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20 Inspiring PVC Pipe Projects for Gardeners

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Plastic PVC pipe can be used to create a variety of interesting and useful things in the garden and landscape. PVC pipe is lightweight, inexpensive, versatile and sturdy. Try some of these DIY PVC pipe projects in your garden this weekend.

1: Pvc Chicken Feeder

Easy to fill and hard to spill, this chicken feeder can be created in just a few minutes with a piece of PVC pipe and a couple of fittings. (you may like diy chicken feeder)

2: PVC Tomato Cage

Forget about those flimsy wire tomato cages sold at garden supply center to support your tomato plants. They can’t do the job very well and must be replaced every couple of years. Use this PVC pipe idea to build a tomato cage that will last for years and support all your tomato plants.

3: Sleeve PVC Planters

Use short lengths of PVC pipe to elevate your short flowers to new heights. Place a length of pipe in the ground, fill with soil and plant a flower. Easy and attractive way to use leftover pieces of PVC pipe.

4: Chicken PVC Pipe Pen

Combine this project with number 1 for 2 PVC projects that will keep your backyard chickens happy, safe and well-fed. Some PVC pipe and nylon of wore mesh can be fashioned into a safe and movable pen for chickens or turkeys.

5: Fold-Down PVC Greenhouse

This is a must-do for all gardeners. A simple, yet very effective fold down greenhouse that utilizes a lean-to style. This DIY PVC pipe project uses plastic pipe and sheeting to create a fold down greenhouse that will protect tender garden plants from the elements.

6: PVC Tomato Shelter

If you grow tomatoes for market (or are planning too) this unique Pvc shelter idea will enable you to grow bigger and more tomatoes. Sheltered from the harsh elements, this shelter allows just the right amount of sun light and rain to come through to the tomato plants. You may like to see popular varieties of tomatoes.

7: DIY Pvc Pipe Birdfeeder

This PVC pipe project will make you the envy of the neighborhood. Quick and easy to make, these DIY bird feeders will keep your feathered friends well-fed and add a touch of whimsy to your landscape. Make several of these so you’ll have plenty to share with friends.

8: Garden Irrigation System

Use PVC pipes and a water hose to create an inexpensive irrigation system for your raised bed garden. No more carrying water, no more wasted water from overhead sprinklers, this irrigation system puts the water right where its needed. You may also like to see diy sprinklers and drip irrigation system.

9: PVC Hose Caddy

This is one of those DIY pvc projects you’ll wish you had discovered sooner. This easy-to-make PVC hose caddy lets you rolls the garden hose around your landscape without having to lift and pull on it.

10: PVC Planters For Succulents

Use varying lengths of PVC tube to create this unique planters for succulent. Attractive, portable and practical, leftover pieces of PVC pipe can always be used as a diy planter.

11: PVC Water Gun

Here’s one for the kids (or the kid at heart). A simple to make water gun will provide hours of fun for very little cost. A great way to cool off in the hot summer. Find the details at Instructables. You may be interested to see diy projects for water pump.

12: Strawberry Planter Tower

Easy to make, easy to plant, easy to harvest. What could be better than that for aspiring strawberry growers? These PVC pipe planter towers allows you to grow an abundance of strawberries in a small space.

13: Aquaponic PVC Pipe Project

Use PVC pipes to create a vertical growing garden for any indoor space. Small cost, small space, big yields with this DIY idea.

14: PVC Child’s Sprinkler

More fun on a hot day than a barrel of monkeys! This easy-to-build Pvc child’s sprinkler idea will provide a summer or two of water fun for minimal cost.

15: PVC Pipe Greenhouse

If you thought a greenhouse was to expensive for you to own, think again. Use these greenhouse plans to build your own large and productive greenhouse in your own backyard. PVC pipe, plastic sheeting and some shelving is all that’s needed for this functional and attractive greenhouse.

16: PVC Garden Hoop House

Extend your vegetable growing season by starting early and ending late with this protective pvc hoop house project. Use lengths of plastic tube to create semi-circles over your garden plot, then cover with plastic sheeting as needed to protect tender garden plants.

17: PVC Pipe Watering Grid Project

Create this watering grid to water large areas of your lawn or garden without wasting one drop of water.

18: Corn and Bean PVC Planter

Stop bending and stooping when planting your corn and beans with this unique planter. Easy to make and it will save a lot of wear and tear on the knees and back.

19: Garden Stakes

Several garden vegetable and tall growing flowers need to be staked to keep them off the ground. Cut just the right lengths of PVC for the job, sharpen one end and drive it into the ground for stability. Get the details at Instructables.

20: PVC Raised Bed Cover

Protect your garden beds from hungry deer and other wandering wildlife by creating this raised bed cover using PVC pipes and plastic netting.

Gardening With Plastic Pipes – DIY PVC Pipe Garden Projects

Plastic PVC pipes are cheap, easy to find, and useful for so much more than just indoor plumbing. There are so many DIY projects creative people have come up with using these plastic tubes, and they extend to the garden. Try your hand at a DIY PVC pipe garden with some tips and ideas.

Gardening with Plastic Pipes

PVC pipes in the garden may seem counter to the idea of a natural environments and growing plants, but why not use this sturdy material? Especially if you have access to used pipes that are only going to be thrown away, turn them into useful garden implements, beds, and accessories.

In addition to the PVC pipes, all you really need to accomplish most of these plastic pipe garden projects is a drill, a tool that will cut the thick plastic, and any decorative materials you want to make the industrial plastic look pretty.

