Build an Awesome Misting Machine in 15 Minutes


– [Voiceover] Ladies and
gentlemen, for thousands of years, hot weather has plagued mankind, causing enough side effects to
give you the heebie-jeebies, sunburn, heat exhaustion, and even worse, BO. But thanks to recent scientific advances in the Household Hacker Laboratories, we bring you the Magnatomic
Ionic Space-Time Emission Relay, or just MISTER. It’s your very own polychloride
outdoor cooling system. And the best part, you can
make it yourself in 15 minutes. (upbeat techno music) It’s always hot somewhere. And if you find yourself
in one of those places, we’ve got a quick
affordable trick for you, a DIY misting system for your backyard. First, we need to measure out the length that we wanna cover
with our misting system. I found that I needed three
half-inch 10-foot PVC pipes. These are extremely cheap. So we went to the hardware
store and grabbed them as well as some spray connectors, elbows, and a single hose connector. Oh, also an end cap. These are all half-inch
in diameter as well. The spray pieces are
typically used for irrigation, but if we flip ’em, we can
irrigate ourselves instead. Once we obtain the PVC
pieces and got them home, we went to work. For best results, you wanna
make cuts every two feet so that the misting
connectors will be spaced out in between each piece. Now if you don’t have a
heavy duty cutter like this, you can use a basic saw
to quickly cut the pipes. Again, I needed 30 feet. You may only need 10, so
get your measurements right. After all the pieces were cut up, we brought out the PVC glue. You can get a small can
of this for about $3. If you want ease, go for
the cement and primer combo and save yourselves some time and mess. The process is simple. Coat the outer edge of one end and the inside of the other. Press them together and hold
in place for about 10 seconds. Keep doing this until you
have your watering pipe all connected and to the correct length. Once the first 10-foot piece was done, including the water connectors and elbow pieces and end cap, we connected a long uncut running pipe so that both sides of this gazebo could be connected by
one single water hose. After that, we added another elbow piece and hooked in a second watering pipe. Now we have full coverage
from both sides of the gazebo. But how do we get the water source in? By connecting one more
elbow piece to the end at a downward angle, and
running a piece of extra PVC, we can make a hose input. Just run the extra pipe down and glue on the hose connector I mentioned earlier. Okay, now everything is built. This took about 15 minutes to assemble. But of course, we have
to wait for the cement to fully set into place. Read the back of your bottle
and see what’s suggested. During that time, we secured
all the pipes into place with zip ties so there was
no sagging or drooping. We also screwed in the
brass spring nozzles into the connector pieces. After you’re confident that the pieces are all stuck together, grab your water hose and
connect it to the input. Just give your faucet a half turn, and the system will do the rest. This layout doesn’t need a
high volume of water coming in, so a minimal amount of pressure will do. Now test it out and enjoy
staying cool on those hot days. And keep in mind, you
could always repurpose this for a flower bed or to irrigate your lawn. You’ll find a full list of
items used in the description. If you enjoyed this
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