Need PVC

I am in extreme need for pvc i  n need them but my busget cant afford them ):

Posted by Ilija Miljkovac 6 years ago

PVC — one of the most hazardous consumer products ever created

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!

Posted by weitgiest 1 year ago

pvc pipe building

Check this site out: After seeing the pvc stepladder project (one of many projects on this page), I'm temped to make some pvc scaffolding for low height applications.

Posted by mikemckay 6 years ago

PVC Stage or platform possible?

I'm considering building portable staging built out of PVC but sturdy enough to hold a band (or at least part of a band). Is this possible? jamaicabob

Posted by jamaicabob 10 years ago

1/2" PVC inner diameter?

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.

Posted by Spongeloaf 10 years ago

Need free PVC for new projects THANKS

I really need some PVC for free for a lot of my new projects including: full auto nerf gun and a  retractable knife. Thank you guys SO much for all your help it really means alot.

Posted by Mastercoolguy123 6 years ago

PVC Carrying Bag

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?

Posted by JaredsProjects 3 years ago

Leaking PVC Soil Pipe

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?

Posted by GorillamoRex 5 years ago

PVC-Free contact paper alternative?

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!

Posted by joshme 5 years ago

Precision PVC saw

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 ?

Posted by ComfortablyPlum 10 years ago

How to carry 80 feet of PVC on a bike

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."

Posted by fungus amungus 10 years ago

Design for drive system

I have ran into a issue with a project that i cannot figure the best solution for. Here is what i am trying to do. Imagine a pvc pipe setup in a ladder configuration. On top of each side of the ladder system an aluminum angle rail runs up and down each side. On top of this rail system is another square pvc piece with ball bearing mounted externally allowing the pvc square to ride up and down the rail. My issue has come from automating the pvc square to move back and forth on the this rail system. I thought of using a dc motor driving it to each end where a switch would be contacted to reverse the motor in the opposite direction. The issue is getting a motor that has enough torque to move the pvc square with about 10lbs on top of it maybe less and to do this a fairly slow motion. I had thought of maybe using a cheap 540 rc car motor, but this is where my ? comes in. How do i drive the square with the motor with out getting overally complicated. Would i be able to adjust the speed of the motor with a potentiometer? If so would i be able to keep the torque or would that reduce too? Finally is there another option that would be simplier to exectue?

Posted by Jamesbb 7 years ago

Pass PVC through a plastic lid without leaking

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!

Posted by Nateowami 3 years ago

USED TREADMILL BELTS - any good uses for them?

I fix gym equipment, so I throw away quite a few used treadmill belts. some of them are in good shape but just got too dirty to be useful anymore (friction problems).  seems a shame to throw out all that plastic, surely there are some good uses...can anyone think of some?  I just installed 8 today and hauled away the old ones. In the past i have screwed them to the bottom edge of garage & bay doors to act as an extra weather seal - helps prevent the cold air from rushing in those air gaps. the belts have a pvc topcoat and textile/woven fiber bottom. I wonder if any recyclers would take them...i hate dumping stuff in landfill. Wasnt sure where to post - resources, free stuff, Green....they would all apply really...

Posted by mickeyaaaa 4 years ago

PVC Pipe Toys

Hello, I am developing a line of toys made with PVC pipes. Take a look at these two instructables. and

Posted by nicolaudosbrinquedos 3 years ago

Need piston valved gun experts

I just built a big piston valved spud gun. I can't get it to fire. When I release the pilot valve no air even comes out. The piston is sealing though. I think it might be theres not enough air in it. I charge it using a 1.5 gallon compressor at 100 psi. The chamber is 5 foot of 3 inch tubing. I don't know why no air even comes out of the pilot valve. I know their isn't leaks or none big enough to hear.

Posted by thejrb 10 years ago

Can You Make Headphones Out Of PVC

Can someone make PVC headphones or point me in the detection of an instructable. Entirely constructed from PVC. Also how to make the ear pads.

