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How to make pvc pipe fit over pvc for a bow?[SOLVED] Answered

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

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Downunder35m

3 years ago

Silicone oil or grease....

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nschreiber0813Downunder35m

Reply 3 years ago

Thank you for that comment. Although I am not sure how to oil the pipe when the pipe is stuck on the 3/4" one but do you have any ideas?

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Downunder35mnschreiber0813

Reply 3 years ago

Silicone oil will creep into the gap between the pipes, let it sit for 15min or so and try.
It also helps a lot to have a pipe that fits over the smaller one to be used as a ramming tool for the big one.
If none available drill a hole through a piece of wood and pull on the smaller pipe.

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nschreiber0813Downunder35m

Reply 3 years ago

I had actually tried ramming another piece of PVC to do that but it didn't work. I couldn't find any PVC like that. I will try those suggestions and thank you.

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Toga_Dan

3 years ago

pipe comes in different wall thicknesses. too thick a wall means too little space inside.

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nschreiber0813Toga_Dan

Reply 3 years ago

Thank you do you have any suggestions for how to get the pipe over that other pipe? I am beginning to wonder how necessary this is for the bow because I just watched other tutorials on pvc bows and none of them did this after I did some research after starting the forum. How necessary of a step is this? Thank you.

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Toga_Dannschreiber0813

Reply 3 years ago

while purchasing pipe, check that it fits. schedule 20 has a thin wall. sched 40 thicker. sched 80 thicker still. sched 20 is most likely to slide over another pipe.