PVC Pipe Garden Ideas

The sky is the limit in your DIY PVC pipe garden. There are endless creative ways to give these pipes new life in the garden, but here are some ideas for projects to get your mind working:

  • Simple, elevated planters. Use short, leftover pieces of pipe as planters. Sink the pipe into the ground until it is at the desired height, add soil, and plant flowers. Create different heights in beds for visual interest.
  • Vertical towers for small space. Longer pieces of tube can be used on patios or in other small spaces to create a vertical garden. Cut holes in the sides and fill the tube with soil. Plant flowers, vegetables, or herbs in the holes. These can also be used horizontally for hydroponic gardening.
  • Drip irrigation. Create lines or grids of thin PVC pipes that can be laid down in vegetable gardens. Drill small holes in the sides and attach a hose at one end for easy drip watering. This can also make a fun sprinkler toy for the kids.
  • Tomato cages. Create a three-dimensional grid, or cage, of thinner pipes to create a structure to support tomato plants. This idea also works for any vine plant that needs support.
  • Seed planter. Instead of bending over to drop seeds into holes in the garden, use a PVC pipe. Attach a holder to the top of a length of thin tube to hold your seed, position the bottom of the pipe in the soil, and drop the seed from a comfortable level.
  • Garden tool organizer. In the garage or gardening shed, attach pieces of pipe to the walls as holders for rakes, shovels, hoes, and other implements.
  • A cage to protect plants. If deer, bunnies, and other critters are nibbling on your vegetables, create a simple cage out of PVC pipes. Cover it with netting to protect your beds.

More DIY Ideas

Design a PVC home garden can be interesting and innovative while you dive into it. PVC pipe can be used for just about anything. It is such a magical material that you can make vertical, space saving and self irrigated clean garden for fresh fruits and veggies, you can also use them as planter frame or watering system. We have some PVC projects featured on our website, the fun way to giant knit blanket with PVC is super exciting, the stacked PVC shoe racks is so easy and neat to keep doorway and closet organized. And as an inexpensive alternative, they can be used for more than just piping. Here is a list of ways to use PVC pipes in your garden and backyard that you may love to start now:

1. PVC Aquaponic Garden

2. DIY Hydroponic Garden Tower

Over 100 plants in 10 sq feet, amazing to start own clean and no garden planting.

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3. Vertical PVC Strawberry Tower

This PVC pipe vertical planter tower is a great way to grow strawberries, and saving spaces, learn how to make it to make your own strawberry garden here: PVC Pipe Vertical Strawberry Planter Tutorial.

4. PVC Vegetable Shelf

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5. Hanging PVC Planter

PVC Floating Window Planter via A Beautiful Mess

PVC Vertical Planter

6. PVC Sleeve Planters for Garden

Scatter these planters as lawn or landscape accents. Or arrange them in rows to form edging that also becomes part of your garden. (Tutorial: Lowes)

7. A-Frame Hydroponic Garden

A-Frame Hydroponic Garden

16 Unimaginable DIY PVC Pipe Planters that can summon your sleeping gardener spirit in you. Perfect PVC Garden Projects if you’re a small space gardener!

Chances are you may feel an urge to visit the hardware store after reading these ideas.

1. Vertical Grow Tower for Vegetables

Grow crispy lettuce or mixed greens in a single PVC pipe vertical grow tower like this and save a lot of space! Get the in-depth details at Attainable Sustainable.

2. PVC Pipe Mosaic Planters

Find out how some ordinary PVC pipes turned into beautiful mosaic planters in this tutorial here.

3. Vertical Tube Planter

Grow strawberries in a vertical tube planter like this to save space and efforts! The instructions are available at Urban Green Space.

4. PVC Hanging Planter

Plant your favorite succulents or other trailing plants in a modern hanging planter, which you can create out of PVC pipes. Watch the video tutorial here.

5. PVC Pipe Strawberry Planter

After a vertical PVC pipe strawberry planter, try the horizontal way for growing strawberries! Watch the directions here.

6. PVC Garden Hydroponics

Try growing plants in the hydroponic culture at home with this PVC hydroponic garden idea. This is a bit time-consuming project, and you may need someone by your side to complete it.

7. Pipe Garden Planter

Upcycle colorful PVC pipes into planters. It is easy to understand and a neat idea to recycle unused pipes. We found the idea here.

8. Pillar Planter

Grow ornamental grasses or ferns in these contemporary pillar planter that are made using the PVC pipes. Find the tutorial at Curbly.

9. Indoor PVC Planters

Get PVC pipe end caps to make these mini planters for your succulents indoors. Follow the DIY post here.

10. PVC Pipe Strawberry Planter

Another vertical PVC pipe strawberry planter tower tutorial for you to consider to have a homegrown supply of juicy strawberries.

11. PVC Pots

These pots are easy to make, cheap, durable, and good-looking. You will need PVC couplings and caps and this tutorial to complete this project.

12. Plumbing Elbow Planters

Plumbing elbows attached to walls can be a brilliant way to hold items, accessories, cut flowers, and plants as well. Find the translated version of this DIY here.

13. Vertical PVC Pipe Garden

This vertical PVC pipe garden project is a cure for your lack of space problem. You can grow cherry tomatoes, peppers, strawberries, greens, and herbs in it. Find the tutorial at the Instructables.

14. PVC Vertical Planter (Editor’s Choice)

This is the best DIY PVC PLANTER project in this list. A 4-inch planter pipe is inserted in a planter, filled with soil and plants. Get the inspiring tutorial at the HGTV.

15. Cute PVC Planter

What’s better than a PVC planter? A patterned PVC planter that you can create easily in a day! Visit The DIY Network to know more.

16. Unimaginable PVC Pipe Garden

Create an out of the blue PVC pipe garden for yourself to beautify your wall space! The tutorial is available at BHG.

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Learning how to grow strawberries horizontally doesn’t have to be difficult. Over the years, we have found this method of growing strawberries has produced amazing results as well as saved us valuable space in our gardens.

So the first thing you’re going to need before you head to the hardware store is a supply list. These are only suggestions. You can definetly make these your own and hang them any way that you like and what workls best for your space. I’m going to put a list of the exact items I used and you can go from there.

