I am in extreme need for pvc i n need them but my busget cant afford them ):
Topic by Ilija Miljkovac | last reply
Hi I live in England but i have no idea where to get pvc, there are loads of projects I would like to do that involve it but I just can't seem to get hold of it. I've tried B&Q plus a few others but they don't seem to have it. Does anybody know where it is sold?
Topic by pyro-jim | last reply
I'm lookin to make an air powered pvc cannon/gun/bomb. I want an explosion!!! I just need uh... "guidance" (if thats a word) on how to make one. I don't need a 50lb, 10 ft long nuclear warhead. I'm lookin for small, simple, cheap, and all at the same time HIGH POWERED AND well... uh... slightly illegal, or something...
Question by Jacko13 | last reply
Hi, I need to make 10 garden carts. They have to be light weight, capable of handling 400-600 lbs, have a 4' x 5' adjustable height platform, and on casters. I was thinking about making the supporting structure out of a high tensile strength poly vinyl rectangular or square tubing. Anyone know of a source??? Thanks
Question by mtn826
So I was thinking of building a catamaran out of two pieces of PVC pipe, either 6 inch or 8 inch. I don't know how long it would have to be to support me or maybe others. Does anyone know of a buoyancy calculator I could use to try to figure this out? Or maybe I could use ABS plastic. This is very easy to heat and bend. This way I could actually shape it a little more, instead of having it just be round and less controllable.
Topic by psi3000 | last reply
Hi, I'm a soccer coach. I'd like to make some inexpensive posts to serve as obstacles/markers that I can use indoors. I have 5' pvc pipe, but can't seem to locate or concoct something to hold the posts upright both affordably and that aren't too wide to get in the way of the players or the soccer ball. Ideally, I'd have something that is only a few inches wide with a 3/4" hole in the center to hold my 3/4" pvc. Thus far, the best thing I can come up with are a few 2.5/5lb thick plastic weight plates where the center hole happens to be just about 3/4" wide. Those seem to quite difficult to come by though! The next closest thing I've found were either heavy steel flanges or rubber mounts specifically designed to hold plastic posts. At $8 or more/each though, I was hoping to find something a little less expensive. Anyone have any ideas?
Topic by DDallen | last reply
I've been trying to find a bag to easily transport a project made out of PVC after it's be disassembled. The longest piece is 5ft. My first thought was one of the bags used for the colorguard flags, but those don't fit a whole lot. There has to be someone on here that's run into this problem before. Maybe someone has figured out a good way to carry PVC that isn't a bag? Any ideas?
Topic by JaredsProjects | last reply
I could use a little help. I'm looking for some way to make fairly precise cuts in 6" PVC. ( Don't ask, it's complicated. But not pressurized or anything dangerous. ) I tried a side cutting bit in a drill, it worked but wobbled side to side too much to make decently straight cuts. I'm thinking something like a jigsaw, but much smaller, also right-angle style would be good. I've been checking out this site for awhile now so, FOR THE LOVE OF GOD, I don't want to make one out of an Altoid's box ! :) Any ideas ?
Topic by ComfortablyPlum | last reply
I see a lot of projects that use or re-use different grades of PVC pipe due to its easy use and availability. Free or cheap PVC seems to be a good material choice for those who lack the tools and skills needed for metal or wood work. I suggest that builder rethink this choice. Exposure to PVC is dangerous to your health. Fumes and dust from cutting, drilling and accidental burning or overheating PVC are known to cause cancer.A few points:PVC production is the largest use of chlorine gas in the world.Chlorine production consumes enormous amounts of energy.Chlorine production causes mercury pollution. Hazardous by-products are formed throughout the PVC lifecycle.By-products of PVC production are highly persistent, bioaccumulative, and toxic.PVC is extremely difficult to recycle.PVC is one of the most environmentally hazardous consumer materials ever produced.source: http://www.healthybuilding.net/pvc/ThorntonPVCSummary.htmlDifferent grades of PVC have different melting points, flash and glass temperatures. At 70-80 Degrees C (~150 F), most grades begin to soften and degrade in performance. This should be taken into account when building projects that involve any kind of direct or indirect heat, including hot water, etc.(I've edited this post to contain more useful information)
Topic by toxonix | last reply
I know there are already instructables that show how to build a PVC flagpole, however what I need to build is different. I want to build a flagpole that is 15-20 feet tall and can withstand relatively strong winds. In addition, it needs to be portable and be able to be disassembled, so the sections of PVC can be no longer than 5-6'. I am worried that just using standard PVC connectors to connect the different sections will not be strong enough to withstand the wind. This flag will be placed in the sand on a beach facing the ocean, so a 15-20' tall flagpole will need considerable strength. I figured I would use a 5 gallon bucket filled halfway with cement as the base, and then bury the base in the sand so it is sturdy on the bottom. From there, I am having trouble coming up with alternative ways to attach the sections of PVC (besides connectors) that will withstand high winds and not snap. Do you think the connectors will in fact be strong enough? If not, are there any good alternatives? Lastly, would drilling holes into the PVC (to attach eye hooks) compromise the strength of the PVC too much?
