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PVC Hammer Holder
Next time you're nailing, do it in style with this sturdy but stylish hammer holder. To make one, use a hacksaw or band saw to cut away one side of a 6-in.-long piece of 2" PVC pipe, leaving 2 in. at the bottom to drop the hammer into. To create belt slots, drill 1/4-in. holes in two lines and clean out the waste between the holes with a rattail file. That's it—drop in the hammer and enjoy its easy-to-reach location. Once you've got all that done, get to work trying out the hammer hacks no one ever thought to tell you.
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Get a Grip
Get a better grip on your straight-handled shovel by epoxying a 1-in. PVC tee to the end.
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Oil Recovery System
If you're environmentally concerned and try to completely drain oil containers when servicing vehicles and lawn equipment, then you'll like this PVC hack. This oil recovery system is made up of 1-in. PVC pipe and assorted 1-in. PVC fittings. Cut 1-in. PVC pipe into 3-in. and 6-in. lengths and glue everything together with PVC cement as shown. Build the oil recovery system as large as needed. Use pipe straps to mount it to the wall, placing it high enough off the floor so a gallon jug with a funnel can slide underneath to catch the last of the oil. Ever been too embarrassed to ask what motor oil actually does? Go ahead and quietly find the answer here with no one around.
Here’s a video that helps show how to glue PVC.