First things first, do you have what you need?

Measure the area you plan to put these PVC pipe strawberry containers. I found that most of the pipe in the major hardware stores carry pipe like this in 10′ lengths. So the amount you need will depend on where you plan to hang these. So measure your space. Very important step.

Also, make sure you have all the tools you’ll need to finish this project. There’s nothing worse then getting started on something and then having to stop and head to the store (again) because you forgot something. I’ll have a tool list below as well so take a look at that as well.

Supply List:

  • 4″ SDR 35 PVC pipe (amount and length will very depening on the are you want to hang these in). Usually comes in 10′ lengths (for reference).
  • 4″ SDR 35 PVC caps. You’ll place these on the end of the pipe once you’ve filled it with soil. So you’ll need 2 caps for each piece of PVC pipe you’ll use. You can double check while at the hardware store to make sure they’ll fit the pipe you’re buying.
  • Rafter hangers. We used these to hang our strawberry pipes up with. We used 3 hangers for each length of pipe but you could probably get away with just using 2 for each. It’s personal preference.
  • 3/4″ metal hanger strap (optional). If you decide not to use the rafter hangers so your PVC garden is moveable, you could also use a “U” bracket (if you can find one large enough) or this metal hanger strap and screw it into place.
  • Screws (optional). This is if you decide to use the metal strap hanger then you’ll need screws as well.
  • Organic gardening soil. The amount you’ll need will also depend on how many you are making.
  • Strawberry plants. We planted these every 9.5″ down the length of our pvc pipe.

Tools List:

  • Sharpie for marking your pipe.
  • Hand saw for cutting your pipe down to size. You can also ask the guys at your local hardware stuff to cut the pvc pipe to length for you. Most of the time they are very helpful and more than happy to do this.
  • Tape measure.
  • Gloves (optional). I always wear gloves in the garden.
  • Drill.
  • 3″ saw hole drill bit. Again, If you decide to use a smaller pipe, you’ll want to use a smaller diameter saw hole bit as well. We used a 4″ pipe with a 3″ diameter bit-for reference.
  • 5/16″ drill bit for drainage holes.
  • 15/64″ drill bit for smaller drain holes in between the 5/16″ drilled holes.
  • Gardening shovel to scoop the soil into the pvc pipe.
  • Screwdriver (optional). I used this to pry the pieces of pipe out of the saw hole bit. If you have another idea for how to get these out, leave it in the comments section below. I could not think of any other way to get these pieces out after I drilled each hole.

This is what was stamped on the back of the pipe we purchased for this project.

SDR 35 PVC cap. If you are unsure, check fit at the hardware store to make sure you have the right one.

Steps for making these PVC pipe planting containers for strawberries:

  • Measure the spaces you want to put these pipes to hang. Remember to leave at least an inch (if not 2-3″) of wiggle room. This will make it easy to remove them at the end of season to clean them out in preparation for next year.
  • Measure the length of pipe and mark with your sharpie where it needs to be cut.
  • With your handsaw, cut the pipe down to the length you need it if you didn’t have the gentlemen at the hardware store do so for you.
  • After cutting the pipe to the length you want it, it’s a good idea just to double check fit. Optional, but this is something I always do.

Make sure you leave enough room for your strawberries to grow.

  • Measure where you want to plant your strawberries. We have found that having one plant every 7″ or so was good and allowed the strawberries adequate room to grow. We measure (and mark) every 9.5″ along the length of the pipe so you’ll end up with 7 inches (roughly) between each 3″ hole.
  • Install your 3″ saw hole bit onto your drill. Make sure it’s tight.
  • With the pipe laying on the ground and locked in between your feet, drill the 3″ holes along the length of your pipe. I did find that having someone to help with this part was much easier. However, if you are doing this alone ladies, I did find that having leverage on your drill and locking the base of the drill in between your legs kept it from spinning. You’ll need to put signifigant pressure down ontop of it while drilling as well. Watch the video if you want the full demo of this being done.

TIP: Make sure the drill bit in the center is on the mark that you made. This will ensure that it is centered.

Just a suggestion:

  • After each 3″ hole you drill, take a screwdriver and pop out the piece of plastic pipe from the inside of the bit. If you get too many pieces in there it can be really tricky to get out.

CAUTION: Be sure that your hands or fingers are no where near the trigger for the drill while doing this. You could get seriously injured if you hit that trigger while you had a screwdriver in there. Yes, I know this seems obvious, but I’m stating this because I’m not liable if you get injured. While you’re at it, don’t forget to wear your eye protection too.

  • Once you have drilled your 3″ holes down the length of your pipe, it’s time to clean up around the edges a bit. Not something you have to do, but it will look much cleaner when you are finished. I just used my leather gloved hand to do this. Pulling the plastic bits off and wiping down the sides of the holes was sufficent enough. You could use sand paper if you wanted this really smoothe. It’s up to you.

Time to drill your drainage holes!

  • Now that you have finished drilling all your 3″ holes to put your plants in, it’s time to drill our drainage holes on the opposite side.
  • Take your sharpie and your tape measure and put a mark every 3″ down the underside of your pipe.
  • Remove your 3″ saw hole drill bit from your drill and install the 5/16″ drill bit.
  • Drill holes at each of your 3″ marks you just made down the length of the pipe.
  • Once you have those holes all drilled, remove that drill bit and replace it with a 15/64″ bit. Drill a hole in between each of the holes you previously drilled with the 5/16th bit. Once you have done this, you should have a hole drilled every 1.5″ down the underside of the pipe for drainage.

Time to empty!