Posted by elkaddalek 7 months ago

pvc tear gas grenade launcher

I need a diagram for a PVC tear gas grenade launcher for a prop replica I'm working on.

Posted by elkaddalek 3 years ago



Posted by AK1928 7 years ago

looking for free pvc pipes

Im looking for anyone willing to give away free pvc pipes for something im build. location is preferably the palmdale california area.

Posted by anatin1 9 years ago

PVC pipe at low temperatures

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.

Posted by starwing123 9 years ago

Design tool for PVC pipe based design

Dear all, I am wondering if there is any simple design tool available which has PVC pipe like connector objects for designing PVC pipe models. Thank you in advance.

Posted by Tarun Upadhyaya 4 years ago

PVC Pressure Canister

I want to build PVC Pressure Canisters what diameter pipe should I use? Naysayer's welcome to comment I would love to here the crazy and logical reasons this would not work Pfarmkid

Posted by Pfarmkid 5 years ago

swf. Builder for PVC pipe

I have seen those flash ( .swf) builders and I am wondering if there is one for PVC pipe so I can "see" what I am building and make it all work.

Posted by ry25920 10 years ago

clear pvc wanted for fish tank

I am thinking of building a fish tank out of clear PVC pipe, and I need clear PVC.  it would need to be at least four inches wide, preferably six to eight inches.  I would need probably about ten feet, the more the merrier . Does anyone have any, or do you know where I can get it cheap (and by cheap, I mean under a hundred dollars)?  thanks!

Posted by elliot5445 3 years ago

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

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. 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

Posted by nschreiber0813 2 years ago

Air delivery system using pvc

Hi, I am a geocacher and I recently saw a youtube video of a cache container that was a 2 inch PVC pipe.  At the bottom, the cap had a tire valve in it.  When you pumped up the container, a pill bottle came out the top.  I have attempt to build something like this but nothing seems to work.  The pill bottle will not rise.  Can anyone help me with what I am doing wrong? Thanks, Kent

Posted by tkuhrich 6 years ago

DIY Electric Cello (PVC??)

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: 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:!!

Posted by Vitron 10 years ago


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Posted by knexsuperbuilderfreak 10 years ago

Coil Winding on 4 Inch Cantex Electrical Conduit

My picturers are a mosaic of steps to take when winding coils on Cantex 4 inch PVC electrical conduit. Uses include Tesla coils, flow sensors, and antennas. Please forward any and all comments and suggestions. Thank you !

Posted by JohnHagy 6 years ago

Children's Bed from PVC

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?

Posted by ncaplan 6 years ago

Bio-fuels from pvc, etc. Some neat advances being made in the bio-fuel areas:

2002 article year....;=&page;=allAnd then we have this: a few articles from WIRED: on Styrene:

Posted by Goodhart 10 years ago

Cutting PVC Pipe - Lengthwise for guttering

Ok, here's one I thought I'd throw open to the masses.... I'm knocking off the last of a fully automated self-sufficient watering system that runs completely off grey/rainwater. However, the coke can guttering is not working in this position as it has previously :(  I was thinking of using PVC piping, cut lengthwise for guttering. However, I'm working out the logistics of cutting it. It can't be cut directly in half - this would be too shallow to catch the runoff from the chicken shed. and funnel it down to the tanks, so I'm looking at removing a chunk of the top.  And I also have no table saw. Wheee. What I do have Dremel (x2) with associated cutting wheels Jig saw (With associated plastic cutting blades) Circular Saw Mitre saw Hand saws (tenon, crosscut, hack, pruning, etc) So, here's one that I'm throwing open. With the tools I have, how would you do it?  I'm leaning towards the dremel, but there would probably be issues with maintaining a straight line (not that I care about some warp, it's a gutter)   Ideas? *EDIT*  Ended up using a jig saw with an acrylic cutting blade. Worked a treat.

Posted by taleya 7 years ago

Polyvinyl Chloride

What is your little brother (or sister) have in his/her mouth right now ? What makes your car smell nice ? What plastic is my ipod made of ? WHAT GAVE ME CANCER ?.... READ THIS

Posted by littlechef37 10 years ago

Kidwash2 for locations without running water?

