Live wall and future bioactive build

JoXie411

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I’m truly a trash troll :smuggrin: i found these on the side of the road and they came home with me. CEE76961-DA25-4438-B2E8-19BFCC45A8B3.jpeg

The ppl have now put out a book case I might go back for.

I bought all this stuff today to fix up the boxes. I need to distract myself from the rats b4 I end up in a patted room and a white jacket.

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I’m going to be drilling a hole at the bottom for my drainage. Question how do I drill a HUGE hole?
 

snitz427

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I’m truly a trash troll :smuggrin: i found these on the side of the road and they came home with me. View attachment 242891

The ppl have now put out a book case I might go back for.

I bought all this stuff today to fix up the boxes. I need to distract myself from the rats b4 I end up in a patted room and a white jacket.

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I’m going to be drilling a hole at the bottom for my drainage. Question how do I drill a HUGE hole?

how huge is huge? We use a hole saw drill bit, you can get them in varying sizes. Makes a nice, neat hole. If you don't care about neatness and want to save a few bucks, you can use a drill bit to drill a bunch of holes and then use a small saw blade to clean up the edges.
 

GoodKarma19

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Are you going bio with those boxes? Cause if you're going bio you won't need a drainage hole, just a pipe or whatever to access the drainage layer/siphon excess as needed.
 

JoXie411

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how huge is huge? We use a hole saw drill bit, you can get them in varying sizes. Makes a nice, neat hole. If you don't care about neatness and want to save a few bucks, you can use a drill bit to drill a bunch of holes and then use a small saw blade to clean up the edges.
I was going to use a sink drain cap as the drainage stopper. I think I’ve seen the drill bit your talking about in my dads tools b4D04EA641-692A-4FE2-88E5-84FACBF573CB.png
 

JoXie411

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Yea I had a feeling it was going to be a bit hard to find the right drill bit size. I mean I can always do what @GoodKarma19 said and just put a pipe down to the drainage layer but that seens messy. I don’t want a mouth full of nasty in my life
 

GoodKarma19

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Yea I had a feeling it was going to be a bit hard to find the right drill bit size. I mean I can always do what @GoodKarma19 said and just put a pipe down to the drainage layer but that seens messy. I don’t want a mouth full of nasty in my life
Then don't start the siphon with your mouth, genius! :ROFLMAO: :p There are self starting siphons out there, or you could try a vacuum. Or just git gud. :unsure:
 

snitz427

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@snitz427 is this what your referring to?View attachment 242901
Yep! They'll make easy work of it. Are you putting something in/around the hole to waterproof it? I know you're waterproofing inside the box, but make sure you waterproof inside the hole and underneath it or you'll have moisture damage from that. We bought a cheap metal (tin, maybe?) pipe flange at homedepot to line our drainage hole, then put silicone around it to seal it.
 

JoXie411

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Yep! They'll make easy work of it. Are you putting something in/around the hole to waterproof it? I know you're waterproofing inside the box, but make sure you waterproof inside the hole and underneath it or you'll have moisture damage from that. We bought a cheap metal (tin, maybe?) pipe flange at homedepot to line our drainage hole, then put silicone around it to seal it.
I was thinking about replacing the bottom with the pvc sheet at the bottom of my diy cages. Then I would drill a hole into that, do you think that would work out fine?
 
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