  • Tip your pipe over and empty out all the fragments of plastic from the drilling. You dont want to have that in your soil.
  • Place one of the caps you purchased on ONE end of your pipe. No need to glue as you’ll want to be able to remove this at the end of growing season and clean it out.
  • Once you have one end of the pipe capped, grab the kids and begin to fill your pipe as full as you can with potting soil.

I found the easiest and fastest way to fill the pipe with soil was to hold it up at an angle and put the soil in. When it started to backup, I simply tipped the pipe up to force the soil down to the bottom.

  • After your piece of pvc pipe is as full as you can get it, place the other cap on the end you just filled.

Almost done!

  • I prefer to plant standing up. But you can do this on the ground if thats easier for you. I placed my rafter hangers in place, then placed my filled pvc pipe on the hangers for easy planting. I used 3 hangers for each section of pipe.
  • Plant your strawberry plants or herbs into your PVC pipe planter. Fill with more soil as you go if needed.

Don’t forget to water!

  • Once you have finished planting all your strawberries, don’t forget to water them.

Do you have a favorite way to grow strawberries that produces amazing results?

I love to garden. When spring time is around the corner I start itching to be outside. I’m always looking for new ways to do things and growing produce is no exception. If you have a favorite way to grow strawberries that produces great results, share in the comments section below!

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DIY Vertical PVC Planter – Simple Space Saver for Your Garden

Here’s the perfect solution for anyone dreaming of a gorgeous garden but with little space to make it happen – a simple and easy-to-make DIY Vertical PVC Planter. After all, if you can’t expand your garden horizontally, why not think vertically instead!

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Genius in its simplicity, this planter not only makes maximum use of all available space, but is also wonderfully convenient and kind to the environment. Its unique watering system makes sure that as little water as possible is wasted – any excess water simply gets soaked up by the next plant below! Fully portable, impervious to weeds and reusable time and time again, you really won’t believe the kind of potential your own garden could have with just a few of these babies up and running!

Tools For the Job

You’ll need just a few bits and pieces to get started, of which many you might find you already have lying around the home:

  • An electric drill with a hole cutting bit that will cut a 5 – 7cm hole
  • A 2 or 3mm drill bit for the watering pipe
  • A length of PVC downpipe 100mm or 150mm diameter. (The length will = the height of the unit)
  • End cap for the downpipe
  • A narrower diameter (15mm or thereabouts) length of downpipe for watering. Make it about 8 – 10cm longer than the downpipe.
  • A cork
  • A knife
  • Duct tape
  • A length of geotextile (or hessian would do) for wrapping the watering pipe
  • Twine for tying the fabric to the watering tube
  • Good fertile soil (test it if you can – strawbs prefer it slightly acidic)
  • 1 liter or of coarse gravel
  • Your choice of plants (I used a mixture of different varieties)
  • Large tub or box (to stand unit in whilst filling)
  • Fixing collar or ties

Take inspiration from the guides and plans pictures here and enjoy your new garden!

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PVC Pipe Vertical Strawberry Planter Tutorial – by Urban Green Space

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A few more ideas

1. This is another similar idea of making Hydroponic Garden Tower Using PVC Pipes.

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2. How To Build a Gravity-Based PVC Aquaponic Garden Very Easily

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3. Growing strawberry in basket is a fantastic addition for your garden. Tutorial by HGTV

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4.These DIY old jeans planters are amazing good looking.

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Having your own garden at home will provide many benefits. One of them is to reduce spending to buy a variety of vegetables and other kitchen needs that can be planted in a home garden. But sometimes the land at home is too narrow so the only solution is to make a vertical garden. There are many ways to make a vertical garden, one of which is using PVC pipes.

PVC pipes are very durable, but also quite flexible. Because PVC pipes are designed to be installed and connected, it will be easy to form a cage. It is possible to color PVC pipes and some details to make your neighbors jealous of you. With a wide selection of PVC pipes and fittings to choose from, there are dozens and dozens of plantation projects that you can try.

Best DIY Vertical Garden With PVC Pipes Ideas

You can easily install pipes in the stem for stability. You can use PVC pipes to make a very beautiful strawberry tower which is a very pleasant approach to growing a lot of strawberries in limited yard space. PVC pipes are construction materials that are often and rather cheap to buy. You need flexible PVC pipes, strong threads and you’re done.

But it takes a trick when you are going to cut the pipe, consider the clutch that you will use to attach the pipe to the bottom of the tank. Therefore, you can cut the pipe into small pieces based on the way you need to design it.

Here are ideas and gardening solutions in a narrow area with a vertical garden

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You can use the front page or back of your house by presenting a beautiful garden that you can create yourself with ideas and inspiration from this article and with the pictures above. You can make it yourself at home not need to invite many gardeners to arrange it.

PVC pipes are a common construction material and are very cheap to buy. Best of all, they are available in read-made form in the market. You simply visit a store, and buy a PVC pipe of your desired length. These PVC pipe are used in drainage, electricity wirings, etc. and you can also drill, cut and glue them quite easily. PVC pipes have been creative things for DIY projects, as they give a lot of ideas to use them in your garden. You just need to use you skills to pop out an amazing piece of creativity in your garden with the help of these cheap PVC pipes.

Well, no one has that much time to think over such ideas. That is why we did the hard work for you and have 25 creative PVC pipe projects for gardeners like you. You will be amazed with the effectiveness and use of these projects in your garden, and how cheap, reliable and fun it would be to create such projects yourself in your home. So, let us check out on these cool PVC pipe projects.

1) PVC Raised Bed Cover

Have a garden bed? Then you can protect them from wandering deer, or other creatures that can harm or eat them up. Simply join some thin PVC pipes, and fix a net over them to provide extra protection to your garden bed.

2) PVC Garden Stakes

There are many plants, vegetables that grow in your garden and need a stake that keeps them off the ground. Simply cut a PVC pipe and stake it with the plant or vegetable to provide it support and keep it off the ground.