Dear Instructable Friends, I really love m3285's instructable for making the kidwash 2 as seen here:  I work for the American Heart Association.  The AHA does awareness events called Heart Walks.  My local heart walk will be happening on a day that will likely be very, very hot.  The location doesn't have running water but has access to electricity.  I was wondering what everyone's thoughts were on some kind of easily refillable tank that I move though this setup? Any help or thoughts would be greatly appreciated!  

Posted by jpall2001 7 years ago

what do yall think?

Btw what happend to not liable any ways OK i was bored today. It acutaly rained in so cal so I made this thing its about 5 feet tall and its a pnumatic blow gun thing with a electronic scope i coulnd find the presure rated pvc thing nor the co2 tanks so i used the next best thing A COKE BOTTLE AND A BIKE PUMP WOOOOOOT. i Know people are going to say why the (*(& are u using a coke bottle its because i only need 25-30 psi with a paper dart tiped with a paperclip and foil it went about well outa my houses yard passed my neighbors yard to my 3rd row down neighbors yard (thak god!)

Posted by gotja 10 years ago

How to seal unused drain pipe?

The short version: I have an old PVC sewer drain pipe that comes up out of a concrete slab floor.  Under the floor, the other end of the pipe connects to other drain pipes in the house, so before I cover the area with more carpeting, I'd like to seal that pipe off permanently to avoid any possible leakage in the future.  I'd like to avoid disturbing the concrete floor, if possible.  I'd like to put some kind of plug in the pipe and glue it into place with common PVC primer and cement, but I don't know if there's any kind of plug made for this purpose. Any suggestions? The details: I've taken down a non-load-bearing wall in my house.  The wall used to carry pipes for water (coming down from the second floor above), natural gas (embedded in the concrete slab floor), and sewer (also embedded in the slab).  These were all used for a poorly-positioned laundry room.  I've easily sealed the copper pipes for the water and natural gas, but I'm left wondering what to do with this two-inch sewer drain pipe. At first, I thought of covering it with a PVC cap, but to do that, I would need to chip away part of the concrete floor far enough down so the cap wouldn't be above the floor surface.  I would also need to be careful not to break the pipe as I chipped away the concrete.  If I were successful with that and then glued a cap on at the right height, then I would need to fill the space around it with a small amount of concrete.  Besides not wanting to damage the pipe, I'm sure I'd make a real mess of the carpet nearby. Then, I thought, rather than gluing a cap over the *outside* of the pipe, maybe there's some kind of cap that I can glue on the *inside* of it istead.  However, I don't know of any such pipe fitting.  It seems that all the home improvement stores around here sell fittings that go on the outside of the pipe.  So I'm looking for creative ways to plug up the end of this pipe. The other end of this pipe connects to other sewer pipes in the house that are currently in use.  I thought of possibly pouring a cement-like substance into the pipe to seal it, but I can't guarantee that it wouldn't go into the rest of the system and cause a disastrous plug for the whole thing. PS:  Excuse the orientation of the photos I've attached to this posting.  They looked fine on my phone, but when I upload them to Instructables, the site insists on rotating them. PPS: I do plan to cut the PVC pipe off even with the floor just before sealing it.  I'll use my trusty Dremel Multi-Max for that.

Posted by lsloan0000 3 years ago

Avoid using PVC

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: 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)

Posted by toxonix 10 years ago

PETG,brass,pvc pipeing

Any scrap pipeing?

Posted by knexsuperbuilderfreak 8 years ago


Do you guys think I can build this? ( I have the money to make it ) If so, Do you think it will sink?

Posted by funwithfire325 10 years ago

Pvc primer Vs Mineral spirits

I went to the hardware store to buy some pvc primer which i never used i always used mineral spirits (paint thinner) and i wanna know if theres a big difrence

Posted by rollingstoner357 10 years ago

Whats is the full form of VKD, VDL, VKR in PVC Valves

Whats is the full form of VKD, VDL, VKR in PVC Valves.

