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DIY Poopscoop for Poop Boards

This tutorial will show you how to make a mesh poop scoop for 2$ in ten minutes.
By igorsMistress · Aug 6, 2019 ·
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  1. igorsMistress
    I use sweet pdz on my poop boards and a cat litter scoop to clean them. Just like a cat box, after a time there are little bits of dried poop that fall through and mix in with the granules and the smell builds up. I've been replacing the pdz regularly, which gets expensive.

    Another member here showed me a mesh bin she uses and said she doesn't have the same problem. Great! Except I couldn't find one in town and didn't want to order online. Plus, I like the scoop. So I made my own for $2 and it took about 10 minutes total. This tutorial will show you how.

    Materials:
    Mainstays mesh sink strainer, $0.97 at Walmart
    Cat litter scoop, $0.97 at Walmart
    Pliers/wire cutters
    Wire, I had some leftover from rolls of chicken wire used for other projects. Cut 7 pieces about two inches long.
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    First take apart the strainer by gently pulling the mesh out of the ring. It's quite easy and you don't need any tools, just hold the ring and pull the mesh away from it, then press flat with your hand.
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    Next, place the mesh on the inside of the scoop, making sure it's spread all the way across and flush with the top edge like the picture below. Attach with wire on each side at the handle end and use the pliers to twist and tighten these down before moving on. It's important not to have gaps near the deep part of the bowl because this is typically where the sifting happens.
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    Use the remaining wire pieces to attach the mesh to the scoop
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    Then twist each one to tighten, trim with wire cutters and fold over with pliers so the ends don't stick out.
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    Here it is in use. I poop scoop every day and use the mesh one every 2 or 3 days to get all the small stuff. It was cheap to make and hardly took any time to do it. Last is a pic of one of my roosters who came to inspect my work.
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Recent User Reviews

  1. alexisrambles
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    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Aug 10, 2019
    I'll have to make one of these!!
    igorsMistress likes this.
  2. N F C
    "A Super Dooper Pooper Scooper!"
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Aug 6, 2019
    Great idea (and can't beat the cost to make it)
    igorsMistress likes this.
    1. igorsMistress
      Lol, Thanks for reading NFC!
  3. DobieLover
    "I'm upgrading my scooper!"
    5/5, 5 out of 5, reviewed Aug 6, 2019
    I have a metal cat litter scoop but have the same problem. I'm picking up a strainer the next time I'm at Wally World. Thanks, IM!
    igorsMistress likes this.
    1. igorsMistress
      I still use a regular scoop for the big stuff daily, this one about every other day just for the fine stuff that gets left behind. I wouldn't convert, add to what you have.

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