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How to Build a Pet Teeter Totter

Pet Teeter Totter

Does your pet have a lot of energy? A backyard teeter totter is perfect for them and lots of fun for you to watch!

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Date: May 4, 2011

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1. Cut all pieces of PVC
(Below is the Craftsman cut list)
8 @ 3-1/4 inches
8 @ 19 inches
4 @ 14-1/2 inches
4 @ 12 inches
1 @ 12 inches (2-inch pipe)



2. Connect all 4 corners by starting with an elbow and connecting a 19" piece horizontally on the ground and a 3 1/2" piece vertically.


3. Use a 3 way connector to connect the 2 19" pieces and a 14-1/2" piece to connect the 2 sides in the middle of the 3 way.



4. On top of the 3-1/2" piece, connect another 3 way and on top of that, another 3-1/2" piece with an elbow on top.


5. Run 19" pieces off the sides of the elbows (same as the bottom) and connect with a 3 way.



6. Connect the last 3 14-1/2" pieces to the other sides from the middle of the 3 ways.



7. Attach the 2" PVC with the clamps just off the center of the board.


8. Fill 4 12" pieces of PVC with sand or gravel, cap ends and use clamps to attach 2 each to the ends of the board.



9. Slide the 2" PVC piece (with board attached) over the top middle piece of 1-1/2" PVC


10. Train pet to run up and over the teeter totter!





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