RPO 3' Driveway Quarter Pipe

List of Tools:*

Tool: Use:
Circular Saw Straight Cuts on Plywood, Riding Surface, PVC Pipe, and 2" x 4" Studs.
Jig Saw Cutting transitions into the 3/4" Plywood.
Screw Bits Driving screws into wood; make sure your bit matches your screw type.
Power Drill Driving Screws and Drilling Holes; sometimes it's handy to have two.
Carpenter's Pencil Drawing lines.
Tape Measure Measure twice, cut once!
Non-Elastic String For drawing a correct transition profile.
1/2" Drill Bit Necessary for installing Steel or Metal Coping, otherwise, not needed.
3/16" Drill Bit Necessary to pre-drill holes for the Metal Threshold Plate, and Steel Coping.
1/8" Drill Bit To pre-drill wood pilot holes, necessity depends on user preference.
#10 Countersinking Bit Necessary to pre-drill holes for the Metal Threshold Plate. (1/8" to 3/8")
Eye Protection $3 Safety Glasses are worth your vision! Especially when using your saws.
Work Gloves Protect those computer hands; though a real carpenter might go bare.
Mitre Saw OPTIONAL. Great for straight cuts on studs and using a length jig.
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If Installing Wheels: Use:
7/16" Drill Bit Pre-drill Bolt Holes; can substitute your 1/2" bit if using Steel Coping.
Clamps With at least a 2-1/2" opening capability.
Wrenchs Used to tighten down the nut and bolt assemblies.
Vice Grip Pliers Used to tighten down the nut and bolt assemblies.

* Invest in all these tools, they will be used again and again!

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List of Materials:

Material: Unit Cost: Quantity: Cost:
2" x 4" x 96" Wood Stud $2.50 x 7 $17.50
8' x 4' x 3/4" CDX Plywood $17.80 x 1 $17.80
8' x 4' x 1/2" CDX Plywood $13.80 x 2 $27.60
8' x 4' x 1/8" Masonite* $6.75 x 1 $6.75
2" dia. PVC Pipe** $6.00 x 4 lin. ft. $6.00
3" Wood Screws $6.00/lb. x 1lb. $6.00
1-1/4" Wood Screws $5.00/lb. x 1-2 lbs. $10.00
2-1/2" High Strength Screws*** $0.40 x 2 $0.80
12" x 48" x 14GA. Steel Plate $10.00 x 1 $10.00
Total Cost w/o Wheels: $102.45
Material for Adding Wheels (optional):
2" x 4" x 96" Wood Stud $2.50 x 1 $2.50
90lb. Caster Wheel $4.00 x 3 $12.00
Galvanized 1/4" x 3" Hex Bolt $0.45 x 12 $5.40
Galvanized 1/4" Lock Washer $0.07 x 12 $0.84
Galvanized 1/4" Flat Washer $0.05 x 12 $0.60
Galvanized 1/4" Nut $0.10 x 12 $1.20
Total Cost with Wheels: $125.00

* Masonite or Hardboard (or any other suitable riding surface: plywood, etc.).
** Steel Pipe can be substituted for PVC Pipe.
*** Highly recommended if using Steel Pipe instead of PVC pipe for coping.

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