DUTCH BUCKET HOMEMADE SYSTEM

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   DUTCH BUCKET HOMEMADE SYSTEM
   Part 3: Glue up The Stand


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If you have just arrived at this website looking for a Dutch bucket homemade system, you might want to go back to page one of this mini-farm plan.

NOW, let's start gluing!

How to use PVC glue: apply to both pieces, then push them together, all the way in. Hold jammed all the way together for about 5 seconds to set the glue. It is now permanently bonded. 

Pencil a "line-up" mark on each piece so you'll know instantly where to push together. If you goof, start over. This is glue!

5. Next glue the elbow with the “block” glued in it to the 18” cut piece, glue the leg into the end without the block. Glue 3 other elbows to the other leg pieces (17-½” , 16-½” & 16” cut pieces). This is how it should look:

PVC stand parts


6.
Now glue the two longer legs to the back (drain) rail (the assembly with the T pc glued in). The 18” pc (with the block glued in the elbow) goes on the plain end of the rail. The 17 1/2” leg goes on the T-pc end of the rail. First you will do a dry run. The legs need to be flat (& parallel), but the t-piece will angle in, to drain into the reservoir. This is what you are attempting to do:

Dutch bucket drainage system


7.
First assemble as a dry run, making sure the legs lie flat, with the t pc angled in slightly. Use a marker to show where the pieces line up before gluing them home. Push flat on the floor as you glue it together so it is perfectly FLAT.

working with PVC
drain tube into reservoir


8.
Next glue in the two shorter legs to the front rail, using the 35-¼” , 16-½”, & 16” pieces.

Do a dry run first, lay the assembly flat on the floor, and mark where the pipe goes into the elbows like below. Then glue them on. Push flat on the floor as you glue together so it is FLAT.

building PVC frame
assembling PVC frame for buckets


This is how the frame will sit over the reservoir:

PVC drains into reservoir


9.
Next add the two 5” pieces to the bottoms of the legs. Glue one elbow on each end of each of the 5” cut pieces, making sure to seat them all the way in for each joint. Then glue to the bottom end of the two assembled frames. The two taller legs (18” and 16-½”) go to one “U” and the two shorter legs (17 ½ and 16”) go to the other “U”. This is what it looks like all glued up:

PVC frame for buckets


ASSEMBLE THE SYSTEM


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