Cutting Plastic Pipe

How To : Cut plastic push-fit pipe

In this video, we learn how to cut plastic push-fit pipe. Make sure you never use a hack saw to cut the push-fit pipe because it can damage the O-ring in the connector. What you need is a pair of dedicated plastic pipe cutters. Once you have this, put your pipe in the middle o ...more

How To : Cut and join plastic pushfit pipes

Learn how to cut and join plastic pushfit piping using pushfit connectors and compression fittings. While plastic piping has its drawbacks and, depending on its application, actually be carcinogenic, it is, at least, very easy to work with. For step-by-step instructions on cut ...more

How To : Make a hot knife for cutting plastic

Sometimes easy is the answer, as you'll see in this video on how I finally made a hot knife for cutting plastic. Make a hot knife for cutting plastic. Click through to watch this video on videojug.com

How To : Make a pen pipe

This video shows you how to make an improvised smoking pipe out of a common plastic Bic-type ball-point pen. The guide shows how to remove the pen cap and ink cartridge. Next, the video shows how you can use a razor blade to cut a wedge-shaped hole near one end of the plastic ...more

How To : Decorate a cake using pastry bags and cones

In this video, we learn easy cake decorating tips and ideas. To make a pastry cone, you just need parchment paper! First grab a square of parchment paper then fold into a large triangle. Now, open the square up and cut where the line is in the middle. Grab one of the triangles ...more

How To : Frost Your Cake Like a Pro

Cake decorating is one of those activities that used to leave my hands sticky and my spirits dampened. No matter what I seemed to do, the final result always ended up looking like a preschool art project. Thankfully, I've discovered a few tips that make the whole mess a bit m ...more

How To : Grind and shape rough opals with a grinder

Check out this video on how to grind and shape rough opals with a grinder. You can grind and shape rough opals using basic homemade equipment. You will require a Bench Grinder, a cut down plastic bucket, a length of pipe for the water feed, and a green grit wheel, for a low co ...more

How To : Make pipe cleaner rollers

In this tutorial, we learn how to make pipe cleaner rollers. First, secure 3 pipe cleaners together, then braid or twist them together. This is all you have to do to make the basic cleaner! Use wire cleaners to cut different sizes depending on what you need them for. Make sure ...more

How To : Make a homemade shotgun bong

In this video made by the 420 Ganja Channel, two individuals demonstrate how you can make a homemade shotgun bong. The materials they used were 2 plastic soda bottle, scissors, a can opener, an X-acto knife, and a smoking pipe. First, they took the paper of the first bottle an ...more

How To : Make and decorate a dazzling day birthday cake

This video is a demonstration on how to make a festive and colorful birthday cake. The frosting on the cake is made of rolled fondant, which comes in bright colors already made. Roll the fondant about 1/8" thick. The cake should have a thin layer of buttercream frosting on it. ...more

How To : Build a slide mechanism for a pipe CNC router

A CNC router machine is probably the most useful tool a hobbyist can own, but the price for a CNC machine on the market is way more than the average hobbyist is willing to spend. You can build your own CNC with very basic tools, little knowledge of machinery, mechanics, or ele ...more

How To : Repair a leak behind the bathroom tub wall

First you have to expose the leaking pipe by taking out the section of the wall where the leak is. The most common pipes you will find behind the wall are polybutylene and cpvc. Polybutylene pipe has plastic fittings that can break and it develops pin hole leaks easily. Cpvc i ...more

How To : Make a bong out of PVC pipe

Brian and Charles are a do-it-yourself team that call themselves "IngeniousBongs," and they have dedicated themselves to producing a series is instructional videos in which they demonstrate how to construct a wide variety of different smoking devices including bongs, pipes, an ...more

How To : Make a Homemade PVC Rocket

This homemade hairspray-powered PVC rocket takes less than an hour to construct and only costs about 20 dollars to make. Check out my video below for the step-by-step instructions on building your own backyard rocket, and follow the written guide below for reference. Video: . ...more

