Working at the Car Wash
1 K-inch bushing with ¾-inch pipe threads
¾-inch brass female hose adapter
Tools Cordless drill with a V-inch bit
Estimated Build Cost
It will cost less than $15 to build this project.
Directions 1. Cut two 4-foot sections from the ﬁrst section
This is another great summer fun idea.
Hooked up to the garden hose, this project
becomes a drive-through car wash for all
riding toys and imaginary vehicles. Kids
will love to put on their swimsuits and
take turns driving or walking under the
Materials Garden hose
Two 10-foot sections of 1 K-inch Schedule 40
Two 1K-inch Schedule 40 PVC 90-degree
elbows Two 1K-inch Schedule 40 PVC wye-ﬁttings
1K-inch pipe connector
3. To build your car wash, select the two wye-
ﬁttings and insert a 12-inch pipe into the two
parallel holes; these will serve as the project’s feet.
4. Add a pipe cap to the ends of three of the feet.
5. Now insert a 4-foot piece of pipe into the
remaining hole of each wye-ﬁtting.
6. Attach a 90-degree elbow to the other end of
each 4-foot section.
7. Next connect the two leg sections with the
5-foot pipe. What you have built should look like
a large version of the hurdle from chapter 8.
mos. Three 1K-inch Schedule 40 PVC caps
2. From the second pipe cut a 5-foot section and
four 12-inch sections.
8. The next step is to make the connections needed
to hook the unit up to the hose. Insert the bushing
into the pipe connector and then screw the brass
hose adapter into the bushing.
9. All you have to do now is connect this section to
the foot without a cap. This is where you will attach
your garden hose when you’re ready to play.
10. You should use PVC cement to permanently
attach the feet to the upright pieces and the 90-
degree elbows to the cross piece. This will allow
you to break the unit down for storage and give it
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