Pocket Pipe

I was wondering if there was anyone out there that had one of these and could think of an improvised one and make in instructable, because 60$ is alot. I would also like it to be pocket sized, and able to hold ur " anonymous herb" in without leaking.

Topic by pyro13 11 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

Pipe lamps

These lamps made by Kozo Lamps in Israel with bits of plumbing are pretty inventive and cool. I'm not a fan of stuff made with plumbing normally, but I do have to admit that the knob light switches are a nice touch. Thanks to Tool Using Animal for finding the source. Kozo Lamps via Core77

Topic by fungus amungus 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

half pipe

Do you want to build a half pipe because your local skate pipe has trashy influences then you came to the right place I'm working on posting this at the moment. I want to know about how many will use the instructions.

Topic by the_burrito_master 10 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

pipe bending

Hi,this whisky9,the question i have is how to bend (2inch)pipe less then 70degrees radius,I want to build a fireplace radiator and back wall of my fireplace is angled to the front at 70degrees,the only way i can figure how to do this is to cut small sections of pipe and gradually make the bend,any other ideas would be welcomed,thank,s whisky9

Topic by whisky 12 years ago  |  last reply 12 years ago

Pipe climber

Hi my name is quasim I am doing a project which involves putting a vehicle in a 100mm drainpipe. I would like to ask for some help to what component i should use and that how could i make a vehicle which goes vertically up a pipe. Plz can u send me on how to do this

Question by Quasim786 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Tail pipe thermocouple

I won't to turn my cars tail pipe into a thermalcouple, producing the most electical energy possible. any sugestions?

Topic by rrichar911 10 years ago

PVC Pipe Toys

Hello, I am developing a line of toys made with PVC pipes. Take a look at these two instructables. https://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Pipe-Figures/ and https://www.instructables.com/id/PVC-Pipe-Dragon/

Topic by nicolaudosbrinquedos 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago

pvc pipe building

Check this site out: http://flexpvc.com/projects.shtml 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.

Topic by mikemckay 7 years ago

recon pipe problem

I want to get the air restrictor out without damaging or drilling the + thingy piece inside. Any ideas? If you do, please tell me because I am getting pretty sick of it being in the way. I cannot find out a single way. I show the right piece from a different mod to the right that I do not want broken. Will cutting the pipe and hot-gluing it work (only 100 percent definitely)?

Topic by Fenderpony 10 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

whittle a pipe instructable

Recently i have been in the hobby of whittling smoking pipes from tree branches with a bowie knife. I was wondering if i should post an instructable.to give a basic idea it would entail how to shape, drill the bowl, drill from the mouthpiece to the bowl. how to round the pipe and smooth it. please leave comments, ideas, and tell me if you want me to post and specifics if you want special details on it. thank you for your time. sorry for bad image only have my laptop camera for the moment.

Topic by HOMEPIE64 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

saddle cut in pipe

How to make a saddle cut in pipe

Topic by richardde 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Will copper pipe work?

I want to make one of those pipe swords and I want to know if one of those copper pipes you use to move water around your house would be strong enough?

Question by Freerunner 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years 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.

Topic by hrodriguez7 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Where can I get a 3 foot diameter (drainage) pipe?

Where can I get a 3 foot diameter drainage pipe? I need one that will stay strong if you go down 10-20 feet in water. I would also like it to be cheap to (around $100 or less). I just cannot find anything anywhere.

Question by GhostAction 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

(newbie) materials to build a sliding "inverted-L" stand / pole

Hi folks!Just discovered this fantastic website! I have this very cool idea for a 'ible I am working on and cannot wait to put it on the site. For now and as a first step (sorry, I am a newbie!), I am simply trying to build a simple stand with the following "inverted L" shape:- - - - - - - - - - - - - -||||(floor)Think of tje coat hanger in the picture below, only sturdier and with a single vertical pole (and without the wheels/mesh at the bottom). Also, the vertical pole does not need to be telescopic: as long as I can adjust the height of the horizontal pole I am happy. This could be done eg by mounting the horizontal pole on a "tee" fitting; but then how do I make it fix into a given position/height on the vertical pole (and still be adjustable)? (I had a look at this 'ible -- https://www.instructables.com/id/Third%2c-fourth%2c-and-possibly-fifth%2c-hand/ -- , but I don't understand how the tee fitting gets fixed into position: welding?)I am thinking of using pipes or PVC from a hardware store. My big question is: how can I get the vertical adjustment feature using such readymade materials? Thank in advance for any help!James KirinPasadena, CA

Topic by james.kirin 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

small and quiet air compressor for a single pipe organ pipe?