How To : Build Your Own Strawberry Tower

This article details the step-by-step instructions on how you can make a strawberry tower that can be used for your hydroponics/aquaponics system. The water dripping through the system contains the nutrients, so soil is not used. The growing media is expanded shale, but you co ...more

How To : Clear a clogged drain with This Old House

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to clear a clogged drain. Steps: 1. Clear toilet clogs with a plunger; press plunger down tight against bottom of bowl, then yank up sharply to pull clog free. 2. For stubborn toilet clogs, use a closet auger; feed flexible ca ...more

How To : Make a membrane pipe from CPVC

This video tutorial demonstrates how to make a membrane pipe out of CPVC. The pipework is all 3/4" and 1/2" CPVC pipe and 3/4" CPVC adaptors (T-joint, coupling, cap). You can use 1/2" O.D. vinyl tubing for the mouthpiece, a piece of a Meijer grocery bag for the membrane, and s ...more

How To : Build a burning blue/violet laser

There's probably a reason that laser pointers are banned from most schools: They're just to fun to put down! Whether you're using them as a pointer, to distract your classmates, or to very wickedly point them in people's eyes, they are toys that are quite addicting. Make your ...more

How To : Cook a quick and easy perfect Thanksgiving turkey

Take the stress out of your Thanksgiving dinner showpiece when you roast up a moist, golden bird. Learn how to cook the perfect Thanksgiving turkey. You will need: 12-14 lb. kosher or self-basting turkey roasting pan with rack aluminum foil large plate instant-read thermometer ...more

How To : Tile a wall properly

Tiling a wall is a fiddly job which will take up a couple of hours. Watch this video tutorial to learn how to tile a wall. To get this job looking good you are going to need: * Three long battens of softwood, some 2 by 1 will do the trick, that’s 50mm by 25mm for the uniniti ...more

How To : Make a Bigfoot costume for film or Halloween

This fun video shows you how to make an inexpensive Bigfoot costume for Halloween. You will need an old pair of shoes, an old wig, a bald cap, brown makeup, crepe hair, old newspaper, a foam head, a few spray paint lids, a bottle of spirit gum, liquid latex, and modeling clay. ...more

How To : Make baby rattle cupcakes for a babyshower

In this video, we learn how to make baby rattle cupcakes for a baby shower. To decorate these, take some pre-made cupcakes and place a coat of icing on the top of it. Now, you can pipe some decoration onto the cupcake using a plastic bag or pastry bag. Making different lines a ...more

How To : Bleed brakes on a 2008 Ninja 250R motorcycle

In this video, we learn how to bleed brakes on a 2008 Ninja 250R motorcycle. To do this, you will need: brake fluid and a Phillips screwdriver. To start, remove the bracket around your brake system, then spin the top of your brake reservoir open. When bleeding the brakes, you ...more

How To : Cut copper pipe with the right tools

This shirt video will show you how to cut copper pipe with the right tools. Cutting copper pipe is simple if you have the right tools. This short video clip clearly demonstrates how to go about cutting copper tubes. Among other things you will be using a pipe slice. The video ...more

How To : Cut a plastic sheet

This video segment will show you how to cut plastic sheet. It will also show you the cutting option you have, should you choose to have TAP Plastics cut it for you.

How To : Siphon gas out of a 3.8 GM engine

In this video tutorial you will learn how to siphon gas out of a modern 3.8 GM engine. The tools you need are a screwdriver, a clear plastic pipe and a container to hold the gas. Every fuel tank has a fuel inlet and outlet point. Remove the two clamps on the pipe connected to ...more

How To : Use a rotary cutter to cut strips for quilting

This instructional quilting video is perfect for those who have never used a rotary cutter. There are two main types of rotary cutters to choose from. You will also need a clear plastic cutting mat and a self healing mat on which to rest the fabric. The clear plastic guide and ...more

