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Archena 05-13-2014 07:40 AM

From Rigid PVC to Hose
 
I'm designing a pet cage that has a drain. Initially, I need to use hose for the drainage (the drain itself and the pipe from it to the exterior will be rigid PVC - I don't have to disassemble them when I move), but I'm not sure about the best way to attach it. The little nozzles the home improvement store has look like a clog waiting to happen (because little bowels aren't always regular).

Any ideas?

bud16415 05-13-2014 09:28 AM

Try mounting a toilet flange from the bottom.

slownsteady 05-13-2014 09:31 AM

The pipe diameter should be a consideration, and the bends that it has to make.
To be clear; are you going from rigid PVC at the cage to hose somewhere in the run?

Wuzzat? 05-13-2014 10:36 AM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Archena (Post 104754)
look like a clog waiting to happen
Any ideas?

If you're going from large ID pipe to small ID pipe then maybe a small effluent or sludge or sewage pump will help. Depending on the consistency, a pond pump may even work.
There's no penalty except financial for oversizing the pump.

Sensing when the pump needs to turn on is a little more complicated so you may want to run it on a timer.

Work it all out on paper before you spend a dime. I've heard this forum will do a
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Design_review

Archena 05-13-2014 03:40 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by bud16415 (Post 104757)
Try mounting a toilet flange from the bottom.

I found a sink flange that will work - each unit will have its own drain.

Archena 05-13-2014 03:45 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slownsteady (Post 104758)
The pipe diameter should be a consideration, and the bends that it has to make.
To be clear; are you going from rigid PVC at the cage to hose somewhere in the run?

Pipe will be 1 1/4 inch.

Yes, the drain, flange and initial run will be rigid PVC and the remaining run will be hose (for now - once I have a permanent place I'll probably shift over to an all rigid drain).

Here's the basic idea (showing the cage bottom, flange and initial run along with the unconnected hose):https://www.dropbox.com/s/5f7ruhg8te...ge%20drain.png

Archena 05-13-2014 03:47 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by Wuzzat? (Post 104760)
If you're going from large ID pipe to small ID pipe then maybe a small effluent or sludge or sewage pump will help. Depending on the consistency, a pond pump may even work.
There's no penalty except financial for oversizing the pump.

Sensing when the pump needs to turn on is a little more complicated so you may want to run it on a timer.

Work it all out on paper before you spend a dime. I've heard this forum will do a
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Design_review

I wasn't planning on going from a large to small pipe - the problem is the nozzle connectors make a much smaller opening than either the pipe or the hose so I was hoping to come up with a better connection.

But I will keep this in mind - thanks!

Wuzzat? 05-13-2014 04:36 PM

With the right keywords you may succeed with an online patent search to see what general problems had to be overcome by people who had this idea before you.

slownsteady 05-13-2014 11:04 PM

Are you building a kennel?

Archena 05-14-2014 12:07 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by slownsteady (Post 104802)
Are you building a kennel?

A cattery, actually.


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