Short for Polyvinyl Chloride, PVC is the third most widely manufactured synthetic plastic polymer in the world. Nearly 40 million tons of vinyl tubing are produced each year. Although rigid PVC pipe is primarily used for plumbing in homes, the material also comes in a flexible form.
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The versatile plastic can be used for windows, fencing, roofing, wall coverings, decking, and flooring. PVC does not corrode easily nor need frequent painting, and you can clean it with mild detergent.
We’ve rounded up some of our favorite PVC projects for homesteaders. Watch the videos below to see how to make each one.
1. Aquarium Fountain – Here’s a fun way to make an attractive and useful fountain for your tabletop aquarium with PVC pipe, glass, a mini submersible pump, and just a few other accessories.
Sometimes you can find used pipe for sale on eBay, and you might even score some for free if you check Craigslist and other classified ad sites. Good luck!
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