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How to Build a DIY PVC Grow Light Stand

 

If you’re looking for a stand for your grow lights, but you can’t find one that fits your growing space perfectly, or they’re a bit too expensive, there are a lot of DIY options for grow light stands. In this article, I’ll show you how to make a DIY PVC grow light stand. It’s not difficult to make and will save you quite a bit of money as well. The materials will cost you 2–4 times less than buying a stand of a similar size. What’s also great about DIY grow light stands is that you can customize them to fit your growing space perfectly. So, without further ado, let’s get to making your own DIY PVC grow light stand.

 

This particular light stand is designed to fit a 2-foot fluorescent grow light fixture and is about 20”/0.5 m high. You can adjust it to fit any other type of grow lights. You can also make it taller if you need to. Here’s what you’ll need to make a DIY PVC grow light stand:

 

Tools:

  • Saw
  • Pliers
  • Drill
  • 1/4" Drill Bit 

Materials:

  • (1) 10 ft/3 m long 2.5"/6.35 cm PVC pipe
  • (2) 2.5"/6.35 cm dia. PVC T-connector joints
  • (2) 2.5"/6.35 cm dia. PVC elbow joints
  • (2) hanging chains
  • (2) S-clips
  • (2) S-hooks
  • (2) 1/4"/6.35 mm x 4" eye hooks 
  • (4) 1/4"/6.35 mm dia. coarse thread nuts 
  • (2) rubber washers 
  • (1) 4"/10.16 cm shop light fixture with bulbs

 

Instructions

  1. Use a marker to divide the 10 ft/3 m pipe into seven pieces: one 52”/1.32 m, two 18”/0.46 m, and four 8”/0.2 m. Cut the pipe into the seven pieces with a saw.
  2. Push two 8”/0.2 m pieces (feet) and one 18”/0.46 m piece (upright) into one of the T-fittings. Repeat to build the other end. You can simply push the pieces in if you want to disassemble the stand in the future, or you can use PVC primer and cement to make a permanent light stand.
  3. Insert the elbows on top of the two upright pieces and place the four end caps over the ends of the “feet”.
  4. Now you’ll need to install the eye bolts on the 52”/1.32 m crossbar. Drill 1/4" holes through the crossbar and place the eye bolts all the way through the pipe. One nut will be on the eye side. Fit the rubber washer and the other nut on the top.
  5. Connect the ends by inserting the 52”/1.32 m crossbar into the elbows. Once the stand is assembled, adjust the legs to make sure the stand is stable and everything is level.

 

DIY PVC Grow Light Stand - Render

 

Now you can hang your grow light on the stand. Hook the chains to eyebolts using the S-hooks. Next, hold the grow lights at the height you want to hang them at. You can trim the chain to this length or leave extra length if you want to adjust the height in the future. You can shorten the chain by hooking a link further down the chain. Use S-clips to connect the grow light to the chain. You can use S-hooks for that too, but I prefer using S-clips on the grow light end. Congratulations, your DIY PVC grow light stand is ready! Level everything up and make sure the stand is stable one last time. You can plug the grow light in and turn it on now!

 

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By Max Barnes

Max Barnes is a long-time homesteader and author. Max grows the majority of his own food year-round using a variety of different methods, including hydroponics. Hydroponic gardening plays a huge part in his homestead and self-sufficiency goals.

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