Frequently Asked Questions:

Our Furniture Plans & Project Plans are very original and unique. There are no other Plans like these available any where else in the world. Many people ask questions about many things regarding our Project ePlanSets. Please check through this list of Questions to see if we already have the answers your are seeking. If your question is not on this list, click on the Contact Us link at the bottom of this page. Then you may ask your question directly.
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The First Question:

Why don't you just offer Furniture Plans, Woodturning Lathe Projects, Woodworking Plans, Craft Plans & Project Plans just like everybody else?
 
Technical Questions:
How does machining PVC, CPVC or ABS Plastic compare with machining wood?

How well does paint adhere to PVC, CPVC or ABS Plastic?

What’s the secret of making a clean square cut on Plastic Pipe?

What if I want to change the dimensions or the size of a Project?

Can I paint a Faux Marble Finish on a wall by following the instructions in your Faux Marble Craft Plan?


Business Related Questions:
Does ePlanSets.com have any financial ties, partnerships or affiliations with any Plastic Pipe manufacturer, Plastic Pipe fitting manufacturer, or any distributor?

How does the cost of a Plastic Pipe Project compare to the cost of a woodworking project?

Where can I find the hardware or other related items I need to build my Project?

Can I sell the Projects I make from your Project ePlanSets?


Safety / Environmental Related Questions:
What safety precautions do I need to be aware of when building Plastic Pipe Projects?

What environmental issues do I need to be aware of when building Plastic Pipe Projects?


Website / Computer Related Questions:
Will you put a link to my Website on your ePlanSets.com Website?

What if I can’t find the Furniture Plans, WoodTurning Lathe Project Plans or Craft Plans I want on your ePlanSets.com Website?

Why does my Project ePlanSet not display properly on my computer?

Delivery Questions:
What if I don’t receive my Project ePlanSet?

What if I received the wrong Project ePlanSet?

Can you send me a printed copy of the Project ePlanSet I purchased?

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Answers to the Questions:

The First Question:
Why don't you just offer Furniture Plans, Woodturning Lathe Projects, Woodworking Plans, Craft Plans & Project Plans just like everybody else?
Because we are certainly not like everybody else. Our Project ePlanSets are totally original and very unique—that’s what sets us apart from everybody else! Actually, building projects out of Plastic Pipe & Pipe Fittings is often times easier than woodworking projects. Even so, you must still have basic woodworking skills to build Projects from ePlanSets.com. Flat panels, like a table top, are typically made out of wood and require some basic woodworking skills, as we show in great detail in many of our Project ePlanSets.

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Technical Questions:
How does machining PVC, CPVC or ABS Plastic compare with machining wood?
If you have power tools in your wood working shop, be very careful. Plastic does not cut nor machine anything like wood. Most woodworking saw blades, drill bits, and cutting tools are aggressive on Plastic, and will grab the Plastic – possibly pulling you into harm’s way. Saw blades with very fine teeth work best for cutting Plastic. More specific details are included in each Project ePlanSet.
 
The types of Plastics used in Project ePlanSets & Project eCraftSets may include PVC, CPVC, ABS, Acrylic and Plexiglas. With the proper surface preparation and the proper primer paint, paint adhesion will be extremely good. Details are included in each Project ePlanSet.
 
What’s the secret of making a clean square cut on Plastic Pipe?
Use a quality miter box with a sharp handsaw. For cutting 4 in. diameter Plastic Pipe you will need a large miter box. For accuracy we like using a handsaw over a power saw. Work carefully and methodically, like any good craftsperson or wood worker does as a matter of habit.
 
What if I want to change the dimensions or the size of a Project?
Go right ahead. Many times a woodworker or craftsperson will need to make slight adjustments to a plan to make it work for a specific need. You should make your Project as you see fit. However, you are responsible for the changes and accuracy of your modifications. Our ePlanSets.com folks are very busy designing and prototyping new Project ePlanSets and are not available to provide such services. However, we have no problem if you want to do it yourself.
 
Can I paint a Faux Marble Finish on a wall by following the instructions in your Faux Marble Craft Plan?
Sure you can. Our Faux Marble Painting & Finishing Plans photographically illustrates, step-by-step, how to paint a Faux Marble Finish on a Plastic Pipe Project - specifically a Candle Holder. After all, our focus is on developing uniquely original projects with Plastic Pipe. However, we place no limits on anyone's creativity. You can paint with the same process on any surface where paint will stick.

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Business Related Questions:
Does ePlanSets.com have any financial ties, partnerships or affiliations with any Plastic Pipe manufacturer, Plastic Pipe fitting manufacturer, or any distributor?
No. We are totally independent. We have no obligations to any manufacturer or distributor of any kind.
 
How does the cost of a Plastic Pipe Project compare to the cost of a woodworking project?
If you were to make the Platform Bed Project ePlanSet out of red oak, it would cost you considerably more than making it out of Plastic Pipe.
 
