Ingenious DIY PVC Hacks That’ll Make Your Life Simpler
PVC plastic pipe is readily available, reasonably priced and ridiculously versatile. These ingenious hacks utilize this useful, DIY-friendly material.
- Lift the front edge of the stone with a pry bar and slip two pipes underneath. Place one near the front and one about midway so the stone rests on the pipes.
- Position the third pipe a foot or two in front of the stone.
- Roll the stone forward onto the third pipe until the rear pipe comes free. Then move the rear pipe to the front and repeat.
PVC Knife Holders
Make a Mattress Sling
Fishing Rod Organizer
String Pipe Cutter
Storage Pockets for Skinny Things
Bungee Cord Organizer
Fast, Inexpensive Table
Cheap Storage Cylinders
PVC Hammer Holder
Get a Grip
Oil Recovery System
Here’s a video that helps show how to glue PVC.
PVC Sanding Files
- 1/2-in. i.d. = 7/8-in. o.d.
- 3/4-in. i.d. = 1-in. o.d.
- 1-in. i.d. = 1-1/4-in. o.d.
- 1-1/4-in. i.d. = 1-5/8-in. o.d.
- 1-1/2-in. i.d. = 1-7/8-in. o.d.
Fake Plumbing Pipes
PVC Curling Iron Holsters
Overhead Storage in the Garage
Gift Wrap Rack
Here's a terrific way to keep rolls of wrapping paper and ribbon handy, dust-free and unwrinkled. Simply glue a bunch of 30-in.-long pieces of 3-in. PVC waste pipe with all-purpose PVC glue. The rack can sit right on your worktable and you can store it underneath or in a closet. Learn more about working with PVC plastic pipe here.
Caulk Tube Nest
Quick-Draw Table Saw Accessories
PVC Dust Catcher
Vacuum dust and chips right at the source! Bolt a 2-in. pot magnet (available at home centers and hardware stores) to a 4-in. x 2-in. PVC pipe reducer and position it near the sander, saw, router or lathe that's making a dust storm in your shop. A 2-in. shop vacuum hose 'press-fits' nicely in the 2-in. reducer end, and the pot magnet ferociously grips any metal surface.
If the working surface near the dust source is wood, screw a blank steel electrical box cover to the surface to hold the dust chute on target. Find many more tips on using your shop vacuum for workshop dust collection in this guide.
PVC Storage Hangers
PVC Pipe Clamp Rack
PVC Tool Pockets
Panpipe Tool Storage
Pipe Clamp Holder
No-Ladder Gutter Cleaner
I-Spy Rain Gutter
Use PVC pipe to build a bike rack. Perfect for a corner of the garage, this DIYer used PVC to make a bike rack that holds five bikes upright. Depending on your bike wheel specifications, you can modify dimensions so they all fit snugly.
Courtesy of Quinnatotor via Reddit
This DIYer used a cut piece of PVC pipe to add to the fish tank. If your fish tank is large enough, try connecting some PVC pipe to make tunnels and “homes” for your fish.
Courtesy of bluepenguine12 via Reddit
Help keep your home office space organized by using PVC pipe to hide cords. Just wrangle all those computer, mouse, monitor and phone cords and hide them in some PVC pipe. You can even use some colorful tape to match your office décor.
Bat and Ball Holder
With the downloadable plan from The Tinker Shop, and about $15 in materials, you can make this nifty PVC bat and ball holder.
Photo: Courtesy of The Tinker Shop/Etsy
Towel Drying Rack
Need a place to dry all of those wet towels, swimming suits and life jackets? This sturdy PVC rack has room for everything and you can place it where you need it—alongside the backyard pool or near your cabin or summer home. Hang clean dry towels on the rack and when everyone jumps out of the pool, all they have to do is grab one!
Photo: Courtesy of TowelMaid/Etsy