Originally Posted by KDOGG331
I went to Home Depot but you are right that they are fairly close by haha Lowe's is even closer but they didn't have the fence thing we needed. I didn't really look for the lids, just saw the buckets at the end of the aisles and grabbed two. I walked down one aisle but there were people in it so didn't really look but it was the paint section and they had buckets filled with paint and stuff but no just lids but then again I only looked in the one aisle. I'll have to look again. And thanks for the info on how many to put it, I may just 2 at first and see how they do.
I think maybe I got the wrong kind or something?
These are mine.
Those aren't the street elbows we are talking about. You can't get a 3" street elbow. They go from 2" then jump to 4". They are in the sewer section, not in the water pipe section. I also could not find them at Home Depot. I had to get mine at Lowes.
I got some like that when I first started. You can use them or exchange them, it's up to you. If you use them, DON"T cut off the cuff, the part at the top. Cut off the bottom. See the indention on the bottom part in your pic? That is where you will cut the elbow. Then just put it in like it says at the beginning for this thread.
Here is a 4" sewer street elbow:
See the flange at the top and the cuff at the bottom? If you had one like this, you cutt off the cuff. That part will be in the feed. The top, where the flange is, will be poking out of the bucket and you will slip the cuff over it holding it. The flange keeps the elbow from coming out and the cuff will keep it from falling inside the bucket.
To find the lids, go down the paint isle. You have to find where they have all the empty buckets. They range from 1 to 5 gallons, different sizes/colors.