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How to Build a Dutch Bucket Hydroponic System – Dutch Bucket Hydroponics

How to Build a Dutch Bucket Hydroponic System - Dutch Bucket Hydroponics

Dutch bucket hydroponics is a great way to grow large and long-term plants. In this video, I’ll show you step-by-step how to build a dutch bucket system.

This system can be used both indoors and outdoors. If you plan to use the system outdoors, it works best in a greenhouse or in an area where rain canโ€™t easily contaminate the system.

If you’d like to know how dutch bucket systems work, scroll down for a brief explanation.

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๐Ÿ“– VIDEO CHAPTERS ๐Ÿ“–
00:34 Measurements & Dimensions
01:01 How to Build a Dutch Bucket Stand
01:49 Pipe Clamps
02:08 Dutch Bucket Drain Assembly
03:06 How to Straighten Irrigation Tubing
03:34 How to Install the Feed Line
03:44 How to Make Dutch Buckets
04:38 Painting the Reservoir Lid
04:57 Fitting Feed & Drain Lines to the Reservoir
05:30 Pump Selection
05:49 How to Make Drip Lines
06:04 Adding Drip Lines
06:35 Installing the Aerator
07:02 System Test
07:35 Adding Media
08:08 Adding Bucket Lids
08:34 How Dutch Bucket Hydroponics Works
10:12 Bucket Colors

๐Ÿ“ƒ MATERIAL LISTS ๐Ÿ“ƒ
I’ve broken down the material list into separate sections to make it easier to find specific things. This is simply a list of what I used, feel free to change/adjust to fit your needs!
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๐Ÿช‘ STAND MATERIALS ๐Ÿช‘
2″x4″x8′ Pine Board – Qty: 3
2″ Wood Screw – Qty: 36
3″ Wood Screw – Qty: 4 (optional)

๐ŸŒŠ DRAIN MATERIALS ๐ŸŒŠ
1-1/2″ Rigid One Hole Conduit Strap – Qty: 2
5′ Section 1-1/2″ PVC Pipe – Qty: 1
1-1/2″ PVC Cap – Qty: 1
1-1/2″ PVC Elbow – Qty: 1

๐Ÿฅ™ FEED LINE MATERIALS ๐Ÿฅ™
1/2″ EMT One Hole Conduit Strap – Qty: 2
7′ Section 1/2″ Irrigation Tubing – Qty: 1
1/4″ Irrigation Drip Tubing – Qty: 1 Small Roll
1/4″ Irrigation Valve – Qty: 6
1/4″ Irrigation Barb Fitting – Qty: 6
1/4″ Adjustable Drip Nozzles – Qty: 6 (optional)
1/2″ Irrigation End Cap – Qty: 1
1/2″ x 1/2″ Barbed Hose Adapter – Qty: 1

๐ŸŒฑ DUTCH BUCKET MATERIALS ๐ŸŒฑ
5 Gal Bucket – Qty: 3
1/2″ (3/4″ ID) Rubber Grommet – Qty: 3 – https://amzn.to/33IQFHz (aff)
3/4″ x 3/4″ Barbed Elbow – Qty: 3
5′ Section 3/4″ PEX – Qty: 1

๐Ÿ’จ Pumps & Accessories ๐Ÿ’จ
Active Aqua 250GPH Pump – Qty: 1 – https://amzn.to/3GzafVh (aff)
Active Aqua 15 l/min Aerator – Qty: 1 – https://amzn.to/33p5Jdw (aff)
Air Stones – https://amzn.to/3tuyZKn (aff)
Air Line Tubing – https://amzn.to/3FAFvSl (aff)

๐Ÿ›  TOOLS USED ๐Ÿ› 
Miter Saw – https://amzn.to/327g7pI (aff)
Drill – https://amzn.to/3A63SX5 (aff)
Hole Saw Kit – https://amzn.to/33gZxV3 (aff)
Drill Bit Set – https://amzn.to/33FhD2w (aff)
Deburring Tool – https://amzn.to/324NpWl (aff)
PVC Pipe Shears – Kobalt Brand from Lowes is my favorite, or https://amzn.to/33h7Yja (aff)
Tubing Shears – https://amzn.to/3Fy275Z (aff)
Heat Gun – https://amzn.to/3IdqUy6 (aff)
Irrigation Tubing Hole Punch – Mister Landscaper All-in-One at Lowes

โ“ How Dutch Bucket Hydroponics Works โ“
A Dutch bucket system is a simple recirculating drip irrigation system. A reservoir holds nutrient solution. Inside that reservoir is a pump thatโ€™s connected to an irrigation line. When the pump cycles it pushes nutrient solution up into drip or irrigation tubing that flows into the buckets.

The Dutch buckets have a drain positioned about 2โ€ above the bottom of the bucket. When the water level reaches the drain, it flows into a drain pipe and recirculates back into the reservoir. That 2โ€ drain position in the bucket maintains a small reserve of water in every bucket at all times.

Coarse media like perlite works well with this standing reserve of water since it wonโ€™t wick up large amounts of moisture. This reserve of water in each bucket also acts as a nice failsafe to keep plants healthy in case of a pump failure.

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