How To Build the Kids’ Tunnel of Fun Sprinkler

6July 2020

For less than $75 you could enjoy a summer’s worth of water park fun at home. Learn how to build the Kids' Tunnel of Fun sprinkler using a few pieces of PVC, a garden hose, and a few tools. It's a great way to keep them cool and entertained all summer long.

Products Used:
3 - 3/4" x 10' PVC pipes:
4 - 3/4" PVC Elbows:
2 - 3/4" x 3/4" x 3/4" Side Outlet PVC Elbows:
1 - 3/4" x 1/2" Slip x Threaded Tee:
1 - 3/4" FM x 1/2" MIP Hose Adapter:
1 - 3/4" x 48" Dowel:
PVC Primer & Cement:

Step-by-Step Instructions:

STEP 1: 00:35
From lengths of 3/4" PVC pipe, cut two pieces 60" long, one piece 57" long, and four pieces 30" long. Use a file or utility knife to clean up the ends.

STEP 2: 00:55
On a 60" pipe, use the printed markings and a straightedge to draw a pencil line down the length of the pipe. Starting and ending 2" from each end, drill 1/16" holes along the line about every inch. Repeat for the other 60" pipe. Check that the PVC fittings slip smoothly onto the pipe ends.

STEP 3: 01:11
Cut one of the 30" pipes in half. Use PVC cement according to the manufacturer's instructions to join a 3/4" tee to the two pipes; let dry. Screw a hose adapter onto the threaded opening of the tee and tighten. Then measure and cut the assembly to 30" long.

STEP 4: 01:30
Rinse the cutting and drilling debris from all the pipes and let dry before putting the pieces together. Assemble the two V-shape ends using side outlet elbows and the 30" pipes. Then add elbows to the ends of the pipes. Attach the 57" pipe without sprinkler holes to the side outlet elbows using a male adapter at each end; attach the 60" pipes with holes to the elbows. Rotate the pipes so the water will spray inward as the sprinkler rests on the ground.

STEP 5: 01:50
Attach a garden hose to the adapter. Lay a toy water slide or plastic tarp beneath the sprinkler, turn on the water, and let the fun begin. You can also stand the sprinkler on end so kids can run through it.

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