As the world is advancing technologically, many people do forget the essential skills that they do have and the creativity. These have made man to rely on buying nearly all his things that he may need to survive even for a day or two. Nowadays, with economic upheavals, people find it even hard for them to go to the beach for a vacation because it is costly to do so.
Worry no more as you have been thinking of taking you and yourself on a beach somewhere and you have the feeling that it will be costly because of all the expenses and you do have some few dime.
Here is your lasting solution, where you are able to build for yourself a homemade cart that will enable you to carry some vital things that you may need at the beach.
The beach cart will help you ferry your umbrella, your cooler, your snacks, well-packed food from home, your clothes, your towels and any other essential item you may need at the beach. For you to carry all these things, a well-recommended home made cart that you have assembled on your own with your own hands. These will reduce for you a lot of time and expenses that may bother you.
Instead of buying this beach cart it is very advisable for you to build it on your own, for it is cheap as it also enables you to know what exact measurement you need for your items to fit as you want.
Materials And Tools Needed
1. PVC pipes
PVC pipes are needed here for it is an essential requirement where by it is needed here as a joiner between parts of that cart. Also, it can be used to build
compartment that will be used to store different things. In this construction, we only need; caps, elbows and T’s to build the cart.
You need also twenty feet PVC
pipe, one and a half inch wide, schedule forty. You need also a PVC glue and cleaner, PVC caps four of them each one and a half inch wide, schedule forty, PVC ninety
degree elbows, two pieces each one and a half inch wide and lastly PVC T’S six pieces, one and a half inches wide,schedule forty.
2. Zip Ties Or Cable Ties
These are fasteners that help when you want to join parts that are either weak or need to be fastened together. Zip ties are an essential element in this
construction as they make it possible for the cart different parts to be zipped easily and fast.
3. Pool Noodles
These are cylindrical pieces of polyethylene foams. They are important aspect here as they are used in sharp edges and corners, these noodles play a role of shock
absorber as the foam are soft that make them vital item to be used.
4. Wheels And Axle
The wheel is an important component that one has to choose it carefully for you to get the proper cart that you need. There are some factors that you must consider
when choosing a wheel; the wheel must be 10 inches tall and three inches wide that is good for rolling in the sand at the beach. You should also look for an
efficient axle that gives the wheel a good acceleration.
5. Metal Saw Or HackSaw
The hacksaw helps in cutting off the PVC into smaller pieces that help in fixing of different parts of the wheel
Step1: Measuring and Adjusting the Backbone
After cutting the PVC into one and a half inch, then again try to fix the two PVC and take the measurement of the final PVC, where three feet is recommended. Then
take the length of the two wheels and subtract measurement of the axle. Subtract the length of the axle from that of the thickness of washers and that of the bolt.
Then the length of pipe and T’S should be subtracted.
Step2: Test Fit the Assembly
After getting the required measurement from the initial step then try to fit them to see if the model is becoming what you want. All those pieces together should be
12 to 24 inches if you add that measurement of T’S.
Step3: Drilling the Caps
Those holes that are drilled in the caps should have the same size to that of the axle. These enable it to be easily replaced when it undergoes wear and tear of
Step4: Glue the Parts
When gluing different parts, you should start with legs, and the brace and the PVC T’S should face one another. And the axle should meet the pipe at the lower part.
At the top, the .T’S should hold top brace,and cleaned then glued together. While the last T’S should hold the cradle perpendicularly.
Step5:Attach the Wheels and Forward Support Arms
Push the axle and wheel cap together and thread the washers and put them together, as you try to move the wheels freely, as you attach forward arms with caps at the
Step6: Make handles
Glue the four feet PVC pipe at the end top of T’S. Clean them and glue them with 90 degrees elbow cap before gluing 18 inches pipe between the elbows.
Step7: Attach the Foam Swim Noodles
After that, you can envelop the noodles in the PVC pipe handle and zip them using the zip ties to ensure that they remain firmly attached to one another without
This cart is not expensive to construct, and easy to maintain as it only requires parts that are locally available.
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