Another pool drain option

Discussion in 'Ducks' started by TLWR, Nov 7, 2010.

  1. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Finally put a drain in the duck pool, but went a slightly different route than what has been shown in posts here, so thought I'd share.

    1st -
    You need a duck pool and mark where you want your drain. Really, what good is a drain for a duck pool if you don't have a duck pool [​IMG]
    I made a better circle using the inside of the rubber washer once we knew which one we were using.
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    2nd -
    You grab your handy dandy dremel, which is normally only used for dog nails, and change the bit out to one you can cut a hole in your duck pool with
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    These are the 3/4" option, but we used 1" pieces for ours (we had the 3/4" because HD didn't have a piece in the 1" so just in case Lowe's also didn't stock it, we wanted to be sure we had what we needed for a smaller drain)
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    The 1" option. We bought a few options for washers as we didn't really know what we wanted to use. The one with the X was too big.
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    3/4" pieces bought at Home Depot
    A - Female adapter, $0.40, plumbing section
    B - PVC Coupling, $0.74, plumbing section
    C - CHS Nipple, $0.49, sprinkler section
    D - PVC Plug, $0.88, plumbing section


    1" pieces bought at Home Depot and Lowes (Lowe's probably had all of it, but we started at HD and they didn't stock one piece we needed)
    E - #17 O ring (package of 2), $1.97, plumbing section with the sink and toilet repair stuff
    F - Rubber Grommets 1-11/16x1, $1.27, if you use these, you need 2, hardware section in the rubber washers and stuff drawers (this came from Lowe's)
    G - Female adapter, $0.66, plumbing section
    H - PVC Coupling, $0.83, plumbing section (HD did not have this, this came from Lowe's)
    I - CHS Nipple, $0.67, sprinkler section
    J - PVC Plug, $1.71, plumbing section



    The final result, with ducks
    The drain cap goes on the outside unless you want to stick your hands in nasty duck poop water to drain the pool [​IMG]
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    Last edited: Nov 7, 2010
  2. gofasterstripe

    gofasterstripe Chillin' With My Peeps

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    Nothing better than a story to go along with your photos. Nice big pool your babies have there and Blue is as stunning as ever. I need to invest in a BIG pool for my ducks so they can paddle about instead of pushing them selves round.
     
  3. katharinad

    katharinad Overrun with chickens

  4. TLWR

    TLWR Chillin' With My Peeps

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    I have a ball valve drain here, but it opens/closes so hard, I didn't really want to use that
     

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