PVC Pipe Trusses

Glen Belcher from Cornerstone Tupelo in Tupelo, MS brings us this PVC pipe truss.

Glen used four 1″×8′ PVC pipes secured to 1″ PVC end caps on a wooden baseboard for the uprights. For the upper and lower supports, he used 1/2″ PVC pipe connected to 1″×1/2″ reducer fittings (8) that were cut in halves and fitted together to make 90° angles. For the cross supports, he used 1/2″ PVC attached to the uprights with pan head screws. (Note: PVC is very flexible making it hard to keep the uprights straight.)

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5 responses to PVC Pipe Trusses

  1. What’s the weight restriction on that!! Looks great

  2. If I bump the corns up to 2″ and add cross support about 1 would that be enough to support 6 mini moving spots

    • From recent experience that would not work as it is so flexible and it bends you would have to have something very thick and have a nice solid base if you made it with metal it would work better but the weight of the moving heads wouldn’t work as I’ve tried it before. I have also done my oerforming arts course and at that they only recommend metal and no pvc.

  3. How much does just 1 truss cost to make and also what are all the measurements such as the ones at Angles and the ones at the top connected to the tees

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