3) PVC Corn and Bean Planter

Have problems in bending? Then create a PVC Corn and Bean Planter and plant them without bending to protect your knees and back from pain. It is very easy to create one.

4) PVC Watering Grid

Rest on a chair and let the PVC Water Grid do its work automatically. This water grid can help to water the garden without wasting a single drop of water. Simply join some PVC pipes, attach a water pipe and watch the automatic watering system. The size of grid depends on your own requirement.

5) PVC Garden Hoop House

A PVC garden Hoop House can help you out in extending the vegetable growing season. With the help of this Hoop House, you can start earlier and end late, by adding extra protection. You need some flexible PVC pipes, bend them in semi-circles and fix the structure to protect the tender plants.

6) PVC Greenhouse

If you want to have a greenhouse of your own, then use PVC pipes to create one. You need to arrange PVC pipes in a hut like shape, cover the structure with plastic sheet and shelving. Finally place the plants inside it and see the healthy growth of your plants.

7) PVC Children Sprinkles

Take 4 PVC pipes, attach them to create a square box, and pinch small holes in them. Finally attach a water pipe at one end and provide your child a cool water sprinkler in hot summer

8) PVC Aquaponic Garden

You can create a vertical garden indoors. This requires a very small startup cost, a small space and finally this great idea. You can easily create an indoor garden and grow vegetables, fruits or flowers.

9) PVC Strawberry Planter Tower

Strawberry plants grow by twirling around a support. You can give it a Tower Support with a PVC pipe of greater circumference. This allows you to grow more strawberries in a small place.

10) PVC Water Gun

Make this summer cool with exciting games. Cut PVC pipe in a gun style shape, attach a water pipe and start firing towards your opponent in the garden.

11) PVC Planter for Succulent

Take different lengths and circumference PVC pipe and create a planter for Succulent. This is an attractive and creative design. You simply need to fill in the soil and plant the Succulent.

12) PVC Hose Caddy

Accommodating your Hose, rolling it and carrying it could be very difficult. You can create this easy PVC Hose Caddy, and roll the garden hose over it without the need to lift or carry it.

13) PVC Garden Irrigation System

Arrange long PVC pipes along the length of your garden, pinch small holes in them, arrange them in a grid and attach a pipe on the other end. In this way you will save a lot of your money and can easily water your green beds without wasting water.

14) PVC DIY Birdfeeder

You neighbor can’t resist to ask you how you did it. Simply cut small PVC pipes, close them from both ends, cut the from center top and fill it with bird food. For beauty, add colors and attach beads on it. Finally hang it on door or under the shade in your garden.

15) PVC Tomato Shelter

Tomatoes can spoil if exposed to sun for a long time. You can create a PVC shelter with attached plastic sheeting over it to give your fresh red tomatoes safe and right amount of sunlight.

16) PVC Fold-Down Greenhouse

You definitely need this PVC project, as it effectively folds and unfolds the greenhouse sheet whenever needed. Simply give a firm support to a PVC pipe, attach a plastic sheet and finally create a Fold-Down greenhouse.

17) PVC Chicken Pen

For this project you need PVC pipe and nylon of a wore mesh. Simply create a PVC house for your chickens according to their number, cover it with the nylon mesh, add some chicken food and you are done with a Chicken Pen.

18) PVC Sleeve Planters

For this you need bigger circumference PVC of short lengths. Fill them with soil and plant the Sleeve flower in it to mount them off the ground. This way, your flowers will be prominent as well.

19) Tomato Cage

Kick the flimsy wired tomato cage that you bought for a high price, and create a PVC cage in order to give extra support and protection to your Tomatoes. This also protects the tomatoes from getting rotten.

20) PVC Chicken Feeder

Have difficulty to feed your chickens? Then take an elbow PVC pipe of bigger circumference, close it from one end with a plastic sheet and fill it with chicken food. Let the chickens enjoy the food without any fuss.

21) PVC Toddler Chair

If you kid loves to do gardening with you, then you can gift him a self-made durable PVC chair. Use the strong PVC, and make sure that the kid age doesn’t exceed 7 years, else the chair can deform from its original shape.

22) PVC Rack Pipe Frame

You can design a PVC Rack frame, and hang the small plant pots that are lightweight, and need protection from kids.

23) PVC Soccer Goal

Let you kid play while you do the gardening by creating a PVC Soccer goal net. Simply arrange and attach some PVC Pipes in a Goal Frame Structure and attach a net over it.

24) PVC Snow Shows

Too much snow in your Garden in winter season? Having Difficulty to walk? Then try these PVC Snow shows that are very easy to create. You need a flexible PVC pipe, a strong thread and you are done.

25) PVC Hanging Planters

Just like the PVC Birdfeeder, take a large and big circumference PVC and cut it from the top center. Finally, fill it with soil and plant your flowers. You can color the PVC pipe and some detailing to make your neighbor envious of you.

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Arguably one of the most universal and versatile types of plastic piping, PVC pipes have been in use for over 80 years, servicing a multitude of applications in various market sectors around the world. Compared to metal piping, PVC pipes are exceptionally strong and durable, with complete corrosion resistance and with little risk of succumbing to thermal expansion or contraction. Economical and robust, these pipes come in various sizes with a range of available fittings and can be used for both warm or cold water applications depending on the type of PVC variant.

What is PVC Pipe Used For?

PVC pipes are commonly used for manufacturing sewage pipes, water mains and irrigation. Possessing very long-lasting properties, PVC pipes are easy to install, lightweight, strong, durable and easily recyclable, making them cost-efficient and sustainable. The smooth surface of PVC pipes also encourages faster water flow due to lower amounts of friction than piping made from other materials such as cast iron or concrete. PVC pipes can also be manufactured to varying lengths, wall thicknesses and diameters, according to international sizing standards such as DIN 8061, ASTM D1785 and ASTM F441.