Topic by fanttamdiv | last reply
I'm installing a new heater for a spa and am having trouble hooking up the plumbing. I am using 2" PVC and have built the whole manifold from the filter to the heater and to the return to the spa, but I can't figure out how to hook it up to the existing pipe that returns the hot water to the spa. It sticks up about 5" out of the cement pad where all the equipment is located, but it's not a standard size/shape. It's shaped like a car radiator's hose nipple with a bulge between two narrower bits so that you could put a hose over it and clamp it behind the bulge but i'm trying not to do it that way since the hoses that are used with PVC aren't meant for pressure or heat. That is how it was originally hooked up but when I took it apart the hose was all deteriorated on the inside. None of the exposed part is a standard size where I could just cut it and bond a coupling on. I was thinking about trying to use a radiator hose but don't know what the spa chemicals would do to it.?
Question by siamonsez | last reply
The PVC soil pipe under our bathroom has developed a slow leak. This pipe is inaccessible as it runs under a platform that lifts the bathroom above the concrete floor of our enclosed garage. It may be a crack in the pipe (unlikely) or a connection between the tub and the main pipe (more likely). Is there a liquid sealant that I can pour into the tub drain that will seal this obviously small opening?
Topic by GorillamoRex | last reply
Hey guys, I've been looking around at making an electric cello (or perhaps violin, but we'll focus on the cello) and I found a few random sites that had instructions for that... but then I ran into this:https://www.instructables.com/community/Homemade-Holidays-Winners-Announced_1/(scroll down to see 'pvc cello') However the link doesn't work anymore! Can anyone help me find instructions on how to build one??Or perhaps the location of instructions that can help you build these: http://www.halcyon.com/jensmus/scello.htmThanks!!
Topic by Vitron | last reply
I have a question for spudgunners and other people who know about PVC. I've heard that PVC becomes bitter at low temperatures, so you shouldn't expose your spudgun to low temperature, but is it okay to leave it out in the cold and then warm it back up for use later? Does that affect the strength of the PVC? I have a problem storing some PVC in an heated environment during the winter.
Topic by starwing123 | last reply
Hello out there, I'm thinking of building a bed from PVC pipe for my 2 1/2 year old so I can move his one year old sister into his crib. I'm doing some rough sketches of how i want it to look (and I don't have a scanner or the skills to do it in Sketchup) and I was wondering if the community could help me figure out a few things. If it doesn't have the the following criteria helping me out my wife may not let me know do it. First is it has to be weight bearing enough to hold at least one adult on the bed with him if we lay down with him. Two strong enough for him to jump on. Third; cost effective! With all the connections it can add up really quickly and I'm wondering if I should just bite the bullet and buy him a bed and skip the hero dad bit. Thoughts?
Topic by ncaplan | last reply
I have put together a very well documented guide, to build your own pneumatic PVC can crusher. This can crusher is constructed from easy to find parts at any local hardware store. For more information, and a video of it in action check out my website. Let me know what you think, Thanks http://cancrusherguide.webs.com/
Topic by GOHST RIDER | last reply
I'm trying to build a bed loft type thing similar to this I'm thinking about using pvc pipe though because its cheaper/easier, but my only worry is if it will hold weight. I want to put a hammock on the bottom (occasionally 2 people so ~250lbs) and a piece of plywood on top to make a shelf. Thanks
Topic by zaza410 | last reply
Anyone know how to make a PVC pipe Coin Dispenser Belt? Push a button & out pops a coin from one of fore tubes hanging on your belt. I need to know what size pipe to use, how the triggers work to spit the coins out & how to put it all together.
