Step 3: Connect the Valve

tire air pressure valve and endcap with hole made to fit the valve
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Remove the small cap from the tire valve and set it aside. Slide the valve through the hole in the PVC end cap so that it sticks out the top. Screw the valve cap back on. Grab the end of the valve with pliers and pull it until it's firmly seated in the PVC end cap.
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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)