How are PVC Pipes Made?

PVC pipes are manufactured by extrusion of raw material PVC, and generally follow the same steps of typical pipe extrusion operations:

  • Feeding of raw material pellets / powder into the PVC twin screw extruder
  • Melting and heating in multiple extruder zones
  • Extruding through a die to shape into a pipe
  • Cooling of the shaped pipe
  • Cutting of PVC pipes to the desired length

However, despite having a similar manufacturing procedure to most plastic piping, PVC pipes have intrinsic characteristics that pose additional challenges to pipe manufacturers both in terms of production, as well as positioning their products on the market.

The Challenges of PVC Pipe Manufacturing
Increased Extruder Friction

Due to the nature of PVC plastic, PVC extruders are subjected to high amounts of friction and stress. This means that to guarantee a long service life, PVC pipe production lines require the use of specialized extruders that utilize a twin screw extruder configuration, as well as featuring robust construction materials that can withstand the harsh PVC extruder operating conditions.

Differentiating From Competitors

Since PVC piping is one of the most used types of piping, there is a lot of competition between manufacturers. It is therefore of paramount importance for PVC pipe producers to differentiate themselves from their competitors, both in terms of delivering consistent product quality, as well as offering a wide range of products at competitive prices. Such differentiation can only be achieved through the use of world class manufacturing equipment, that maximizes productivity while minimizing costs and has the capacity to produce a wide variety of PVC pipe sizes. DRTS offers a range of effective turnkey solutions that guarantee this type of effective operation, such as equipment with integrated Industry 4.0 functionality, advanced connectivity, ease of integration and multi-layer die heads that maximize savings.

Providing A Comprehensive Product Range

PVC pipes come in various sizes and diameters, and for each size exists a variety of fittings. Therefore it is highly desirable for PVC pipe manufacturers to present the market with a comprehensive range of products. DRTS supports PVC pipe producers with a wide variety of ready-made PVC pipe fittings, available in various types and sizes, helping you bring your products to market with a complete family of PVC piping products.

DRTS PVC Pipe Production Lines

DRTS offers complete turnkey production lines for PVC pipe manufacturing. Twin screw PVC extruders come in a wide range of types and sizes to suit a variety of clients’ manufacturing needs. DRTS offers a variety of PVC production lines that can produce pipes from as small as 16mm and as large as 630mm. No matter what the client needs, DRTS offers machinery and configurations for all stages of the production line to guarantee the fast, efficient and reliable manufacture of PVC pipes.

Learn More with DRTS

Get more information regarding our PVC pipe production lines and how to become an independent manufacturer here!

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Video: How to Glue PVC Pipes

Gary Wentz, an editor for Family Handyman, will show you how to glue PVC pipes to get a fast, leak-free seal.

Make square cuts for strong PVC joints

Photo 1: Cutting PVC pipes

Get clean, square cuts with a fine-tooth saw and a homemade guide.

Square pipe ends fit snugly into the fittings, allowing plenty of contact area for the solvent cement to work. They also make a smoother interior surface for better water flow. A power miter saw and other special tube cutters guarantee square cuts, but you don’t have to buy them. You can do a good job with just a handsaw and an improvised guide. The photo shows an easy-to-use guide that’s made by screwing together scraps of 2×4.

For the best results, use a saw with fine teeth and a blade that’s 3 or 4 in. wide. A hacksaw is a poor choice because the narrow blade tends to wander easily. Special saws for cutting plastic pipe are a worthwhile investment if you do much plumbing work. You’ll find them in the plumbing tool area or with the handsaws in most home centers and hardware stores. Otherwise, any fine tooth saw will work.

Sand off the saw burrs for a better fit

Photo 1: De-burr the inside

File off the inner burrs with sandpaper. Left in place, burrs can snag hair and other debris, causing clogs.

Photo 2: De-burr the outside

Knock off the outer burrs with sandpaper; the pipe will slip into the fitting easier and you’ll get a tighter fit.

Plastic burrs left from sawing can cause trouble in PVC pipes. Outside the pipe they’ll interfere with a good fit. On the inside they can collect debris and slow the water flow. You can remove them with a file or pocketknife, but sandpaper is easier to use and works great. Simply roll a quarter sheet of 80-grit sandpaper into a tube and flatten it slightly to match the curve of the pipe. Then hold the sandpaper at an angle and sand the inside and outside of the plastic pipe until you create slightly beveled edges.

Mark the pipe and fitting for precise orientation

Photo 1: Mark the pipe and fitting

Mark the orientation of PVC joints when you dry-fit them. It’s a lot easier than trying to adjust the fit while the cement is hardening.

By the time you spread the solvent cement on both the pipe and the fitting and press them together, you have only several seconds to get the alignment right before the pieces are stuck together. That’s why it’s a good idea to make alignment marks beforehand on PVC joints where orientation is critical. Dry-fit the pipe and pvc pipe connectors fitting, using a torpedo level if needed to align the fitting, and make a mark across the fitting and pipe. Use these marks to align the fitting and pipe when you join them with solvent cement.

Push and twist for leak-proof PVC joints

Photo 1: Apply the PVC cement

Wipe the inside of the fitting and the outside of the pipe with pvc primer. Spread an even layer of solvent PVC cement on the inside of the fitting and outside of the pipe.

Photo 2: Push and twist

Push the pipe into the PVC pipe connectors fitting and twist until the marks are aligned. Press and hold the pipe for about 15 seconds.

Just swiping the pipe with cement and pushing on the fitting won’t ensure a strong joint. You want to make sure you have an even layer of cement over all mating surfaces.

