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  1. #1
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    Default How to build overhead hose boom?

    Anyone have any idea how to best build one of these?

    What parts would i need? (thinking straight pipe up the wall, then a swivel, then elbow plus some more straighht pipe, then another elbow to connect hose to?)



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    I've never built one, but I love the look of this one from GH2 Equine Architects:

    http://gh2equine.com/portfolio/index.html

    I have always loved the look of Cor-Ten steel, which is what you see in this photo. The steel is designed to rust on the outside, which lends a beautiful look, texture, and color to the material. The rust actually protects the steel, and the best part is that it is needs no maintenance, as far as I can figure. It's probably horribly expensive.



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    go to the 0.25 car wash and look at the booms used there (will it may be the $25.00 car wash these days)



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    A friend made one with PVC - just stuff from Home Depot. The boom was made out of a supported 2x4 with a PVC elbow. The hose goes into the elbow and out the other side. No kinking.

    It doesn't swivel; the PVC has a bit of chain on it so it will move a little. Works for him - he's got a training barn and it sees heavy use. Perhaps not the most attractive design but the horses don't seem to care.
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    I guess you can buy them from a couple of catalogs, I've seen them, but the home made 2x4 sounds cheaper and sturdier than what I've seen.
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    Hubby made one very easily out of a garden hose, pvc, etc. If I get a chance I will try to get pictures tonight. They entire thing may have cost 20 bucks? It even swivels
    To ride a horse is to borrow freedom.



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    I've seen the ones from the catalog, but theyre almost a hundred bucks! Thought i could save some money
    With a 2x4 would it still swivel? Does the hose run through the pipes, or connect to it?
    I will go look at the car wash too.



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    Our hose just runs through some pvc pipe, is not connected to it. We use it more as a support and to hold in place.
    To ride a horse is to borrow freedom.



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    Quote Originally Posted by equislover View Post
    Hubby made one very easily out of a garden hose, pvc, etc. If I get a chance I will try to get pictures tonight. They entire thing may have cost 20 bucks? It even swivels
    Yes, pictures please!



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    A friend just tossed her hose over the roof trusses. It hangs down in the middle of the wash stall, and the hose is long enough to move to the side and get clipped there. WOrks well.


    2 members found this post helpful.

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    Sorry I totally forgot pictures! Promise will try to get them tonight.
    To ride a horse is to borrow freedom.



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    Looking forward to photos.



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    Sorry it took me so long! I added the pictures to my old farm progression pictures, hopefully the link will take you directly to the wash bay: http://www.flickr.com/photos/47214250@N02/8600437292/. SO said to make it swivel, he just used a good quality quick disconnect. It works well, but probably doesn't swivel as good as the store bought kind. But it sure was cheaper
    To ride a horse is to borrow freedom.



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    Thanks for the pics! It's different than I thought it would be, the shots of how the hose went thru the tubing were helpful to see. Beautiful barn, btw.



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    Great documentation Equislover. Love the shavings bin, how creative and practical!

    P.S. Spell check autocorrected your name to "squid over". If you ever need an alter name that one has a certain ring to it



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    Squid over, that is too funny! I will keep that in mind for my alias I'm blessed to have a hubby that will do these things for me. He's one of those that if I see something I am thinking about buying, says "I can build that". Granted, it doesn't always work out.
    To ride a horse is to borrow freedom.



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