Build Your Own Russian PVC Plumbing Grade Pyramid

The instructions you will receive with your connectors include all other information about how to build your pyramid.  Therefore, this section speaks only to calculating your pipe cut lengths.
How To Calculate Your Russian PVC Pipe Lengths

This is not a difficult process, so don’t be intimidated.

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Procedure:
  • Begin by determining the height of pyramid you wish to make.  Heights are given in 2″ increments from 3′ to 10′ tall in the chart below.  The approximate length of each side of the base is shown in the second column entitled “Base Length”
  • Use the corresponding values in columns 3 and 5, entitled “Base Pipe Length” and Vertical Edge Pipe Length” to determine the length of base pieces and vertical pieces required.
  • Cut four base pieces and four vertical pieces and then proceed per the instructions included with your connectors.

Russian PVC Pipe Cuts:

        
PyramidBase Base Vertical EdgeVertical Edge
Height (inches)LengthPipe LengthLengthPipe Length
3617.4913.4938.0729.32
3818.4614.4640.1831.43
4019.4315.4342.3033.55
4220.4116.4144.4135.66
4421.3817.3846.5237.77
4622.3518.3548.6439.89
4823.3219.3250.7542.00
5024.2920.2952.8744.12
5225.2721.2754.9846.23
5426.2422.2457.1048.35
5627.2123.2159.2150.46
5828.1824.1861.3352.58
6029.1525.1563.4454.69
6230.1226.1265.5656.81
6431.1027.1067.6758.92
6632.0728.0769.7961.04
6833.0429.0471.90
63.15
7034.0130.0174.0265.27
7234.9830.9876.1367.38
7435.9531.9578.2569.50
7636.9332.9380.3671.61
7837.9033.9082.4873.73
8038.8734.8784.5975.84
8239.8435.8486.7077.95
8440.8136.8188.8280.07
8641.7837.7890.9382.18
8842.7638.7693.0584.30
9043.7339.7395.1686.41
9244.7040.7097.2888.53
9445.6741.6799.3990.64
9646.6442.64101.5192.76
9847.6143.61103.6294.87
10048.5944.59105.7496.99
10249.5645.56107.8599.10
10450.5346.53109.97101.22
10651.5047.50112.08103.33
10852.4748.47114.20105.45
11053.4549.45116.31107.56
11254.4250.42118.43109.68
11455.3951.39120.54111.79
11656.3652.36122.66113.91
11857.3353.33124.77116.02
12058.3054.30126.89118.14
A Note About Precision:

Although we have provided cut lengths to a precision of 1/100th of an inch, do not be intimidated by the level of precision.  The reality is that you should try to be as precise as you can, but the viability of your pyramid does not depend on exact precision, as other factors such as temperature, humidity, minor connector differences, etc. all play a role in the precision of the pyramid measurements.