I've got a 2m long pipe (that I can blow with my lungs). I want to make it into a doorbell but don't have a compressor. I tried a car horn compressor but it is so loud that it totally drowns out the pipe! Any other ideas?

Question by matthewvenn 7 years ago  |  last reply 5 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?

Topic by GorillamoRex 6 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

how to build a pipe desk?

I would like to use galavanized water pipe to make a computer desk that goes as high as my ceiling (shelves).

Question by gman1322 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

PETG,brass,pvc pipeing

Any scrap pipeing?

Topic by knexsuperbuilderfreak 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

cleaning peeling black pipe?

Hi everyone, I finally got myself some black pipe for my project at a place where they would cut it for me. (No more EMT.) I have noticed that little bits of the black paint have come off (eg, at the place where I removed the pricing stickers) and that it is greasy all over (most probably from the pipe cutter I used at the store). I don't especially care about the condition of the paint, but want to be able to handle the pipe on a daily basis without getting greasy hands (or accumulating tiny fragments of paint all around my room and then ending up inhaling or eating them over the long term!). I guess that using water and soap on this will make it rust; how would you clean this? Thanks in advance for any advice! James

Topic by james.kirin 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

on/off switch to pipe lamp

Hi guys, I am creating pipe lamps and I noticed here some lamps with on/off switch which is included in the pipe...not outside on the cable. Can you give me a hint where do you get these or how do you create them? something like this switch, or similar http://www.hometone.com/wp-content/uploads/2012/07/kozo-ligh-pipe_9DhRD_24431.jpg thanks

Topic by bejbe01 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

DIY tube and pipe roller

Anyone able to make a guide on how to create a DIY tube and pipe roller? Roller's is not the same as benders, benders make sharp bends while rollers make adjustable gradual long archs. Should be able to bend atleast 2" tubing and pipes. Best regards Tom

Topic by randomher0 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Copper pipe project ideas?

I have a 3' piece of 1/2" copper pipe, have any project ideas?

Question by superlukie17 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

How to insulate a water pipe in an uninsulated building?

I have a water service pipe in an uninsulated building, how do I keep it from freezing?

Question by beancounter 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Heat from heating pipe?

Hi there, is it possible to derivate the heat of the heating pipe of an heater to make a water circle (with a pump) to create ones own heater? Because i feel the heating pipe is extremely hot and it's heat for free, so why not using it? The idea is to build something like a water cooling system for the PC but just without the cooling. Can i wrap a cooper pipe around the heating pipe and let water circle with a pump, so the hot water  passes through the "new heater". I dont know what to use as heating object but there will be a way. Any ideas? Is it even possible? Thank you and sorry for my English :D

Topic by Skupidi 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago

Is heat pipe is effective to evacuate the heat out of the system during heat season ?

I want to maintain a temperature of water feed into an equipment to be  no less than 0 C in winter and no more than 20 C in summer case using a heat pipe technology. The surrounding temp is about -15 C in Winter and 40 C in summer. How is it possible? Please advice !

Question by sultan86 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

where can I buy threaded (screw together) tube/pipe?

I'm looking for threaded pipe in small sizes (ID 6mm to 10mm) with thin walls.  Metal, plastic, whatever.  I need both threaded on the inside and outside so they can be screwed together.  I only need a small quantity, such as a few feet.  Thanks.

Topic by aliasjanedoe 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

How can I clean or remove dried creosote from a stainless steel chimney pipe??

