sprinkler, tie the hose to the side of the trampoline, then there is the packing up because I don't ant to trip over the hose etc etc. 

Adding a permanent solution means no more cleaning up. no more tripping over hoses, no more kids hassling me to set it up.

Now the kids just have to turn the tap on for themselves.

It's a win-win situation.

Step 2:

Material is pretty straight forward.-
1 hose
1 sprinkler
1 tap double adapter
6 electrical cable flat wire F- clips
4 conduit clips
1   2.4meter (8ft) piece of 2" X 4" pine - cut in to 2 x 90cm (3') + 1 x 60 cm (2') lengths
1   3 (10ft) meter roof baton 1" x 2" hard wood.
20 nails
4 bricks