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How to Build a Fun PVC Sprinkler

SAFETY FIRST: Ask an adult to help with tools you haven't used before.

Cool off with this backyard summertime sprinkler system made from PVC pipes.

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WHAT YOU’LL NEED

  • Five 3⁄4″ x 10′ PVC pipes

Following the cutting diagram below, cut the following lengths from the five 3⁄4″ x 10′ PVC pipes:

  • Eight 36″ pieces
  • Six 24″ pieces
  • Four 12″ pieces
  • 12 10″ pieces

The following are 3⁄4″ fittings:

  • Four 90-degree elbows
  • 12 T-connections
  • Three end caps
  • Six 3⁄4″ to 1⁄2″ reducer Ts
  • One hose connector

The following are 1⁄2″ fittings:

  • Six 1⁄4 pattern shrub sprinkler heads
  • Six 6″ cut-off risers
  • Pencil
  • Measuring tape
  • Fine-tooth saw or pipe cutter
  • PVC glue
  • Sandpaper

WHAT YOU’LL DO

1. Follow the cutting diagram below and cut all the pieces to length. Sand the ends of each piece.

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2. Glue together the four 6′ vertical uprights. Connect the uprights with 2′ braces. These are the sides of the frame.

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3. Complete the horizontal ground support legs by gluing on the 1′ end pieces. Glue on the end caps and hose connector.

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4. Glue together the top two 5′ cross pieces. Connect them with two 2′ braces.

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5. Glue the assembled 5′ top section to the 6′  vertical leg assembles. Screw in the six cut-off risers and shrub sprinkler heads.

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6. Attach a water hose, and your project is complete. Remember, always follow local water restrictions and use this sprinkler in an area where you’ll be watering the grass while you play.

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PHOTOS OF COMPLETED PROJECT

Check out these photos of the completed sprinkler system sent in by Boys’ Life readers.

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1 Comment on How to Build a Fun PVC Sprinkler

  1. Niacin IV // July 2, 2016 at 9:56 am // Reply

    Super Cool! Im gonna build one!

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