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
Pvc Water Pipe
What would MacGyver do if he was stranded on a trash dump in the middle of the ocean? If he had the right supplies, chances are he'd come up with something very similar to this PVC and duct tape boat. C'mon, we all know MacGyver always has duct tape on him! A while back, Ben ...more
If you haven't had a pile of pipe and fittings to play with before, it's hard to see what is so cool about a plain, plastic pipe. All it does in the house is carry the poop away. Really, who cares? It's hard to even decide where to begin here. The first chance I personally ha ...more
When you're using vacuum power, moving water, or compressing air, it's more than likely being done with some sort of pump. I'll be needing a pump for some of my future projects, so in this tutorial, I'll be showing you how to make your own customizable PVC hand pump that will ...more
Grab some PVC pipe, random bolts and screws, and an old handsaw and get ready to build a realistic looking laser gun prop. While this guide does help you learn how to make a laser gun, you can feel free to stray from it a bit if you want to get more creative.
In this clip, learn how to make a fast, cheap and super easy mount for your your bicycle to display safety lights. Wearing bike lights at night will help you stay safe in the dark and if you want to avoid the cost of getting lights custom fitted, this hack is perfect for you. ...more
Have a PVC pipe that's in an awkward position and you're having a hard time reaching it to cut it? This video demonstrates that cutting a PVC pipe is as simple as wrapping a nylon string around it. Now you can cut through a PVC pipe without a saw or knife.
This is a vine trellis made using bent PVC Pipe.
Overhead camera boom made with PVC pipe, from Dino at Hack a Week: "The parts for the boom cost about $35 and took about an hour to assemble. I might make a change to the overhead mount and see if I can use a double roller channel from a pocket door. This will facilitate easi ...more
This is pretty cool here. They're using PVC pipe to make new legs and feet for amputees. Instead of paying thousands of dollars, an amputee can now get a new limb for $25.
This guy has figured out a really cool way to make a personal combination safe from PVC pipe. This is the ultimate stash box, and it can be scaled up or down to a variety of sizes.
This is an easy and simple dolly you can make with just a few lengths of PVC pipe and some wheels taken from a pair of Rollerblades. You'll also need a few pieces of hardware to attach it, like screws.
1000 words, or this: Created by Korean artist Kang Duck-Bong, these sculptures are made with a large number of cut PVC pipe, which is then covered in urethane paint. Currently on display at Gallery 4Walls in Seoul, Lorea through December 23rd.
This tutorial shows you how to make a boffer larp safe mace. Get some PVC pipe, a foam noodle you can get at a drug store, and some soft foam for the head. Then cover your pipe with pipe insulation and sheath the weapon in latex.
If you live in a small apartment or condo unit, you have a very small amount of space to grow or enjoy plants. If you're looking for a good solution to adding some green to a balcony or window seal, this video may be for you. In this tutorial, you'll find out how to easily mak ...more
There's a ton of videos on the web of musicians playing homemade PVC instruments, but I just recently stumbled upon the impressive work of PVC pipe player Kent Jenkins, aka Snubby J. His most recent video features a duet with his faux-twin, playing "Wizards in Winter" by the T ...more
Ask the Builder host, Tim Carter, demonstrates how to drill holes for PVC plumbing pipe fittings so that you don't waste valuable time in your home enlarging a mis-drilled hole.
Now how's that for alliteration? WOO! Anyway, this has already made the rounds, but if you haven't seen it yet, check this out. When you take a low-slung four wheel bike frame, a crap load of PVC pipe, miles of duct tape and about 1,000 hours, you, too can drive a Porsche with ...more
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This is very similar to the PVC picture frame, but it's interesting enough to post it as well. I like circley [sic] patterns, and this little idea fits into that beautifully. This one also contains a better how-to than the picture frame article, so if you liked that concept bu ...more
Tim Carter, of Ask the Builder, shows you how to expertly prepare and join PVC piping for a non-leak plumbing connection. Great tips for want-to-be plumbers!
This lady has a simple, easy to follow how-to for making cool PVC picture frames.
DIY Photography has an interesting tutorial on creating a focusing mechanism/lens for around $4. Combine two PVC pipes of different radiuses with a magnifying glass. Cool project.
There's no how-to here, but I think anyone can figure this out. Great idea. I will probably make one for myself.
With about ten bucks and some imagination, you can make some cool stuff.
Simple, yet snappy. This is another Rolph design put together by yours truly. Everyone needs a Rolph in their life.
This guy has some great ideas, from planters to storage containers.
10 self-explanatory project ideas you can expand on to bring your kids fun for less!
Now, I know what you're thinking... "I need an extra sexy coffee table that is like no other." OK, Maybe not. Maybe you're thinking, "I need a conversation starter that doesn't have to do with economic injustice, Left/Right political paradigms or health insurance. I need it ...more
Watch this video to learn how to cap off a water pipe with a push fit fitting within seconds. Useful for when you absolutely have to cut a pipe. 1. Put an insert firmly into the pipe. 2. Push the fitting onto the pipe. 3. To take if off, just push on the collar and pull it of ...more
Everyone loves hookah, but not everyone knows how to set one up. This instructional how to video shows you the proper way to set up a hookah waterpipe. Watch and learn how easy it is to set up a hookah so that you have a nice smooth smoking session.