If you’re using PVC or CPVC pipe, wipe PVC primer around the pipe and into the fitting to prepare it for the solvent PVC cement. Let it dry about 10 seconds. Then spread an even layer of solvent cement on the same surfaces. To keep excess solvent cement from being pushed into water piping, don’t apply too much to the inside of the socket on the fitting. At this point you have to work fast to complete the assembly. Align the fitting and pipe about a quarter turn from their final orientation. Then twist the fitting a quarter turn as you press it onto the pipe. Twisting the fitting helps spread the solvent cement evenly to ensure a solid joint. If you’ve made alignment marks, make sure they’re aligned with each other. Hold the pipe and fitting together for about 15 seconds until the cement grabs. If you let go immediately, the pipe may push out of the fitting, resulting in a weak joint.

CAUTION!

The solvent vapors from the PVC primer and cement can make you dizzy and are dangerous to your health. Make sure you have plenty of ventilation or wear an approved organic vapor respirator when working with PVC primer and solvent cement.

Fix mistakes with a coupling

Photo 1: The problem

OOPS! The assembled PVC pipes don’t reach the predrilled hole because we dry-fit the PVC pipes and forgot to allow extra length for “shrinkage.”

Photo 2: The solution

Saw out the bad section. Fix the goof, using new parts if necessary. Use a coupling to rejoin the parts. Prime (if needed) and cement the parts together.

It’s always a bummer to make a mistake. But at least with PVC pipes it’s easy to fix. Simply saw out the messed up section, whether it’s too long, too short or crooked. Correct the mistake and reassemble the joint with a coupling. In some cases, you can reuse the old section of pipe and fitting. Otherwise, set it aside and cut new parts. You may be able to use the bad section later.

Tip: Buy extra fittings. Having extras on hand will save a trip to the store. And you can return the extras when you’re done.

Allow for shrinkage if you dry-fit the PVC pipes

Most novice pipe fitters find it reassuring to cut and assemble a group of pipes and fittings before gluing them together. It’s OK to do this as long as you’re aware of the pitfalls.

Don’t jam the pipe and fitting together too tight. They’ll get stuck and can be difficult to get apart. If a fitting does get stuck, just set a block of wood against the lip and pound the fitting loose with a hammer.

Leaving the fittings loose keeps them from getting stuck, but it creates another problem. You can’t assume that the final assembly will be the same size as the dry-fit parts. When you apply solvent cement to the pipe and fitting and press them together, you’ll lose a little length at each joint. On 1-1/2 in. pipes, this could be as much as 3/8 in. per joint. So keep this in mind if you dry-fit, and allow extra length where fit is crucial.

Another tip is to limit dry fitting to a small group of pipes and fittings. Join this group with solvent cement before moving to the next section.

Use the proper solvent for each type of plastic

Match the solvent to the pipe

For a reliable seal, you have to use the solvent that’s formulated for the pipe. All of them contain aggressive solvents and adhesives, so beware of drips and spills.

There are three common types of plastic plumbing pipe: PVC, CPVC and ABS. Each requires a different kind of solvent cement. The white or beige pipes (PVC and CPVC) also require a primer. You don’t need a pvc primer with black ABS pipe. Read the label to match the solvent cement to the type of pipe you’re using. Avoid universal solvent cements.

Use transition couplings to connect different types of PVC pipes

Joining different types of pipe

Slide the pipe ends into the transition fitting. Turn the screws clockwise with a nut driver to tighten the bands and seal the joint.

Transition couplings have a flexible rubber sleeve surrounded by a metal sleeve and band clamps. They’re handy for connecting plastic pipe to cast iron, copper or steel, especially if you can’t thread on an adapter. Each coupling is labeled with all the different types and sizes of pipes it can join. Home centers and hardware stores keep a few common types on hand. Read the label on the transition coupling to find out which pipe it joins. For less-common connections, contact a local plumbing supplier or ask about ordering a special transition coupling. Rubber couplings without the metal sleeve often aren’t code approved. Ask your local inspector if you’re not sure.

Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

  • Handsaw
  • Level
  • Nut driver
  • Rags
  • Tape measure

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here’s a list.

  • Cement and primer
  • Plastic pipe and fittings
  • Transition coupling

It wouldn’t be a proper final month of Design*Sponge (I’m not crying, you’re crying!) if we didn’t leave you with one more knock-your-socks-off DIY project. Today I’m thrilled to be sharing the work of one of my favorite collaborators over the years, producer/photographer/podcaster Caroline Lee. You’ll remember Caroline from the fantastic Atwater Village home she shares with photographer husband Jayden, and Light Lab, the vibrant and refreshing multi-purpose studio space the couple shares with author/stylist/blogger, Anne Sage. Caroline and Anne have teamed up multiple times to turn out effervescent spaces, including Caroline’s sister Margaret’s studio (with a superb painted checkered ceiling!).

When the time came to design the studio room of their A-frame home in Palm Springs, CA, Caroline and Jayden knew they wanted to bring big impact while maintaining a neutral, relaxing vibe at the same time. Since the A-frame will eventually be a place where workshops and gatherings are held, much thought went into both the aesthetic and functionality of the room. Caroline tapped Anne once again to help tackle the space — along with a team of handy friends — and pull off this stunning DIY PVC Pipe Wall studio. I’m handing it over to Caroline to take us through the design process and her steps for pulling off a PVC Pipe Wall look in your own home. Take it away, Caroline! —Kelli

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This room is the final space we designed at the A-frame, and it is our favorite! We call it the studio. It’s a space separate to the main house, and the vision was a space where relaxing and talking could happen, where people could sleep on the built-in beds if the house’s beds were full, and when workshops start happening at the house, this room can be a space where focused work can happen (think trauma-therapy type work, reiki, massage, etc.). It really depends on what type of workshop is happening, but I love that there’s a private space for quiet, intentional work to happen.

Anne and I got to work brainstorming and Pinning like fiends, trying to come up with something perfect to create here. We were super drawn to the built-in beds of Spain, Morocco and Greece, so that was the first step.

