How to Make a Rain Gutter Racetrack

8June 2020


Making a backyard racetrack out of gutters is an easy and inexpensive way to bring countless hours of joy to kids of all ages. Daniel Coleman (from "The Wall" series) shows several fun track customization ideas, from a 30' free-standing double track to a 90' fence-mounted track with hills, tunnels, ramps & water hazards.

STEPS:
00:29 - Gutter style & material to use
00:51 - Simple on-ground installation
01:30 - Building posts for a free-standing track
01:39 - Hanging the gutters with brackets
02:24 - Installing the track on a fence
02:37 - Creating a rolling hills segment
02:56 - Creating a 90-degree tunnel
03:32 - Creating a ramp w/ water hazard

MATERIALS:
Shop all gutters - https://low.es/2XyPpRB
10' vinyl gutters - https://low.es/3cAgKqW
Hanging brackets - https://low.es/30bEu1R
Joint brackets - https://low.es/3dAYI9m
4x4x6 posts - https://low.es/2UcSPY7
2x6x8 boards - https://low.es/2Y6DmtO
Stainless steel screws - https://low.es/3eMuwYQ
4" x 2ft PVC pipe - https://low.es/2U8inpm
45-degree PVC elbows - https://low.es/370JesA
Lowe's 5-gallon bucket - https://low.es/2Sw9tBp
3' dowel - https://low.es/3cxt1MU
White duct tape - https://low.es/3eT9Uyo
Yellow electrical tape - https://low.es/372IPpC
DEWALT 20V drill - https://low.es/3gYbalo
DEWALT 20V jigsaw - https://low.es/35oveYO
Kobalt 10" miter saw - https://low.es/2XYlEJ0

Watch more from Daniel:
Create a Faux Brick Wall - https://youtu.be/rWVTfrLeT1o
Build a Built-in Bookshelf - https://youtu.be/3USX8V_i6LI
4 Creative Door Hacks for Under $100 - https://youtu.be/PKuSbRm5xaU
Install a Subway Tile Backsplash - https://youtu.be/bjjDGtBXt3w
Make a Custom Bath Caddy - https://youtu.be/VoPdLx_u2E8

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