Summer Vacation – Build a PVC Pipe Bike Rack With The Kids


PVC BIKE RACK DIY PLANS

The bikes and scooters were driving me bonkers, left all over the yard and garage. I love things we can make from stuff we already have and we have loads of bits of PVC pipe lurking around from our various irrigation efforts. We already have pipe cutters but we did need a couple of the longer long pieces, new glue  and some of the fittings.

Because we already had a lot of the materiels I only spent about $10 but even if you have to buy it all I think it would come in for around $20.

After a trip to Home Depot followed by a lot of very silly pipe related improve, our splendid new bicycle rack was created.

If you have bikes of different sizes and not a lot of space you can vary the distance between the wheel supportsPVC PIPE CUTS - Copy

Materials Needed:

  • 50′ – 3/4″ Schedule 4o PVC pipe I bought 5×10’
  • 20 T-connectors.  I bought a contractors pack of 25
  • 14 – 90-degree elbow connectors (elbows). Another contractors pack
  • PVC pipe cement (optional)
  • PVC pipe cutter or small-toothed handsaw.
  • Measuring tape or ruler
  • Sharpie
  • Spray paint (if you want to color coordinate)

Cut List for PVC pipe:PVC BIKE RACK ASSEMBLEY - Copy

  • (8) – 12″ pieces
  • (2) – 23 1/8″ pieces
  • (20) – 16″ pieces
  • (14 )- 2″ pieces

The kids had fun measuring, the big’un was in charge of the pipe cutter and the little one was in charge of the sharpie .

Cut all the big pieces first, and use the leftover pieces of PVC for your smaller cuts.  Once you have everything cut do a dry run and get everything to fit together before gluing . It should take 5 mins to assemble but the kids were ‘helping’ and loved the piPVC PIPE - Copyeces of pipe so much they had to build all sorts of other stuff with the pieces first!

I glued some of the pieces together for added stability but left some able to pop apart, so I could change the size as need and make it portable for camping trips (no more bikes dumped on the ground), or you could fit it in the back of a pick up to store bikes.

Have you built anything with PVC ? I’d love to hear your ideas

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About sunnysleevez

I'm a freckly red head, originally from London now living in LA with 2 pale children. Frankly with our coloring we have no business being such an outdoorsy family and living in southern California. I grew up in a time when factor 8 sun milk was considered the best protection available to combat the hot rays of a holiday in southern Spain, that lead to 3rd degree burns and the rest of the vacation spent in the shade of our apartment. As a family we love to be outside, going to the beach, camping, swimming & hiking. We can't completely avoid the sun (nor should we) but taking sensible measures to avoid unnecessary UV damage is a priority. How do we do that? By staying in the shade in the middle of the day, wearing sun protective clothing (that's why I created Sunny Sleevez), a broad brimmed hat, UV rated sunglasses, using chemical-free broad spectrum sun screen on exposed areas & eating a healthy diet with as few chemicals as possible & lots of antioxidants.
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2 Responses to Summer Vacation – Build a PVC Pipe Bike Rack With The Kids

  1. Reblogged this on Linda's wildlife garden and commented:
    Awesome and thank you for sharing

  2. Reblogged this on Dunston Hall Garden Centre and commented:
    THIS. IS. GENIUS!

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