How to Build With a PVC Construction Kit

Learn to build a variety of structures using inexpensive polyvinyl chloride (PVC) pipes and fitting!

How to Build With  a PVC Construction Kit
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Here are some of the materials you will need.

Here are some of the materials you will need.

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Let's first start by making an easy shape. To make a small square, you'll need four 3-way PVC connectors and four 8" PVC pipes.

Let's first start by making an easy shape. To make a small square, you'll need four 3-way PVC connectors and four 8" PVC pipes.

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Fit one of the PVC pipes into one of the holes of the 3-way connector.

Fit one of the PVC pipes into one of the holes of the 3-way connector.

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Add another PVC pipe to the other side of the connector.

Add another PVC pipe to the other side of the connector.

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Next, add 3-way connectors to the open ends of the PVC pipes.

Next, add 3-way connectors to the open ends of the PVC pipes.

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Connect two more PVC pipes via the connectors you just added.

Connect two more PVC pipes via the connectors you just added.

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Add another 3-way connector to the last corner, and now you have a nice square!

Add another 3-way connector to the last corner, and now you have a nice square!

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Start building upwards with a PVC pipe to make a 3D shape.

Start building upwards with a PVC pipe to make a 3D shape.

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Add a pipe on top of each connector.

Add a pipe on top of each connector.

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To each of the four newly added pipes, add a 3-way connector on top that is flipped upside down, as shown above.

To each of the four newly added pipes, add a 3-way connector on top that is flipped upside down, as shown above.

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Fit a pipe in between two of the connectors.

Fit a pipe in between two of the connectors.

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Keep adding pipes to the open holes of the connectors.

Keep adding pipes to the open holes of the connectors.

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Make sure that the pipes are parallel with the bottom ones.

Make sure that the pipes are parallel with the bottom ones.

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Now you have a 3D cube!

Now you have a 3D cube!

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Here are different types of PVC connectors you can use.

Here are different types of PVC connectors you can use.

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This is a PVC coupling socket.

This is a PVC coupling socket.

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It can be used to extend a design by adding two PVC pipes.

It can be used to extend a design by adding two PVC pipes.

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Here is a slip-t connector. One pipe fits into the closed end. Another pipe can slide and rotate in the open-ended "T".

Here is a slip-t connector. One pipe fits into the closed end. Another pipe can slide and rotate in the open-ended "T".

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Two separate pipes can be connected with it acting as a hinge joint.

Two separate pipes can be connected with it acting as a hinge joint.

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This is a 90 degree elbow connector.

This is a 90 degree elbow connector.

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Two PVC pipes can be connected to create a 90 degree angle.

Two PVC pipes can be connected to create a 90 degree angle.

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Here is an example of a 5-way connector. These are great for creating vertical stands with legs

Here is an example of a 5-way connector. These are great for creating vertical stands with legs

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A total of five different PVC pipes can be attached to this connector.

A total of five different PVC pipes can be attached to this connector.

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This is a 4-way connector. These are often used to create strong structures by adding additional support to sides of shapes.

This is a 4-way connector. These are often used to create strong structures by adding additional support to sides of shapes.

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It can be connected to four separate PVC pipes.

It can be connected to four separate PVC pipes.

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Here's a standard T connector.

Here's a standard T connector.

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It has three openings for connecting PVC pipes.

It has three openings for connecting PVC pipes.

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Lastly, here's a cross X connector.

Lastly, here's a cross X connector.

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This connector can also attach up to four PVC pipes.

This connector can also attach up to four PVC pipes.

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Explore building different shapes with different connectors...

Explore building different shapes with different connectors...

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....such as a cube, a pyramid, a windmill....

....such as a cube, a pyramid, a windmill....

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...or even a huge fort. Go crazy and have fun!

...or even a huge fort. Go crazy and have fun!

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