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How to Build a Football Chute

    Step 1

    Cut two 4-foot sections of PVC pipe with a hacksaw. Add PVC cement and a 90-degree joint to each end of both sections. Set the joints in matching positions and leave the cement to dry for 1 minute.

    Step 2

    Cut four 4-foot sections of PVC pipe with the hacksaw. Use PVC cement to glue each section in one of the 90-degree joint openings. Wait 2 minute for the glue to dry. Use 3-foot sections for junior football leagues.

    Step 3

    Apply a thin layer of PVC cement to the top of the latter upright posts. Add a three-way connector to each post and wait 1 minute for the cement to dry. Each connector must be aligned with another connector to create a square on the unfinished top section of the chute.

    Step 4

    Cut two 4-foot sections of PVC pipe and each end of each pipe into the three-way connectors. The result is two separate squares, each having two openings on the top three-way connections.

    Step 5

    Cut two 3-foot sections of PVC pipe with the hacksaw. Add a thin layer of glue to each end of each pipe. Connect the top of each three-way connection with the pipes. This connects the two separate squares and completes the chute. Wait 1 minute for the glue to dry.

    Step 6

    Place the chute against a blocking sled to force players into a low position.

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Tips

  • Make the cuts and build the stand before cementing the sections. This allows adjustments during the construction process. Use four-way connectors on the top sections to add more squares for multiple dummy blocking sleds.

Warnings

  • Replace broken sections of pipe with a straight joint. Broken pipe fractures into sharp pieces and may be dangerous.

Things Needed

  • 2-inch schedule 40 PVC pipe
  • Hacksaw
  • PVC glue
  • 4 90-degree connectors
  • 4 three-way connectors

About the Author

Zach Lazzari is a Montana based freelance outdoor writer and photographer. You can follow his work at bustedoarlock.com.

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