No Touch PVC Foot Pump Hand Sanitizer Dispenser

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Introduction: No Touch PVC Foot Pump Hand Sanitizer Dispenser

AUTHOR: 2.kfisher@gmail.com

DESCRIPTION: Simple and inexpensive hand sanitizer dispenser activated by foot pedal. Parts can be purchased at a hardware store for under $15 with simple and easy instructions. Kids and Adult sizes options as well as different size dispenser options. (Download PDF of Google Doc for Instructions for easier reading of tables)

Step 1: Steps:

  1. Purchase Materials in MATERIAL LIST table below
  2. Cut PVC to lengths in CUT LIST table below
  3. Connect pieces by DIAGRAM below without PVC primer nor PVC glue
  4. Drill (3/32” to ⅛”) and screw bowl to hold hand sanitizer (if wobbly, add bowl lower support like heavy plastic, metal or thin wood or hot glue)
  5. Make adjustments [see ADJUSTMENTS section] for specific hand sanitizer container and user height (Cut same length off J1 and J2 and possibly trim G1 and G2)
  6. Re-connect pieces with PVC primer and glue by DIAGRAM below
  7. Decorate as desired

Step 2: Materials Needed:

Material

Quantity | Unit |Price | Total | Price

1/2” PVC Schedule 40, 10ft |1 |$1.74 |$1.74

1/2" PVC Schedule 40, 90 degree elbow |4 |$0.16 |$0.64

1” PVC Schedule 40, 10ft | 1 | $3.33 | $3.33

1" PVC Schedule 40, 90 degree elbow |4 |$0.43 |$1.72

1" PVC Schedule 40, Tee |6 |$1 |$3.90

Plastic bowl to hold hand sanitizer bottle | 1 | $2 | $2.00

Total | | | $13.33

Optional Items

Spray Paint

Decorative Duct tape

Bowl lower support (heavy plastic, metal or wood)

Sheet Metal screws (#10 x 1/2") $1.75 box

TOOLS NEEDED:

  1. PVC Cutter (hack saw, pipe cutter or real PVC Cutter)
  2. Measuring Tape
  3. PVC Primer & Glue (after adjustments with specific heights and hand sanitizer dispenser sizing)

Step 3: Diagram and Cut List

Diagram Label | Material Source | Length (in) | Quantity | Total Length (in)

A1..A6 | 1" PVC Schedule 40, 90 degree elbow | | 6 |

B1..B4 | 1” PVC Schedule 40, 10ft | 5 | 4 | 20

C1..C6 | 1" PVC Schedule 40, Tee | | 6 }|

D1 1” | PVC Schedule 40, 10ft | 18 | 1 | 18

E1..E2 | 1” PVC Schedule 40, 10ft | 6 | 2 | 12

F1..F2 | 1” PVC Schedule 40, 10ft | 2.5 | 2 | 5

G1..G2 | 1” PVC Schedule 40, 10ft [Kids size = 11in] | 27 | 2 | 54

H1 | 1” PVC Schedule 40, 10ft | 10 | 1 | 10

I1..I4 | 1/2" PVC Schedule 40, 90 degree elbow | | 4 |

J1..J2 | 1/2” PVC Schedule 40, 10ft [Kids size = 30in] | 48 | 2 | 96

K1..K2 | 1/2” PVC Schedule 40, 10ft | 10.25 | 2 | 20.5

Step 4: Adjustments

  1. If the bowl being used to hold the hand sanitizer seems wobbly, adding extra hard plastic, thin wood or metal can add support
  2. If the hand sanitizer has extra room inside the bowl to move around, it can be secured with foam on the sides or double sided tape on the bottom. The hand sanitizer can move a little, but works better when snug inside the bowl.
  3. After all pieces are connected without PVC primer nor PVC glue and the bowl holding the hand sanitizer is mounted, adjust the length of J1 and J2 such that there is about 1in between the floor and K2 when the top K1 is touching the top of the hand sanitizer. This is about the range of movement of the hand sanitizer pump.
  4. If a shorter variant is desired, G1, G2, J1, and J2 can be shortened by the same amounts (like 10in for kids size)

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12 Comments

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kbartling1
kbartling1

11 months ago

How tall were your sanitizer bottles? I think the ones I’ve been issued are shorter than yours. Thanks for posting the cut sheets and diagrams!

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2fishy
2fishy

Reply 11 months ago

My sanitizer bottles are 10.5 inches tall. The smaller PVC pipe can be cut shorter or longer for other size bottles.

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fdc313
fdc313

11 months ago

Well done.

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larryself
larryself

11 months ago

Very nice, just an idea if you needed extra support under the hand sanitizer container just add a tee and a couple of short pieces of pvc.

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dansp51
dansp51

Question 11 months ago on Introduction

I like the design! Are the springs in the bottle strong enough to pull the PVC back up every time?

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2fishy
2fishy

Reply 11 months ago

Yes, the bottle spring is surprisingly strong enough to lift the whole 1/2" PVC loop.

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CurtR
CurtR

Answer 11 months ago

If not, it would be easy to put a couple of springs going up from the foot tube, (K2) to D2.

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chuckstake
chuckstake

11 months ago

nicely done need to make for famly party

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garfieldgurl
garfieldgurl

11 months ago

Very nice idea! It looks simple to make. Thank you for sharing!

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jessyratfink
jessyratfink

11 months ago

Nicely done! Thanks for including the PDF :)