This ss chimney pipe is on the roof outside my home. It can be removed and lowered to the ground.  I have a couple pieces of pipe I can interchange. Is there a cleaner I can use to remove the creosote from the outside surface of the chimneyn pipe?

Question by LeShane 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 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.

Topic by anatin1 10 years ago

Carving a Pipe for my husband

Hi, This will be a new expierience for me.  I'd like to carve a "simple" smoker's pipe for my husband.  I've got several tools, and have made wooden earrings..........any idea's for me? Thanks, Jankc

Topic by jankc 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 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.

Topic by ry25920 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

How strong is pvc pipe?

 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 8 years ago  |  last reply 2 years ago

Hacking a pipe heater thermostat

Hi I am wondering if anyone has an idea on how to change the thermostat on a "store bought" pipe warmer. The kind you would wrap around your outdoor pipes to keep them from freezing in the winter. They are set fairly low, around 70f I believe and I would like it to put out a constant 100f or so , to about 150f or so. Thanks, GA

Topic by Georgeaco 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

Can a polypropylene water main be repaired.?

I wanted to tap into a polypropylene water main.  I had some previous experience with this type of pipe in my city.  I tried to used a PVC barb fitting coupling with SS hose clamps.  But these pipes have been in the ground in my city about 30 years.  The pipe seems to be brittle with age.  I had to  use a torch to get the previous 1" pipe to slip onto the barb fitting.  It held for about 2 months, then split and began to leak at the repair.  My plumber friend tells me his company will not touch these pipes.  They just replace the whole water main with copper pipe (for about $2200!).

Question by fixallmike 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 years ago

Rust in old water pipes? Answered

Problem: The house I moved in to still has galvanised steel pipes for all water connections. The rust and deposit build up is so bad that with a pressure nozzle on the garden hose I reach aroun 20m from the tap near the mater meter but only around 5m in the backyard. To make things worse these restrictions affect the hot water. If I open the hot water tap and then open a col water tap the hot slows and then the flow fully stopps. The landlord already stated he has no intentions of replacing the pipes at this stage as it is quite costly. The possible solution: I was thinking of flushing the system with oxalic or phosphoric acid to break down rust and deposits. The questions: Has anyone tried this and has some feedback on how good or bad it worked? Do I have to fill the entire system with the acid or is it enough to get a few liters in and hope it will spread/dilute through the system within 24 hours? Is it advisable to use a bucket and aquarium pump (probably something stronger) to circulate the acid through the pipes?

Question by Downunder35m 1 year ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

How to fasten galvanized pipes?

Hi there, I have a lot of galvanized conduit of various diameters that I found in a dumpster. I would very much like to know how to fasten one pipe to another so I can make stuff with it.Welding: I've read on instructables and elsewhere that you will become quite ill if you weld galvanized materials due to the evolved zinc fumes. Are respirators an option?Lap Joints: I thought of trying to make a lap joint by cutting out matching "half rings" from the pipes, overlaying them, and then bolting them through. I'm stuck as to how to make that cut though. I could do it in wood, it seems like metal would be trickier. Any thoughts?I'm being forced to move the pipe in a week or so; any off-the-cuff ideas would be fantastic, thanks!

Topic by post.haste 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Leaky toilet water pipe?

My toilet is leaking from the water shut off knob under my toilet.Over night I have quite a lotof water in a container. I need to fix this leak but don't know how, or even whereto shut off the water from

Question by psantanello 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago

Giant Mobile Pipe Organ!

Howdy! For those of you who've been around for a while you might remember me as one of Instructables' interns. I had the awesome privilege of being published in The Best of Instructables for my Guitar Hero controller hack. I'm currently working on a big project and would love your help. I've been nominated for an award through The Fun Theory. The proposal is to create a pipe organ, called the Anywhere Organ, in which each pipe is connected to an air supply via a flexible hose. This allows the pipes to be installed with special care and attention to any space, creating a unique instrument whose character is an aspect of that space. The system is devised around Processing with midi signals coming in from a keyboard and being sent out to an Arduino to control the pipes. A lot of the decision of what project gets the grant is your opinion and your votes. If you like the idea I'd love your support. Take a look at my proposal here. Vote for it with the little blue dots below the comments. They work just like the star rating system on Youtube. Thank you all for listening and have fun making. If this project goes through you know I'll be documenting all the cool stuff I discover here. Matthew Borgatt/bofthem/gianteye sinbox.org

Topic by bofthem 9 years ago  |  last reply 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.

