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 .
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.
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.
Step 3: Construct the Head
Step 4: The Body
basic the beam has three parts. end - sprinkler head, middle - fulcrum/raising leg, end - other end.
In this photo you can see the sprinkler head and the raising leg.
the raising leg is basically an upside down T. I place a couple of brinks on it for sturdiness (I didn't want to bolt it to the roof because we might move the trampoline soon).
You can see the conduit clamps holding the hose.
that's about all there is to it.
kids were pretty happy with the set up.
they usually jump on it for half an hour or more after school.
it becomes their shower and they dry off outside. - burns off energy and saves getting the bathroom messed up.
this project took about an hour to do. and because I had all the bits it cost $0.
if I move the trampoline away from the side of the house then I would probably run a vertical beam up one of the vertical pipes that holds the big ring which the net is secure to. and then run a horizontal beam from the top of that to achieve a similat result as todays project.