Posted by rajkw 1 year ago

PVC Pipe is Awsome

Looking at all the awome projects you can do at instructables and other sites, I decided to inform the instructable comunity about them.

Posted by hrodriguez7 6 years ago

pvc bow

I was wondering if you can make me a pvc bow, like the one in your video,and how much .I await your reply.  Thanks

Posted by tom morrison 4 years ago

pvc in England?

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?

Posted by pyro-jim 10 years ago

free PVC and epoxy and LEDs needed please

Hi i am lookin forward to new projects but am at a lack of  materials. I know i should buy this stuff but i thought i should try my luck at this.Thanks for your help.

Posted by crazyJ113 7 years ago

Dishwasher spray arm: make/buy and attach to PVC

What I'm trying to accomplish: a usable dishwasher spray arm, that can attach to a PVC pipe, for reasonably cheap. I'm not against buying one, and I've looked at this one, which is snap-on, and this one, which has a nicer price but it's hard to tell how exactly it might work (or more likely, not work). I mean, how would you ever attach that to PVC? And the former is a little on the expensive side. I've also thought of making one out of PVC, since you could easily drill small holes in a piece of PVC pipe and stick them onto a T. But that has the problem of not being able to spin at all, much less spin on its own. I have searched long and hard and have not been able to find any sort of rotary union that would work (and I'm afraid even if I did, it may not allow free passage of water). A solution for spinning on its own may be as simple as making the pipes "bent," so the water would force it to spin as it goes around the corner. TL;DR: How can I make/buy a dishwasher spray arm that can attach to PVC (actually two of them)? And in case you're wondering, yes, this is for a dishwasher (DIY). Thanks for the help!

Posted by Nateowami 3 years ago

PVC vs Hydroponics and Rain water collection - a timely warning

Hello one and all- I've been interested in hydroponics for a very long time.  Now the time has come around that I should get out and get some form of it built and begin using it.  I began researching different styles and of course reading here on Instructables. I read about all the different styles and methods.  I looked at kits, partial kits, and building my own design.  I also began to think about moving away from the use of the well on my property.  I looked into rain water capture.  Here in the north east there's been no shortage of rain even in a "dry" year. In nearly every tutorial or kit I've found them based on a PVC product or using PVC materials.  I remembered that there had been an issue with Lead (Pb) being in PVC. I looked it up.  It appears that there are serious issues with the use of PVC and Lead is only one of them. Here is a sampling of the links to the issue of Lead in PVC - This is just a few links - there are a ton more. It's an interesting read and should give everyone working with PVC cause for pause.   For example instead of using the PVC gutters I had planned on for the rainwater collection I've been thinking about making them from wood (Plywood) and coating the inside with Food Grade Shellac.  I will be using PVC pots for container vegetable gardening this year but I will rough up the interior of the container (taking precautions - respirator, gloves etc) and again using Food Grade Shellac to prevent the PVC coming into contact with the growth media or growing vegetables. I was sort of surprised by this info and just thought I should share it just in case someone was unaware of the issue.  I would like to cross post this but am not likely to do so for concern of running afoul of some rule.  Feel free to share this info though.  In fact please share this widely- Good luck with your projects, Marcintosh

Posted by marcintosh 6 years ago

I'm melting

I recently got some thin PVC plastic for cheap.  I would like to soften it so I could shape it, but I have no idea what temperature to do it at or what to use to heat it.  I don't want to spend money.   Thanks!

Posted by elliot5445 4 years ago


Hi ppl, Recently I decided to design my own raft this year for the Guildford raft race. The raft will use pvc piping for floatation and my (and an unsuspecting friend) will sit on two bicycles which will power two paddle wheels. Anyway, long story short i thought it would be a cool idea to model it up in some sort of CAD (maybe as something to send possible sponsors to show what i am going to attempt to do if they give me a load of pvc hehe), and, was wondering what software is best to use? thanks ppl

Posted by drummer ian 10 years ago