How to use 13 PVC pipes to build your own dog wash
No matter how much we love our dogs we have to admit that sometimes taking care of them is complicated. One of the most difficult things is giving them a much needed bath because even though most of them love splashing around in lakes, rivers and puddles, getting them to stand still for a wash is no easy task. But this very clever man has come up with a great way to make this a whole lot easier and it only takes 13 PVC pipes. With a few cuts and a bit of drilling, you too can make your very own "dog wash"!
- 13 PVC pipes
- 3 T-joints
- 8 three-way connectors
- 1 angle piece (45°)
- 1 garden hose adapter
- 1 garden hose shutoff valve
Note: Make sure the pipes, joints, adapter and shutoff valve all have the same diameter.
For the first step you'll need eight pipes and eight three-way connectors. In this example the pipes are 31 inches long. Stick the pipes into the three-way connectors to form two squares.
Connect the squares together using four more pipes that are each 40 inches long. A piece will be cut out of one of these pipes to make room for the garden hose connector.
The hose connector consists of a T-joint placed into the gap you cut out of the pipe. Now place the piece of pipe you cut out into the T-joint, followed by the angle piece, the hose adapter and the shutoff valve.
Now it's time to install another piece of pipe along the top in the middle. Cut out two pieces of pipe on opposite sides making sure that the gaps are wide enough that you can insert two T-joints.
Mark off points at regular intervals (approx. 1 inch) on the three upper pipes. Now drill holes into the pipes at these marks.
To make things easier you can disassemble the pipes for drilling. Make sure only to drill holes on one side of each pipe.
Once everything is reassembled, your "dog wash" is basically done. All that's left to do is connect a garden hose and turn on the water.
This kind of construction is particularly good for larger dogs because it allows you to get a strong hold of your four-legged friend and work up a good lather. When it comes time to rinse you don't have to struggle with a hose — simply turn on the valve and let the shower do the work.
You can watch how it's built step-by-step in this video...
When the weather is right, this handy invention is a great way to keep your favorite pooch clean. And when it gets really hot out, it's perfect for cooling your pet down with a refreshing shower. One thing's for sure — it's a much better alternative than your bathtub!