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.

Posted 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

Posted by whisky 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 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

Posted by fungus amungus 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 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

Asked by Quasim786 10 months ago  |  last reply 10 months ago


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.

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


My shower pipes "scream" when the faucet is on.

My shower pipes "scream" when the faucet is on. Is there a way to fix this without tearing apart the wall and calling a plumber?

Asked by clarissa_ann 10 years ago  |  last reply 10 years ago


Where can I buy pvc pipes? Answered

Asked by Nexnaught 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 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/

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


saddle cut in pipe

How to make a saddle cut in pipe

Posted 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?

Asked 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.

Posted by hrodriguez7 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 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.

Posted by mikemckay 7 years ago


Seeking one project

Hi! Few months ago I saw very interesting project. It was a barrel with attached copper pipes. This pipes was bend in the letter "o" and there were standing in the fire. Thanks to this the water in the barrel was hot. If it help the pics were taken on the beach in the night Thanks for any help MAGx2

Posted by MAGx2 7 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


How would I determine the pressure limits of an acrylic tube of arbitrary size and thickness?

I am creating a vacuum chamber with an acrylic tube that is 4 inches in diameter and 1/4 of an inch thick. How would I determine the pressure limits of my pipe? Is there a formula for pipes of arbitrary size and materials? Much thanks.

Asked by TheIronHobo 2 years ago  |  last reply 2 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 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 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?

Asked by matthewvenn 7 years ago  |  last reply 5 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


Doyle's Drive Thru's (exsiting Business ) i.e. drive thru conviecne store necesities novelties anf more

Hello, My name is Steve i will give all a quick run down of my situation on march 12 2007 my best friend of 35 yrs suddenly was found decease well to make a cery long story "possible foul play blown off" any way I became trustee of his estate which goes to his 12 year old duaghter at the age of 23 i am at the moment waiting in the next few days to recieve my completed website from web.com and we are a very customer oriented business in are industry if we do not carry an item and you become a regular customer we order it any thing legally we can do so question is kind of on going if you went into my store what are some of things you would enjoy or like to see anything feasible to make a business stand out from everyone Example of somethings we already do or have Done::: 1)  special order certain items for individuals 2) fundraisers when are customers lose a loved one or becomes ill 3) Over 3 short years i have been there i have on several ocasions have been taken       advantage almost to where i have said no more but i feel all employers and business should take time and/or money back into the communities So I'm looking for ideas of products, Display Design ideas for store's and website security physical/personal/business/ how i can get others in the community areas and on the web involved for advice, finacial,moral, just to get people to care for that individual or family member,or to work together to change are local communities get rid of corporate greed and politition crooks, or that cocky, crooked cop that makes and puts there fellow officer in harms way by there actions. PLEASE HELP ANY IDEA INFO I MEAN ANYTHING  ! P.S. SORRY ABOUIT THE BAD GRAMMAR DIDN'T DO SO WELL IN ENGLISH !! I JUST WANT MY BUDDIES DAUGHTER  TO HAVE SOMETHING SHE AND HER DAD WOULD HAVE BEEN PROUD OF TOGETHER

Posted by home and business networking 8 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).

Asked by gman1322 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 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 6 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Copper pipe project ideas?

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

Asked by superlukie17 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 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

Posted by jankc 8 years ago  |  last reply 8 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

Posted by randomher0 9 years ago  |  last reply 6 years 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

Posted by Skupidi 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 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 11 years ago  |  last reply 10 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

Posted 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

Posted by Georgeaco 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 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

Posted by james.kirin 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 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?

Asked 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!

Posted 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

Asked by psantanello 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 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

Posted 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.

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


What does osi stand for? Answered

As in, "a 16 osi blower delivers 400 cfm of air through a piping system..." I know that cfm is a way of writing cubic feet per minute. PSI is pounds per square inch. Building systems to move gases and liquids around safely has really had me stumped till now, especially when dealing with HVAC. I'm not familiar with some of these units.

Asked by Vorenus 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


UPDATED: Today I was totally GROSSED OUT....Plus pics, and progress !

The landlord came today to "fix the walls" again, like he did a few months ago, and again 3 days ago....but his helper told him this wasn't working...so they started tearing the Bathroom and Bedroom wall (the adjoining wall) down.  The portion towards the outside wall of the building.....they found a pipe that was leaking....a big 9 or 10 inch iron pipe......guess what?   That is the drain from upstairs for the bathroom sink, the bath tub, and the TOILET.   For over 6 months now, we have had our bedroom wall deteriorating and being soaked by SEWAGE.... The helper told me in confidence that we are not the only ones he does this too.....grrrrrrrr. Pictures have been updated with ones I took...      

Posted by Goodhart 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


plumbing shelves?

Hi! I was watching a home show, "Beyond the Box," and there was a segment about an architect who build a wall-sized bookshelf out of heavy-duty plumbing pipes, wood planks and cable wire (the kind you see on staircases). I only got about a 20-second look at the thing, but it looks wonderful --very funky and industrial, but clean. I've never seen this before and would love to make one for my home office, but have no clue how to do it from that one video. Has anyone seen/built this sort of thing? Can anyone offer advice about how this might work? I'd be grateful for any help you can give. Thanks!

Posted by sarahdsparks 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


Kitchen sink won't drain, seems like there is an obstruction. Liquid drain cleaners have not worked.

This issue is with the left side of a double kitchen sink, which will not drain at all. The right side drains fine. We do not have a garbage disposal or dishwasher. Liquid drain cleaners have not worked. My husband used a snake in the sink, it only went in about an inch and it felt like it was hitting something very hard like metal all th way around. What could be the problem?

