May 10, 2021 3 min read

4 Conduit Projects Battling for April BOTM

 

Maker Pipe BOTM  

Every Monday we feature builds that have been submitted throughout the week via email, social media, and the community page. This week, however, is a special episode. We're going to take a look at builds that have been submitted into our BOTM contest, where community members submit their projects for a chance to win a Maker Pipe prize pack! Once you've seen all 4 of them, head over to the community page and cast your vote. Without further ado, let's get into it! 
 

DIY Bass Boat Cover Frame

 

DIY Bass Boat Cover Frame

 

The entry starting us off this month is a bass boat cover frame by Popeye. He initially built a frame out of PVC, but it unfortunately didn't make it through the winter months, so he decided to make a new frame with different materials. He built it with conduit, 90 Degree Connectors, 45 Degree Connectors, and T Connectors. He also made conduit inserts out of wood and golf balls to protect the tarp from getting torn. Thanks for posting, Popeye! 

 

DIY Garden Enclosure

 

DIY Garden Enclosure

 

Next up we have a garden enclosure by David, who build it to protect his wife's garden from hungry critters. He recently posted an in-progress picture of the frame he made out of conduit, 90 Degree Connectors, 4-Way Connectors and a 5-Way Connector. He posted an updated picture, where he added chicken wire and a nice wooden door. It looks great, and hopefully works well against the deer and squirrels looking for their next snack. Thanks for sharing! 

 

DIY Batting Cage

 

DIY Batting Cage  

Our next entry is a batting cage by Mickey. He's been a baseball coach since the 90's, and his son plays baseball as well, so he built a batting cage that allows them to practice at home during quarantine. He constructed the frame out of EMT, T Connectors and 45 Degree Connectors. He continued to add onto it, eventually adding netting and artificial grass, as well as covering the pipes in electrical pipe insulation to protect them against flying baseballs. He also used a cinder block and a cement cast on one of the poles to weigh the frame down and keep it in place. We did an interview with Mickey about the build if you'd like to check that out here. Thanks, Mickey! 

 

DIY Jeep Roof Rack

 

DIY Jeep Roof Rack

 

The fourth and final entry for this month's contest is by Brian, who made a roof rack for his Jeep. He created a frame with painted conduit and T Connectors, then added 2 inch webbing in a woven pattern. This webbing has a lot of potential for builds, especially for things like outdoor furniture. The rack looks really nice, and according to Brian, creates little noise while driving. Thanks for posting, Brian! 

 

CONCLUSION

 
 It's been another great month of builds and we look forward to seeing what the community creates in the coming weeks and months. Be sure to vote for your favorite build, and if you'd like to share your own you can do so through email at [email protected], through social media with #makerpipe, and through the community page. The video version of this blog is listed below. Thank you all, and happy building!