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medomyself© Nbvember 11, 2015

medomyself© Nbvember 11, 2015

Build Your Own Portable Roller Coaster

As a Father, or Grand-father in my case, you want to make your children happy.  I spend a lot of time with my grand-daughters building unusual things but this roller coaster keeps them more entertained than a computer game.

This portable roller coaster is easily built by anyone that can operate a drill press. It can be put into action by children safely in about 3 minutes. Pictured above is only 80’ of track but there is no limit to the length. You are only limited by your budget and terrain. But be careful, too steep of grade could be dangerous for children.

First, you will need to purchase several 1” internal pvc couplers. These are quite affordable and remember you will need to buy them in pairs…they come in bags of 10. These are excellent for interconnecting the sections of pvc seamlessly.

Next, you will need to purchase 1” pvc pipe.  The internal couplers fit inside of the 1 in. Pvc pipe. You will need Schedule 40 PVC pipe, which has an outside diameter of 1-5/16" (1.315"). This pipe is readily available at the big box stores.


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