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Old 05-13-2014, 08:40 AM  
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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).

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Try mounting a toilet flange from the bottom.



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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?

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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
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Try mounting a toilet flange from the bottom.
I found a sink flange that will work - each unit will have its own drain.
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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):
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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!
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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.

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Are you building a kennel?

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Are you building a kennel?
A cattery, actually.


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