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Re: The DIY gravity filter, From start to Finish. COMPLETED!!!
« Reply #30 on: Dec 26, 2012, 07:21 PM »
I'm PRETTY sure I covered that during the build.  To make sure you just slip fit the spray bar and outlet tube in the bucket.  To facilitate the removal/cleaning of the filter material.  A couple unions and your in business.  Thankfully PVC is pretty cheap.

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Re: The DIY gravity filter, From start to Finish. COMPLETED!!!
« Reply #31 on: Jan 29, 2013, 04:44 PM »
Bumping back to top
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Re: The DIY gravity filter, From start to Finish. COMPLETED!!!
« Reply #32 on: Jan 29, 2013, 08:10 PM »
Thanks for the bump to the top I see it now. Did my messages come through? I am new to the forum and still finding my way around


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Re: The DIY gravity filter, From start to Finish. COMPLETED!!!
« Reply #33 on: Feb 13, 2013, 04:29 PM »
Filter is still going strong,  had a few cold night's where I put a heat lamp shining into the top of the filter to keep it thawed.
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Re: The DIY gravity filter, From start to Finish. COMPLETED!!!
« Reply #34 on: Feb 23, 2013, 08:07 PM »
I'm in the process of building this thing. Can anyone give me the iggy on what size hole saw I need for the 3/4" coupler and the 1 1/4" coupler? Thanks.

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Re: The DIY gravity filter, From start to Finish. COMPLETED!!!
« Reply #35 on: Feb 24, 2013, 09:18 AM »
When I did the build and posted it up I'm pretty sure I showed the hole saw I used.  I wanna say I used a 3/4" for the spray bar hole bc the couplers will extend over the hole and with the silicon it gives it a water tight seal.  The 1-1/4" I think it was a 1" as well.  To.be sure take the male end of the coupler and take a hole saw and slide it over the threads it should just slide over the threads, that will ensure a good tight seal once assembled.
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Re: The DIY gravity filter, From start to Finish. COMPLETED!!!
« Reply #36 on: Feb 24, 2013, 10:01 AM »
A 1 1/4" hole saw fits over the threads on the 3/4" coupler. I am not sure how a 1" hole saw could make a hole large enough for the 1 1/4" coupler though.  ???

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Re: The DIY gravity filter, From start to Finish. COMPLETED!!!
« Reply #37 on: Feb 24, 2013, 05:59 PM »
I'll run out into the shop and see which ones I used to be sure.
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Re: The DIY gravity filter, From start to Finish. COMPLETED!!!
« Reply #38 on: Mar 31, 2013, 09:29 AM »
If you glued all your fitting together all you need to do is cut a slit all the way to the edge of the filter and you can pull them off your pipes.  Thats the way all your pond filters are they have a hole for the pipe then cut all the way to the edge to slip off the pipe and your good to go.....

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« Reply #39 on: Dec 23, 2013, 06:12 PM »
Bump back to top, that time of year for those looking to build a cheap bait tank

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Re: The DIY gravity filter, From start to Finish. COMPLETED!!!
« Reply #40 on: Dec 30, 2013, 11:00 AM »
I have a bilge pump and a 12v to 110 adapter.  Would that work the same as a pond pump?

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« Reply #41 on: Dec 30, 2013, 05:38 PM »
it'll work, but for how long I don't know. As a bilge pump was never designed to run constantly like a pond pump.

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« Reply #42 on: Jul 03, 2021, 09:20 PM »
Just wanted to say thanks FRESH-BAIT and tell you that this thread is still alive and well, helping die-hard bait trappers!  I finished my build today and all of these recommendations worked out flawlessly.  Built a shelf for the filter over the top of a cut-down 55 gal poly drum sitting upright.  Cheers and tight lines all. 

 



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