Repurposing Old PVC Pipes

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After installing PVC piping, there’s a good chance there will be some extra bits left over from your project. Alternatively, you may need to replace old PVC pipes with new ones. What can you do with these leftover scraps and old, used PVC pipes?

Don’t just let them go to waste! You can repurpose those tubes for other useful projects around your house or property.

Below, you will find some practical uses for recycled PVC piping:

1: Build Some Rustic Furniture

If you have small to medium recycled PVC pipe at your disposal, you can make small side-tables and footstools by using the PVC piping as a base and adding a piece of old rusting-looking wood on top. If you want it to look rustic, you can paint the PVC pipes black to make them look like metal pipes!

If you have larger PVC pipes, you can add a tray to the top of a wide PVC pipe, paint them, and stick them in the ground to make yourself a birdbath for the garden.

2: Make a Rack For Your Muddy Boots

Firmly fixing some PVC pipes in an upright position can make for an easy DIY boot-rack for your winter boots. After going outside and getting muddy, place your boots upside-down on your new DIY boot-rack!

3: Give Your Children a New Way to Store Their Toys

The real secret to DIY-ing with PVC pipes is to use your imagination when painting the pipes. Use all of your kids’ favorite colors.

Cut the PVC pipes and fix them together to make a toy storage crate like this one.

4: Organize Your Garden Tools

This one is easy, just secure your tubes together (or to the floor) and stand them upright. You now have easy storage for brooms, mops, shovels, rakes, and so forth! This is an easy alternative to installing a wall-rack to hang your tools — and if you have some extra PVC pipes laying around, it’s free!

If you can think of other ways to use your old PVC pipes, go for it! On the other hand, if you need new PVC pipes of any size, give us a call today!

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