Tuesday, August 27, 2013

Uses for PVC Pipes

PVC pipe is a great material for building, growing and storing things in.  Today, I will show you innovative uses for PVC pipes in various sizes.
     Pipes can be purchased in planter sized widths and attached to 4 by 4 or 2 by 4  uprights.  Fill with soil and use as a planter, or, cut planter sized holes an simply use as a structure to hold plants in a vertical garden, or add a water container, a pump and a little aquarium tubing and you can make it a hydroponic garden, constantly feeding the plants with water soluble fertilizers as needed.  Watch the phosphates though, or the roots will take over and clog the pipes!
Son #2s first hydroponics in the garden
     To solve the problem of watering a terracotta pot, thoroughly, drill holes in a length of pvc pipe.  Plant it in the pot when you place your soil, water the 'whole' pot top to bottom!

Use end pieces from projects to store things upright.


    Straighten ALL those loose cords, extension cords by running them through a PVC pipe.  

    BUILD THINGS!  This website posts ALL sorts of things built from PVC pipes, from toys, playhouses, greenhouses, and furniture, using PVC, CPVC and ABS.

     Piping can be capped and sealed and buried or otherwise hidden to store secret stashes of whatever you need kept secret.  Make a seed vault, a time capsule or gun safe.

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1 comment:

Bobby Brown said...

The modulus of elasticity of PVC pipe and fittings is a major advantage for buried applications, particularly where soil movement or vibration is anticipated. PVC can be cut, shaped, welded and joined easily in a variety of styles. Its light weight reduces manual handling difficulties.