Asked by v_o 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


Help Needed with Clogged Air Vent Drain Pipe and ? on Dishwasher Drain Pipe

I need help and learning how to remove, de-clog, etc. The picture is my kitchen sink drain area.  I have two-sink with the right side having a garbage disposal, with connecting pipes leading out.  But then, I have another pipe leading out in the same direction, but it serving as an air vent pipe.  There's a cooper pipe leading up and into the air vent pipe. Prior to taking the picture, my dishwasher's drainage pipe was connected to the bottom of the cooper pipe.  Well, last night I've noticed my sinks were clogged, I ran the garbage disposal, and then the a gush of garbage water came out of the under sink cabinet. Well, after a lot of cleaning, this morning I removed the drainage pipe from the sinks, and noticed that my air vent pipe was gushing out the garbage water. After searching the internet, it's rare to have a clogged air vent, but at the same time, no one seems to install the dishwasher drainage pipe into the air vent pipe. So my questions are: 1) Should my dishwasher drainage pipe be connected to the upper part of the garbage disposal?  (You can see there's a fitting on the disposal right above the white PVC pipe leading out of the disposal.) 2) Why would they (the original builders) install the dishwasher drain pipe into the air vent pipe? 3) Most importantly, how do I go about in unclogging the air vent pipe?  (It's all bonded together versus having a washers and nuts or a threaded union.) 4) Any answers and questions that I don't know what to ask?  Insights/suggestions? Please and thank you. v/r Bobby

Posted by CoffeeSnake 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


pipe suppliers for color anodized finish?

Anyone have a go-to site for listings of pipe/tube suppliers that offer the product with anodized color finishes? My searches aren't yielding much. TiA...

Posted by valrith 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 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  

Asked by hammmm 9 years ago  |  last reply 9 years ago


How would I silence a pipe?

Alright, I moved into my basement over the summer, and there's always some noise going down in the boiler room across the hall, and from the sewage pipe in the storage room. It's annoying when I'm trying to sleep, and google gives me no methods of silencing them. So, if you pros had to silence a water boiler and a sewage pipe (PVC)?

Posted by cvxdes 11 years ago  |  last reply 11 years ago


How make crank to spin a pipe?

Hello, i want to make a costume of the Guru-Guru from Legend of Zelda Ocarina of time ( http://www.zeldauniverse.net/images/games/oos/characters/guruguru.png ) And I want a crank that's on the front casing rotate the pipe that is in the other box, maybe something passing through the pipe that connects the two boxes, but I dont know how I could do it, anyone have any idea?

Asked by toniko 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 years ago


What sturdy pipe is best for tent poles? Answered

I'm trying to build one of those old fashioned military style tents at a reasonable price.  I already have a bunch of recycled canvas for the walls but I don't know what kind of tent poles to use.  I think PVC is too flimsy and unstable, I'm not sure about electrical conduit because it isn't rated to withstand a lot of pressure but it is cheep, aluminum tubing is expensive but lightweight. Any Ideas?

Asked by zilcho 7 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


drilled hole in rain drain pipe

Hi i accidentally drilled 3 hole in a 100mm pvc rain water drain pipe which comes from my roof. any ideas on how to fix this without breaking and chopping the wall?the pipe is behind a brick wall. please any help would be appreciated. thank you

Posted by mzminty 5 years ago  |  last reply 5 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  |  last reply 2 years ago


PVC pipe frame for a 3d printer Answered

Hello, I would like to know if anyone has any advise about building a 3d printer with 1/2 inch pvc piping. The pipe will be used for the rails, because they are cheaper than metal rods. I want to modify t connectors so that they are what slides along the pipe.The pipe will be parallel, and held together by right angle elbows. I will mount it on a flat board. Is there any problems I may encounter? Thanks for any help.

Asked by jbaker22 3 years ago  |  last reply 3 years ago


dry out jetted tub pipes

How can I dry out the pipes in my jetted tub after use to keep them from growing??  I'm thinking maybe using an old computer fan blowing into the intake would be enough...???

Asked by richardtdy 4 years ago  |  last reply 4 years ago


Steam radiator made of copper pipe?

I have an old house that uses steam heat and has big, single-pipe, cast-iron steam radiators.  I wanted to replace one of them with something modern looking, and one company sells such radiators, but they are very expensive (sold here http://steamradiators.com/) My question is, can I make one of these  out of large (1.5" or so) diameter copper pipes, soldered together in the same fashion?  I've read that steam systems typically operate at 1psi of pressure, which sounds like it's well below the safety limit of copper pipes and solder joints. I think it would look fantastic, but would it work?

Posted by mhj555 8 years ago  |  last reply 7 years ago


How to build this KOZO pipe lamp? Answered

The lamp: http://www.kozo-lamp.com/#Kozo Man (It is the Desk Lamp called "KOZO Man" I really like this lamp and would love to have one, but I am DEFINITELY NOT willing to fork out $500 for it. I have seen many other 'ibles on pipe lamps but I'm not quite sure how to build the feet of this lamp (the wide part at the bottom). I also would like to know how to build the hands. Thanks in advance! Adam

Asked by Adambowker98 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago


Van De Graff Generator? pipe?

I am trying to make a van de graff genertor i have bought some drain pipe for around 2 quid, i later realised that it is not PVC. it is made out of ABS. please can you tell me if it will work, and if it will be as good as PVC Thanks for your help

Asked by Daniel Deacon 6 years ago  |  last reply 6 years ago