Step 2: Drill a Hole for the Valve

pliers hold a plastic endcap while a drill bit bores a hole in the cap
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Using the drill/driver fitted with a ½-inch bit, make a hole in the top of one of the PVC end caps. Hold the cap steady with pliers as you work, and make sure to drill straight down into a piece of scrap wood.
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    Tools List

    • hacksaw
      hacksaw
    • drill
      drill/driver fitted with a ½-inch bit
    • adjustable pliers
      pliers
    • utility scissors
      scissors

    Shopping List

    1. 10-foot length of ½-inch PVC pipe
    2. ½-inch PVC tee
    3. two ½-inch PVC end caps
    4. 2-inch-long scrap of 1½-inch PVC pipe
    5. PVC pipe cleaner
    6. PVC pipe cement
    7. replacement valve for a tubeless tire
    8. plastic cable ties, aka zip ties
    9. birthday candle
    10. duct tape
    11. clamp for 1½-inch hose
    12. two 2-liter soda bottles
    13. string (regular twine or cotton string is fine)