Used about 12 2" pvc pipes. Tried 1 1/2 inch, but bowed way too much. Upright 2" pvc pipe slides over 3 ft long 1 1/2 " pvc pipe imbedded in cement in each 3 gal bucket. Made mistake of not filling buckets completely full of cement,so we had to drill holes in bucket sides for water to drain out.
Make something similar for the dog. PVC pipe is one of those ordinary construction materials that is cheap to buy, readily available and easy to work with. You can cut it, paint it, drill it and glue it easily.
PVC has a lot more uses than just carrying sewage from one place to another. PVC pipes can be used to create many beautiful crafts. Here are some creative projects you can do with PVC pipes lying around your house. These projects are easy to do and will provide fun for the whole family.
PVC Pipes Storage Pockets for Skinny Things. Screw PVC pipes to a board to hold paint brushes, pencils, stir sticks. A great idea for a number of organizational needs: in the garage, the office, or for your craft space. http://hative.com/diy-pvc-pipe-storage-ideas/
Making PVC Look Like Wood I came up with this simple trick to give PVC pipe a realistic wood texture when I built a few plastic didgeridoos a couple of years ago. It would also work for theater, home decor or backyard tiki-bars! This is a simple and cheap way to add design without the…