The base of the hookah is filled with about 3/4 with water and the top is screwed back onto it. Apple flavoured tobacco is placed inside a ceramic container and placed at the top of the hookah. The hose is placed on the hookah and a foil paper is placed over the top of ceramic ...more
This is a build-along for making a flattened PVC pipe bow. This style of bow made with PVC is more durable than the non-flattened kind, and looks more authentic. This bow, when finished, drew about 80# at 28". Part 1: Video: . Part 2: Video: . And Shooting the Bow: Video: .
Need some cool sound effects for your next film? Kipkay's got an idea… the "Rumble Pipe". This noisemaking pipe creates a rumbling sound perfect for any drone SFX. Try it out. It's just a little sounds effects gizmo. Cheap and easy! Materials: * 2" SCH 40 PVC * Hacksaw * Rul ...more
Install the pipe fittings of the hot water heater.
What’s better in the summer than playing around in the water? Lounging in the pool, water balloon fights, and playing in the sprinklers helps us forget how much it sucks to be outside in 100+ degree weather. Sprinklers are especially fun to play around in, particularly if you ...more
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
I know it seems a little redundant to post this when I've already posted a video, but it is kind of hard to get more than a vague idea from the video alone. I hope this sheds a little more light on the subject. I'm sure it also seems like I'm beating this idea to death, but th ...more
Nothing is more relaxing than the sound of moving water in the garden. Here's how to build a one-of-a-kind water feature in a weekend. How to: Step 1: Plumb the pot For this step, you'll need your decorative pot, a 1 3/4" by 1" barb fitting, a 1 3/4" PVC female adapter, plumb ...more
Tim Carter shows a clever method that prevents tree roots from entering an underground sewer or septic line. Check for underground utilities before attempting this project. In the spring, trees start to bloom and grow leaves. But they also have aggressive root growth. These r ...more
Watch this video from This Old House to learn how to install a utility sink. Steps: 1. Turn off water 2. Cut section from existing drain pipe and install a new Wye-fitting 3. Assemble PVC pipe and fittings for new drain/vent system 4. Glue drain/vent system to existing vent s ...more
In this video, we learn how to build your own stomp rocket out of household materials. Materials you will need are: plastic bottles, bicycle inner tube, 2 feet PVC pipe, duct tape, masking tape, and file folders or card stock. Now, take your PVC pipe and roll paper around it a ...more
A whole is drilled into the cap of a barrel with a 3 1/4 inch bit and another one an inch or more below the top and one of 3 inches width on the next side. Spreaded adapters ends are wrapped with plumbers tape; to prevent water leaks. The ends are then screwed together and pla ...more
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
We see Steampunk props all the time and wonder where the maker found all their pieces. In fact, for some people it's almost like a game to examine each prop and see if they can name all of the original parts. However, for a newcomer (or a novice at prop-making), it may be rea ...more
Real rockets require top ingenuity from physics and engineering experts, but you can construct a smaller replica that costs almost nothing can can be made from materials you already have at home or can find at a hardware store. Watch this video to learn how to create a soda b ...more
Have you ever wanted to launch your own rocket? Well, now you can, with little more than a two liter soda bottle, wire hangers, a bicycle pump and some PVC pipe Build a soda bottle water rocket. Click through to watch this video on pbs.org
Video: . Learn how to build your very own water balloon launcher out of PVC pipe.
If you're going to build yourself a water gun to cool down this summer, or maybe just a useful water pump, you'll need some check valves. However, the most expensive parts of a water pump or DIY super soaker are usually the check valves. So, let's make some from scratch for as ...more
Christmas trees, once decorated and brightly lit, are the penultimate holiday decoration, but authentic pines loose their brilliance fast if you're not giving them any nourishment. Plus, they are major fire hazards without regular hydration. However, watering one requires a lo ...more
This video shows you how to make your very own water filter. 1. 20mm PVC pipe for upper section larger debris. 2. Small wad synthetic fiber inside the pipe as a pre-filter. 3. Another 20mm PVC pipe filled with charcoal pellets inside. 4. A coupler is between the two pipes wit ...more
artjewelrymag teaches you how to use a liver of sulfur solution to create a patina. First, be sure to wear protective gloves and eye gear. Be sure to perform this operation in a well-ventilated area because sulfur smells like rotten eggs. To get started, add a few small pieces ...more
In this video, we learn how to install a dishwasher. First, take out your directions from the package and throw away the rest of the packaging. Also, discard your old dishwasher if you don't need it. Next, attach the PVC hose to the water supply, making sure it's turned off, t ...more
Get the requirements You will need a plastic cap (from a bottle), PVC pipe, and a tube with a diameter not larger than the cap's. Cap. PVC. Tube. Drill some holes You need to drill 2 little holes, one in the cap, and one in the PVC pipe. It should look like this: Hole in c ...more
Warm water is an essential part of life that we sometimes tend to take for granted. Over one billion people, or roughly one-seventh of the world's population, have no access to hot water. Warm water is not only comforting when showering and bathing, but also helps the body ge ...more