HOW TO MAKE A DIY SPRINKLER
3 end caps
1 threaded female hose connector (slip fit)
2 elbow joints (90 degree)
2 T connections
1 pack quarter circle mister jets (12 count)
5/32″ drill bit
Cut one of the 10′ pipes in half so that you have two 5′ sections
From the other 10′ pipe, cut it so you have a 4′ section and a 6′ section.
Cut the 6′ section in half and then each of the 3′ sections in half again
On each of the 3 longest sections of pipe, draw a line down the center of each pipe like this. Next, measure 9″ from one end of each pipe and make a mark along the center line.
Make three more marks at 10″ intervals along the center line of the pipe. These will be the locations of the misters.
Using a 5/32″ drill bit, drill holes in the pipes on the points that you marked.
Glue the PVC pipes together with PVC cement, making sure the holes stay facing up.
Screw the mister jets into the holes, aligning them so they spray inward.
To assemble the base, attach the 18″ sections of pipe together with the “T” connectors to form (2) sections of pipe.Attach end caps to (3) of the ends and the female connector to the remaining end of pipe. The water hose will connect to the female connector. You can see on the photo above that I only have endcaps on 2 ends and I have added an additional connector. This was because we thought we were going to attach this to another sprinkler. You do not need this additional connector that is shown… just put an endcap there.Place the two sections of pipe parallel to each other on a flat surface. Then, place the ends of the “U” section into the T-connectors.
Let the glue dry, attach the water hose and turn it on (not full blast). Adjust the misters if needed and check for leaks. You can stop leaks around the base of the misters by wrapping it with teflon tape.
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