Sprinkler valve storage box

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  1. Jul 31, 2010 #1

    havasu

    havasu

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    For those of us who have exposed electric sprinkler valves, we know it is a natural attraction for dogs to eat the wires. It is also an area where kids play with the adjustments, and gardeners tend to destroy way too often.
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    Using exterior plywood, simply make a box large enough to accomodate the sprinkler valves and additional upper storage. use exterior glue and attach it using brad nails.
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    Add an interior shelf high enough to cover the tops of the sprinklers, and again use exterior glue and brad nails to attach.
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    Install a full length rust proof piano hinge on the back side for added support.
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    Use any extra plywood for additional lid support and to keep the rain from entering the box.
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    Line the ground with bricks or similar to keep the wood from staying on the wet soil and attracting termites.
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    Fill the upper portion with pool supplies, garden tools, or anything you want to keep little hands from touching.
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    This is the finished product, ready to prime and paint, using exterior grade paint.
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    Since the wife loves to tile, we might add some tile on top, but paint the rest of it. I hope you enjoyed! :cool:
     
  2. Jul 31, 2010 #2

    Otahyoni

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    Looks good Mark!

    I'm about 1/3 way through my project. Gotta wait on my help to get back...
     

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