Topic by starwing123 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago

Why are these brass connectors binding up? Answered

Having trouble with brass pipe connectors. I have a M+F pair of connectors I want to use to make a ~air tight connection through a thick piece of rubber.  Want to screw the parts together far enough that the hex-nut section of each part will act as a flange, and crimp the rubber in between. However, I can not get the parts to thread together far enough.  At about 1/2 the length of either, the connectors start binding up.  I can only get the two about 1/4" away from being fully seated. Why? Are pipe connectors manufactured with a slight taper to create this? Or something else? Any suggestions?

Question by CrLz 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Large plastic tube with spirals round it, like a massive toilet roll?

Hi,I need some very large pipe, between 45 cm and say 90 cm. I just need about 150 cm length- again, fairly flexible here.  either thin metal or even better probably, fairly thin plastic (say 2-4mm walls if in plastic.) NOT CORROGATED. And, ideally (pretty vital really but looking a bit bleak to find this) made in the same way as a loo roll: with one or two pieces of material that twist around each other so that the pipe has curving spiral joint along its length. Any ideas much appreciated, I don't know where to begin really. What industry should I phone up and annoy with enquiries? I 'll try builders surplus yards I guess, and I thought people who dig up roads and replace water pipes might have stuff.. Or direct from manufacturers, although so far everything I look at is just straight tube, not made in the spiralled way I'm after. CLUES PLEASE !!! Thanks, Georgie

Question by georgiemaker 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago



Topic by MR WEED 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago

on top of my water conditioner reserve tank, there is a plastic connection that is leaking.

It is just off the main water line. leak is becoming more rapid. i tried turning the bypass knob. did not help. how do i repair it without diconnection? is there a spray, or putty that can be used?

Question by pdotearl 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

Robot or laser to check on buried pipes? Answered

I am looking for a small robot or device that can walk through (new) 8" PVC pipe and verify that the pipe is round. That is, pipe that has already been buried. The device would start at one manhole, and walk to the next manhole, recording the slope, distance and, as mentioned, circular-ness of the pipe. Max range required is 120 metres. D oes not necessarily require video, but some sort of info recording that can be read once it appears at its destination manhole. Thanks ...jim  

Question by hammmm 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 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.

Topic by taleya 8 years ago  |  last reply 1 year ago

Does anyone know what causes this effect in a copper pipe? Answered

When you view light through a copper pipe you see all these neat rings I wondered if anybody knew why. Thanks

Question by nurdee1 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago

how to calculate heat transfer rate through a heat pipe ?

Objective: maintain a temperature of water feed into an equipment to be ( 0C-20C). he surrounding temp is about -15 C in Winter and 40 C in summer. I would consider the soil as a heat sync. Any equation to calculate the amount of heat the heat pipe can transfer or  be dissipated  ? Thanks !!

Question by sultan86 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago

How wide does the bowl have to be for a medium sized tobacco pipe?

The one i currently have drilled is .5 inches long. Is that ok?

Question by MattandJora 9 years ago

Where can I find a clear acrylic pipe about one foot in diameter?

I am planning on building a fish tank, so I need a clear pipe about a foot in diameter, between two and four feet long (but it can be cut, of course) I'm in the UK, can anyone give me an idea of where i'd get it?

Topic by chimpanzeeboy 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago

how do i bend pvc pipe without getting the "no-longer-hollow" pinched look?

I want to bend my pvc pipe into a circle without compromising the inside shape. I have tried to do this but it continues to pinch where i want the round to be.  I have tried putting sand inside but perhaps i did something wrong because it didn't work. 

Question by livntoasty 8 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago