Cheap and Easy Pvc Handheld Dog Washer

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Introduction: Cheap and Easy Pvc Handheld Dog Washer

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Hey guys! Thank's so much for making me runner up in the PVC Contest! I tried several ways until I found the most efficient and cheap way to wash my dog. This weighs about 3.5 pounds and is very easy to maneuver. I hope you enjoy it!

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Step 1: What You Need

You will need:

  • 67 inches of 3/4 pvc pipe (See plan)
  • 4 3/4 inch pvc elbow
  • 1 3/4 inch pvc tee
  • 1 3/4 inch pvc female adapter

Step 2: The Plan

I made my dog washer just big enough to fit my dog, you can adjust the measurements to fit your dog. You will need exactly 67 inches to make this model of the washer.

Step 3: Assemble the Frame

Connect the two 7.5 inch pieces of pvc and the 8 inch piece of pvc with the tee, and connect the two 18 inch pieces with the 16 inch, and the 7.5 inch pieces. Also connect the female adapter to the end of the 8 inch piece.

Step 4: Drilling the Holes

Make a straight line on each of the pieces of pvc with a dry erase marker, and make lines 2" apart along the line. Use a 1/8" drill bit to drill the holes. Once done, turn holes to face the center.

Step 5: Finishing Touches

Now you can wipe off the dry erase marker on the pipe, and use a sanding bit to get rid of the excess from the drilling.

Step 6: Enjoy!

Connect and use! Enjoy your cheap and easy dog washer!

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    24 Discussions

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    zowzow
    zowzow

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Hey guys! I just wanted to thank you for making me one of the winners in the PVC Contest! This is my first contest win!

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    elyseDIY
    elyseDIY

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Very very nice instructable !

    Inspiring !
    Have you ever consider making a little one with part of a Hula Hoop and only one T-join, so you ca surround the animal and held it easier with one hand?
    Just a little tought

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    zowzow
    zowzow

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks! Originally I thought about bending the pvc with some plywood, some screws (to make the circle guide for the pvc), and a heat gun. I never thought about using a hula hoop for the circle. then again, I was entering this for the pvc contest. That is a great idea though!

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    rbusch
    rbusch

    4 years ago on Introduction

    yeah i just seen one of these in a magazine. didnt really think about makeing one. do they work pretty good? kids or dogs have more fun with them? lol

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    zowzow
    zowzow

    Reply 4 years ago

    Originally my dog was freaked out by this, so I had to hold her on a leash, and she got used to it about ten seconds of being in it.

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    MigetMaster
    MigetMaster

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Great idea......we have two Yorkies so I think I will have to make a smaller version. Looks very simple and very usable. Going to make one for the grand-kids too.

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    zowzow
    zowzow

    Reply 4 years ago

    Thanks so much! I had my kid go through this too after I washed my dog.

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    sir_ghattas
    sir_ghattas

    4 years ago on Introduction

    This is genius, love the idea. How's the water pressure?

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    zowzow
    zowzow

    Reply 4 years ago

    sir_ghattas, originally I had the hose valve all the way up and that got some water on me (more than enough pressure) so I turned it down a bit and that worked like a charm.

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    Chanit0
    Chanit0

    4 years ago

    Incredible! My dogs love you.

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    zowzow
    zowzow

    Reply 4 years ago

    Haha, don't forget to upload a picture of your cute dogs enjoying it!

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    amy_rotfl
    amy_rotfl

    4 years ago

    It's going to be great for my dog, thanks.

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    zowzow
    zowzow

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks amy_rotfl, if you do make one, be sure to upload some pictures :)

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    xxlauraxx
    xxlauraxx

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Nice! Thanks for including your sketch — I always like to see how the concept compares to the finished product.

    I'd love to see a video of this in action, with your cute pup enjoying it! If you get a chance, you should take a vid and upload it here. :)

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    zowzow
    zowzow

    Reply 4 years ago on Introduction

    Thanks xxlauraxx! I'll see if I can find a way to upload this video.

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    Bobmidco
    Bobmidco

    4 years ago

    Awesome

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    tomatoskins
    tomatoskins

    4 years ago on Introduction

    Hahaha I actually had this idea about a week ago! It turned out looking amazing!

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    dpistritto
    dpistritto

    4 years ago on Introduction

    A great idea.

    Have you considered some form of trigger on the handle so you can turn the water flow on and off with ease?