How To : Clean and sanitize the kitchen

Looking to give your kitchen a good cleaning this spring? Don't go out and spend a ton of money on sanitizing sprays and cleaning equipment. Cleaning and sanitizing your kitchen is easy, effective, and inexpensive, because everything you need is likely in your kitchen! You Wi ...more

How To : Make steampunk binocular style goggles

Evenin' Gov'na! How lucky you are to have that datascope (a.k.a. computer); for now you can build yourself some SteamPunk Goggles for your next bioscope (a.k.a. movie)! You will need an old wallet, metal pieces, two plastic water bottle caps, old clock parts, an electric motor ...more

How To : Cut metal with aviation snips

This is an instructional video featuring Doug Prime, founder of the Future Engineers Center at the University of Massachusetts Lowell. Aviation snips cut small metal like aluminum, but not big pieces like nails. Nails and large pieces of metal should be cut with bolt cutters. ...more

How To : Make a survival fire from a battery and staple

Check out this how-to video to start a fire using an AA battery and a staple. You can do this while listening to the classical guitar piece, "Malaguena" if you feel like it. It could save your life! With your battery: start by cutting the plastic away from the negative termina ...more

How To : Install Dry Core basement sub floor

First, the plywood or oriented strand board (OSB) subfloor floats on a corrugated or “cleated” waterproof underlayment, so the wood never actually touches the floor. The underlayment material can be made of Styrofoam or heavy-duty polyethylene, the same material used in corrug ...more

How To : Make homemade flour tortillas

Everything tasted better homemade than out of the package. For your next fiesta, why not make your own tortillas? With this descriptive tutorial on how to make homemade flour tortillas, the process is easy and requires no special equipment. To make homemade tortillas you will ...more

How To : Make a kaleidoscope

In this series, Elliott Kwong tells you how to build your very own kaleidoscope using such basic items as pvc pipe, a mirror and a Petri dish. Elliott Kwong talks you through each easy step, from cutting the pipe to breaking the mirror to creating the scene in the Petri dish t ...more

How To : Install an air valve for hot-water heating system

Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install an air valve for a hot-water heating system. Steps: 1. Turn off water leading to the boiler. 2. Mark the pipe for cutting, which allows the installation of the air valve. 3. Use reciprocating saw to cut out section ...more

News : DIY Star Trek Mailbox Made with PVC

This is definitely the work of a Trekkie. Reddit user ModXMV shared the below image of his uncle's new homemade Star Trek mailbox. It's constructed of different-sized PVC pipe, a plastic dish container, wood, lights, etc. It even has a solar panel attached so it can light up ...more

How To : Make a Simple Didgeridoo from PVC

Traditional Aboriginal didgeridoos are made from trees that have been hollowed out by termites. Finishing work to smooth out surfaces and decorate the didgeridoo would soon follow. Lucky for you, you don't have to spend lots of money or find a hollowed out tree to create a did ...more

HowTo : Old DVD Drive + Yankee Ingenuity= Ghetto iPod Dock

Sometimes ghetto is the way to go. Yankee ingenuity is always the way to go (at least on WonderHowTo, that is). Says creator Tim Schiesser, "I noticed recently that my DVD drive wasn’t getting much love, but my iPod Nano was getting loads of use and needs charging all the tim ...more

How To : Make a rocket

In this video you learn to make a PVC rocket that can travel hundreds of meters high. You start off by cutting your PVC pipe 62 mm long. Next dilute some kitty litter in a bowl to make it damp to compress. This makes a plug. Plug the pipe with 1 cm of liter. Then you add the r ...more

How To : Pull Off The Bloody Deodorant Prank!

You'll Need: Your victim's deodorant Plastic Wrap Fake Blood Cutting Tool Setting Up Once you have your victim's deodorant, you need to open it. It helps to twist the stick downward in order to have more room. Get a piece of plastic wrap and cover the top of the deodorant. ...more

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