Anne created the design schematic, and then our dear friend Jonathan Gudino whipped together the bed bases (below) in a day’s work. He makes things look effortless.

Now, we had this perfect blank canvas, lots of dreams, and lots of questions. I had seen a lot of rad dowel walls in Australia, and, because Australia wins at all things interior design, of course they have a ready-made dowel paneling product you can buy. I searched high and low in the States — it doesn’t exist yet. (Mark my words, this will be made in the US in two years. We’re about two years behind … always.) I even got a quote from a few timber fabricators here who could make the paneling for me, but the quotes were all $8-10k, and, I’m gonna be honest, the pool at the A-frame drained every last dollar we had in our bank accounts. Oops.

Enter: The Home Depot, and my dear friend Ken (AKA the husband + co-conspirator of my other dear friend, Erin of Design for Mankind.) Ken makes everything. Like, builds entire homes everything — by himself. So I texted him a few photos of the dowel lewk I was trying to create, and he replied with something like, “Oh… that’s easy! If it were me, I’d use PVC, and I’d glue the PVC to boards to make panels, and then I’d screw them into the drywall.”

He made it sound so easy.

I said, “How long do you think it’ll take to do this to one room?”

“About a full week’s work,” he said. My brother, Robert, and I got to work.

I’ve broken down the process into general steps below, and I highly recommend you find someone to cut/slice the PVC pipes in half (lengthwise) for you. If you give this project a try, let us know how it turns out! And please feel free to DM me on Instagram or comment below if you have any questions — I’ll do my best to help. Good luck! —Caroline

Photography by Jayden Lee of Echo and Earl / @echoandearl

Supplies

  • 4″ PVC
  • 4×8′ plywood
  • Acetone
  • Dap 230 caulk
  • Loctite PL Premium Polyurethane Construction Adhesive
  • Sandpaper

Instructions

Step 1

Buy the 4″ PVC and rip/slice it down the center lengthwise. Outsourcing this is a plus!

Step 2

Sand every single piece of PVC, then wipe it down with acetone (so that it is ready to receive paint).

Step 3

Cut each piece of plywood to fit each section of wall, and then cut each piece of PVC to fit whatever section of wall/plywood it is going to go on.

Step 4

Lay each piece of PVC on one of the plywood boards, and then when all pieces designated to fill the plywood are perfectly cut, glue them to the board with Loctite. Let dry for 24 hours.

Step 5

Screw each panel of plywood to your wall. Each panel should need 4 screws in the 4 corners.

Step 6

Paint your PVC + enjoy!

Feel free to DM me on Instagram or comment below if you have any questions with your own project 🙂 I’ll try to help if I can! Have fun! xx

SOURCE LIST

Studio (PVC room) at @aframetoclaim (designed with Anne Sage):

Tile – Terrain in White Motif from Fireclay
Built-in Beds – Jonathan Gudino
Cushions on Built-in Sofas – Calico Corners
Bench seat – Kravet x Crypton Design 34971 – 4
Bolster cushion – Crypton Home Suede in Harlow
Coffee Table – Curator Round Cocktail Table from Hayneedle
Chairs – Safavieh Bandelier Off-White Natural Leather Accent Chair from Home Depot
Shelves – Monarch 60” Bookcase in White
PVC Walls – 4” PVC from Home Depot
Paint on PVC – Kyoto Pearl by Behr from Home Depot

Massive Support from: Andrew Grace, Ken Loechner, Robert Ingraham, Michael Newsted

15 Creative Uses Of PVC Pipes In Your Garden&Home

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PVC pipe is one of those ordinary construction materials and it is cheap to buy, readily available and easy to work with. You can cut it, paint it, drill it and glue it easily. Therefore, it is perfect material for many DIY projects. With creativity and imagination, you can create functional and useful pieces out of PVC pipes around your home and garden.

You will be surprised when you see all the fantastic stuff you can create with PVC pipes. We hope that you will enjoy these creative ideas and be inspired to think about your next PVC projects. Let’s check out all these creative ideas!

1. DIY Toddler Chairs Made out of PVC Pipe

These little PVC pipe toddler chairs would come in handy when the little ones want to take a break. They are cute, light-weight, durable, easy to take apart and assemble, and simple to make. All you need is some PVC pipes and a piece of durable fabric. You kids will love their own personalized chairs. (Tutorial:Instructables, Que Linda)

2. DIY PVC Chicken Feeder

Do you want to raise your own chickens in your backyard so that you will have the organic eggs every day? Then this PVC chicken feeder is an easy DIY to get started. It’s practical, useful, easy-to-make and inexpensive. (Tutorial: Preparing For Shtf)

3. DIY PVC Pipe Drying Rack

This PVC pipe drying rack is the perfect place to hang and dry the towels at the poolside and to store pool toys. You can also make a small version to hang the towels in the bathroom. It’s very useful and functional. (Tutorial: Etsy)

4. DIY Vertical PVC Strawberry Tower

A PVC strawberry tower is an innovative and fun way to grow lots of strawberries on limited yard spaces. It also works on a patio or deck where can you grow it on a plant pot. The strawberries are grown vertically, keeping them away from harmful insects on the ground, and collecting less dirt. (Tutorial: Urban Green Space)

5. Fold-Down Greenhouse

Want to protect your plants from frosts and cold weather? You can make this fold-down greenhouse with PVC pipes. It’s lightweight yet sturdy, inexpensive yet practical. (Tutorial: Bonnie Plants)

6. PVC Succulent Planters

Learn how to make PVC pots for your succulent plants. They will look great in your garden. (Tutorial: Leigh Laurel Studios)

7. PVC Tomato Cages

Instead of buying the wire tomato cages in the store, you can make your own with PVC pipes. (Tutorial: Instructables, Garden Web)

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