Wednesday, May 25, 2011
Fun! I love PVC! It's got so many fun uses! And cheap!...my favorite!
Don't even try this if you have low water pressure, it wont work.
It will if you drill smaller/fewer holes.
So much fun - we'll make one this summer!Jenniferwww.bigdandme.com
AWESOME!! What a great idea! Thanks for sharing. Kristy from www.apronsandapples.blogspot.com
I just saw this on pinterest. I can't wait to try to make it into a car wash: http://pinterest.com/pin/29518701/Great tutorial!Lila
What an awesome idea---I'd love to see how you make the carwash. We want one, too! ;)
Ooops--I just followed the link and saw it on Pinterest, too--so amazing!
That car wash is really cool. Does anyone know who the original picture belongs too?
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This is such a great idea and I love that it's durable and inexpensive. Thanks so much for sharing!
Where did you find the adapter? I spent 25 minutes at Lowes with no luck!
That is your problem, go to Home Depot not SLowes
How awesome is that! I love it and know my kids would too! Can you link it up to "its playtime"? I want to feature it this week!!
I am going to try this for my school's Field Day. What a great idea!
I can't wait to make this for my grand-critters AND my garden!
Just a minor correction...if you break it you can joint it back together with a "coupler". Might help at the hardware story instead of having to seal off the end of the T Joint. :) awesome idea!
This could be built big enough to go around a small garden, just leave it set up and hook up the hose when you need to water. Love it! I might just have myself a garden this year!
That's what I'm thinking. There's no reason why it has to be made in those exact dimensions.
We made on yesterday and the kids LOVE it! We were the envy of our block! lol My husband made a VERY large octagon because we had a TON of PVC up in the rafters just sitting there. Thanks for the AWESOME idea!
im with you we just made one and the water doesnt come up at all :( all that work and the kdis are bummed :( oh well we tried at least !
I had a friend that made this today and at first it failed because she had to many holes. She went back and covered some of the holes with duck tape and it worked perfectly. Only 12 holes per 4 foot piece made a huge difference:) hope this helps!
Water pressure is usually the culprit. Ours worked better in our front yard than our back because we have more pressure there.
This is genius :-) :-) :-) !!!!! Can't wait to try it at my preschool!!!! Thanks for the super idea!
So cool! I'd love for you to share at my Outside Play Party.
Where did you find the hose to pipe connector? I can't find one anywhere?
How did you get the plastic connectors to attach to the metal hose?
And you may have made the holes too big.
Your pics show no holes drilled in the pvc with the t that the hose connects too. Is this correct don't drill holes in this side? Thanks!
This is such an awesome idea, thanks for sharing it with us. I'm going to make one for my Grandsons :)
So fun! Thanks for sharing this! My husband and boys made one last week... I posted a couple of pictures of our results here: http://project414.com/2012/07/16/vacation/#more-840 We had the best time playing with our new sprinkler!
This is an awesome idea with so many other uses.I think you should know that your project has been totally ripped-off by Instructables, who do give a link back to this article, but then go ahead and re-do your project exactly the same way!!!! (have they no shame?)http://www.instructables.com/id/How-to-Make-a-Run-Through-the-Sprinkler-Sprinkle/
That's so awesome! The cute little gal seemed to have a lot of fun playing with it. That's one thing my kids will surely love. I gotta try this at home! http://www.totalplbg.com/
I would think you'd want to put the t-cupler very close to the 90 degree corner for ease of draining the sprinkler system.
i bought a sprinkler for 10 dollars wish i had seen this before http://jamtechnews.blogspot.com
making my shopping list now! Has anyone tried this without using the cement? I'd like to be able to take it apart at the end of the season (or at least partially disassemble, for storage as straight edges). Perhaps only the hose connection needs cement? Other things i've made with PVC, those connections are really tight on their own, but i haven't needed to run water through those structures. Also, I'm cheap - could make my desired size for $8 without cement, $15 with cement :) for the raised garden.
We have something similar watering a grow bed in our aquaponics system. We didn't use any glue because we need to be able to take it apart for occasional maintenance. Also, for a garden, I'd recommend thinking about pointing the holes down so that the water doesn't spray up so much. Then you don't lose as much to evaporation.
This is an awesome idea! I made one in about 2 hours with drying time for the cement. However, I didn't get the spray I hoped for when I turned our water on. I think it's because we live on well water and we might not have enough pressure. But I'm hoping to give it to one of my friends in the city and hopefully it will work better for them.
love it, it could also be used around borders to water plants. great Idea, I have shared it and placed a link on my blog too. thank you for this fantastic idea
Thank you so much for sharing this great idea. I thought you'd like to see what I wrote when I shared it on Facebook
Don't put so many holes in the pvc maybe? Thanks I'm on a well too I'm thinking I'll use this for a buried waterer in my beds...
My sister made one of these and her children loved it. It was simple and cheap. It also worked well to water her garden when the kids weren't using it. Great idea.
That looks like an awesome project! My kids would love to have a little sprinkler like this to play in. It would work out pretty well for the smaller kids that don't want to run in the actual sprinklers. Jason|http://www.pinterest.com/pin/535013630705868215/
Hi! I recently wrote a Summer Activity bucket list on my blog and I gave you a shout out! You can check it out here if you would like! (all photos and page mentions were sourced and linked back to your original post.) http://amomsrambels.blogspot.com/2014/05/summer-activities-for-entire-family.html
Wouldn't it be better to drill your holes after you put it together?
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Good way to water the flowers or garden!
That was really awesome. Nice project of watering plants using PVC Pipes.
You don't say what size of a drill bit you used to drill the holes. Could make a difference if you have low water pressure.
In the materials list, she says use a 1/16" bit.
Brilliant idea! I'd make one for the kids at home. Very resourceful indeed. Gotta look for pvc pipes and start working on this one.
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This is a really great idea. It's impressive to see what you can do with a set of pipes and valves. I would assume this is actually cheaper than buying them a similar toy. http://www.hosemania.com.au
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this would work great in a garden too.
Just use 3 elbows and use the T in place of the fourth to make drainage even easier.
I found an adaptor at Ace, but not the exact one in the tutorial. It was the most expensive part of the project and still only a couple bucks. The whole project cost less than $10. Very cute project, my niece and nephews will love it.
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Make this a little bigger, put it under the trampoline and you`ll have fantastic thing to cool you down on hot days.
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