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Old 05-14-2014, 03:17 PM  
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New word for me...but i could have guessed. As long as it's not a cat house, I suppose it's ok.

If you have a row of cages, you could run a main line underneath them all and tee in each cage.
Do you need to run the works into a septic or your homes waste line? If you have enough cages, i think you would need to.



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"In the United States, there are two main cat registries - the Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) and The International Cat Association (TICA) [1] which establish standards for member breeders. These cat registries also award certificates for catteries that have been inspected for healthy environments. Additionally, many U.S. States and municipalities, along with the Federal government, provide some regulations of breeding catteries."

I guess you need to know the weekly 'output' for each cat before you can size the plumbing. The more cats you have, the more likely the total output will correspond to Web averages, if you can find such a thing.



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New word for me...but i could have guessed. As long as it's not a cat house, I suppose it's ok.

If you have a row of cages, you could run a main line underneath them all and tee in each cage.
Do you need to run the works into a septic or your homes waste line? If you have enough cages, i think you would need to.
Initially, we're doing this the old fashioned way - but it beats changing paper. When I move, I'll hire a real plumber to tie it in to the septic system - with a clean out for emergencies.
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"In the United States, there are two main cat registries - the Cat Fanciers Association (CFA) and The International Cat Association (TICA) [1] which establish standards for member breeders. These cat registries also award certificates for catteries that have been inspected for healthy environments. Additionally, many U.S. States and municipalities, along with the Federal government, provide some regulations of breeding catteries."

I guess you need to know the weekly 'output' for each cat before you can size the plumbing. The more cats you have, the more likely the total output will correspond to Web averages, if you can find such a thing.
Actually, an average sized, healthy, adult cat drinks about 6 to 8 oz a day and produces probably half of that in urine so the system should be oversized for the expected flow (a sick cat can produce quite a bit more and er, messier fluids, if you get my drift). I'm mostly concerned about the inevitable particulate clogging the nozzle connectors.
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drinks about 6 to 8 oz a day and produces probably half of that in urine

I'm mostly concerned about the inevitable particulate clogging the nozzle connectors.
And the difference lost by respiration and transpiration.

A water pump on a 10 second timer a few times/day may solve clogging problems. It's sort of an auto flush. People need 100 gals per person per day so a cat who doesn't shower or do laundry may get by with much less.
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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).
I recently did something similar, using an old bicycle innertube for the
hose, stretched over the PVC..
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So when this is done can we see a photo?

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Traditionally (and logically) waste pipes get bigger in diameter as they move away from the source. To avoid a bottleneck, why can't you go to a larger diameter hose?

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Traditionally (and logically) waste pipes get bigger in diameter as they move away from the source. To avoid a bottleneck, why can't you go to a larger diameter hose?
Mostly because I can't find a connector that goes from smaller to bigger like that.

The connection is the problem.
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So when this is done can we see a photo?
It'll be awhile - Mr Bank Account isn't on speaking terms with me right now - but yes, once I get it done I'll post a pic.


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