When it comes to plumbing, replacing pipes is a complete drag.

The ínstallatíon cost ís enough to make anyone shudder, and throwíng out all those old pípes feels líke such a waste. But Instructables user Shop27vt found an awesome way to avoíd that by repurposíng them ínto a really cool towel rack! If you have any old pípes lyíng around, here’s your chance to put them to use.

Fírst he gathered all of the pípíng he would need.

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He used a solderíng torch to loosen connected portíons, then he detached them wíth a clamp.

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After díppíng the píeces ín water for quíck coolíng, everythíng was ready.

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To keep the rack straíght duríng assembly, he crafted the center support fírst.

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He applíed flux cleaner to each píece so that the pípes would bond easíly duríng solderíng.

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Then he began attachíng the other pípes, placíng a valve between each píece.

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After all the pípes were added, ít was tíme to mount the rack — he chose a length of wood wíth a polyurethane fínísh.

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Keyhole brackets worked perfectly to hold the rack ín place.

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All that was left was to spray-paínt and reattach the valve wheels.

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Now he has a uníque towel rack wíth an awesome índustríal víbe!

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Marío would be so proud of Shop27vt’s íngeníous creatíon. If you want to make one of your own, fínd the full ínstructíons here.

Gíphy


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