Topic by elkaddalek | last reply
I was thinking about it from a long time but I cannot get the answer
Question by absingh | last reply
Dear: Instructables community Hello this is me Noah with another project of mine. Just to let you know I am making a PVC bow and I am having trouble following a step in this video on the internet. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1ib_hH49p6g Honestly I thought the video seemed like it could work but the second last step isn't working for me. It involves using 1" PVC pipe to slid over 3/4" PVC pipe. What I did was I cut through one side of the PVC and it still wouldn't slide through all the way. Then I began using a rubber mallet with some 3/4" wrench and it still won't work. Honestly guys he never explained how to slide the pipe through and he just said to do it. How do I slide the 12" pipe in the middle of 60" pipe? Thank you. From: Noah UPDATE: PROBLEM SOLVED!!! Dear: Instructables community Just to let you know problem solved. I have no idea how necessary putting the PVC pipe over that but I think the problem is solved. I think I am going to use something else for a grip. Thank you guys for everything!!! From: Noah
Topic by nschreiber0813 | last reply
PVC is one of the most toxic products ever created - seems no-one here realizes this - PVC is NOT something to play around with - esp not for indoors! Google it!
Topic by weitgiest | last reply
I was looking at all the excellent instructables about marshmallow guns, but I have a concern. I'm Canadian, and it seems to me that the inner diameters of 1/2" PVC pipe in the US is larger than 1/2" PVC in Canada. So, could someone in the know please straighten this out? Is there a difference or not? If so, what would be the appropriate substitute size? Thanks to all.
Topic by Spongeloaf | last reply
I recently learned about Con-Tact brand chalkboard contact paper, which I think it really cool! You can cover a surface in it and write with chalk. I thought it would be cool to use a laser cutter to cut the paper into shapes, letters, etc. and put it on the walls. Alas, after contacting the manufacturer, it turns out to be made of PVC (vinyl). Laser cutting PVC produces chlorine gas, which besides being toxic, is also highly corrosive and bad for the laser cutter. Anyone know of an alternative that's not made of vinyl or PVC? It doesn't need to be big like contact paper, and it doesn't need to be chalkboard-like either (for chalkboard stuff there's paint), but I'm most interested in some kind of material I can cut into shapes and stick onto walls and other things. Thanks for any ideas!
Topic by joshme | last reply
We needed 80 feet of 3/4" PVC from the local hardware store. Since it's pretty much impossible to park near it and the nearest available car was a couple miles away anyway we decided to carry it by bike. All we used was a couple pieces of inner tube and Brian's Xtracycle. I bet I could've pulled this off on another bike I've recently adopted, but we wanted to be safe. Speaking of safe, this rode pretty well, but the left turns were a little touchy as the front wheel would rub against the PVC. Good thing I was only going a few blocks. Along the way guy in the street told us that that was how the Vietcong would attack them. "They used to strap missiles to bikes! Heheh. Yeah, they kept getting us."
Topic by fungus amungus | last reply
I'm trying to pass a PVC pipe through a plastic lid into a plastic box without leaking water from the pipe or the box. The water in the pipe will be pressurized, while the water in the box will be splashed. A small leak isn't a big deal. Unfortunately, this is also a bit of a stress point, though not terribly. See the picture and the diagram below (which is actually not quite right; the pipe on the top won't be that long; it will turn 90 degrees just above the plastic lid. Any suggestions on how to keep it from leaking? Perhaps make the T under the lid flush with the lid and the same for the elbow joint above it, and then make the hole as small as possible? That wouldn't keep all water out though, but it may work for splashes. Any ideas are greatly appreciated!
Topic by Nateowami | last reply
I saw some ideas for watering pots using pvc--good ideas--organic garden--
Question by Claude3 | last reply
I live in Van Nuys area of CA 91402
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