Where can I find the hardware or other related items I need to build my Project?
Each Project ePlanSet provides lots of detailed information for building that specific Project. Included with your Project ePlanSet or Project eCraftSet you will have many resources as to where to get things like hardware, clock inserts, air beds, memory foam mattresses and more. We take great pride in the quality of our Project ePlanSets so you can take great pride in each Project you build.
 
Can I sell the Projects I make from your Project ePlanSets?
Selling the finished projects created from our Project ePlanSets must be approved by ePlanSets.com in writing. Click on Contact Us for more details.

Once you are a customer of ePlanSets.com, you may rightfully print your Project ePlanSet for yourself. Please do not make copies for friends, coworkers or relatives. It is very important to us to have you support us in this way.

Because all of our Project ePlanSets are copyrighted, you are prohibited from printing multiple copies of our plans for re-distribution or resale, either in print or electronically. Our only business is designing and selling original sets of plans. U.S. copyright laws protect our plans. You should be aware that we do protect our rights.

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Safety / Environmental Related Questions:
What safety precautions do I need to be aware of when building Plastic Pipe Projects?
Sanding your Plastic Project generates a fine dust. We suggest wearing a filter mask over your nose and mouth so the Plastic dust doesn’t get into your lungs. In addition, we recommend wearing safety glasses whenever you are using any kind of power tools, including power sanding equipment.

Using Plastic primer and Plastic Pipe glue or cement requires a lot of fresh air ventilation. Do not breathe the vapors. Do not smoke while using this glue. Do not use in any area where there is an open flame or source of ignition. Avoid eye and skin contact. Wear safety glasses with side shields or goggles and rubber gloves.
 
What environmental issues do I need to be aware of when building Plastic Pipe Projects?
Environmental issues have been under debate regarding PVC & CPVC Plastics for decades without resolution. It is a fact that during the manufacturing of PVC plastics chlorine is used. It’s the “C” in PVC & CPVC. There is the hazard it could spill or leak from it's holding tank at the manufacturing facility into the atmosphere affecting employees and surrounding parts of the community. It is typically transported in railroad tank cars. If the train is wrecked, the gas could leak out.

If a building burns down with PVC or CPVC Plastic (say PVC plumbing pipe for instance) is part of the fire, there can be chlorine gas in the smoke.

PVC & CPVC Plastic that winds up in a landfill will not decompose or degrade—even after 100 years.

Sanding your Plastic Project generates a fine dust. We suggest wearing a filter mask over your nose and mouth so the dust doesn’t get into your lungs.

On the plus side, if you were one to construct an environmentally “green” building, you may use PVC & CPVC Pipe and PVC & CPVC Pipe fittings! The U.S. Green Building Council has been working on this issue. Initially, they were offering a green building credit for not using PVC. This credit was called into question and a work group was put together to make recommendations. A draft recommendation was put out for comment in 2005, essentially saying that the LEED (The Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design Green Building Rating System) standards should not include a credit for not using PVC or CPVC, which means PVC & CPVC Pipe & Pipe Fittings are okay to use in an environmentally "green" building.

Here are some interesting related Websites to learn more:
 
U.S. Green Building Council PVC Task Group
www.BuildingGreen.com

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We will be happy to place your Website link on our ePlanSets.com Website. Click on Links Page and follow the instructions.
 
What if I can’t find the Furniture Plans, WoodTurning Lathe Project Plans or Craft Plans I want on your ePlanSets.com Website?
It could be you have a great idea for a new project! We are always interested in hearing about what our customers want. Click on Contact Us and send us your ideas. If we develop Furniture Plans, WoodTurning Lathe Project Plans or Craft Plans from your idea, you will get the first Project ePlanSet for free!
 
Why does my Project ePlanSet not display properly on my computer?
If your Project ePlanSet does not display properly on your computer monitor screen, you need to verify that you have a current version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. To download the current version, click on the “Get Adobe Reader” image link below:
 
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Sometimes a file can get corrupted in the download process. You may have to go back to the original email to re-download your Project ePlanSet.

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Delivery Questions:
What if I don’t receive my Project ePlanSet?
Errors and oversights can occur. If we received your payment and you have not received your Project ePlanSet within one business day, we apologize. Click on Contact Us and let us know right away. We will do everything we can to correct any errors we make.
 
What if I received the wrong Project ePlanSet?
Our Project ePlanSets are electronic files. They are not returnable because of the fact that they are electronic files. If we made a shipping error, or if you made an error in ordering, please click on Contact Us and let us know the problem. We will make every effort to reconcile it as soon as possible.
 
Can you send me a printed copy of the Project ePlanSet I purchased?
That is not the nature of our business. Our prices would have to go up considerably if we did that. Plus, we would have to add charges for shipping and handling.

If we have not satisfactorily answered all of your questions, you may go to our Contact Us page. You may write to us with your questions. We will get back to you as soon as possible.


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