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How to Make a Downspout Garden / Common Questions / Gutter Garden / DIY Hydroponics
My video on how to make the downspout grow box is kind of old and a little vague. I get a lot of questions so I will be answering them in the next few videos. This is part two where we will discuss spacing and drilling the holes and an easy alternative to heating and bending the ends. After that I will unbox a food grade NFT channel that I had ordered a few months back and never opened.
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hey why your video cutoff at the start of the heat gun process, it switched to a frog and a guy sipping tea clip?
The thing is that if you want to make three downspout planter, a heat gun (a cheap one) will be cheaper than you buying all the end elbow pieces.
Do you sell them too?
You can also put the blade on backwards
what size downspout do you use? I bought 3 x 2 1/4 downspout, is it wrong size? Should I use a 4×3 instead?
What size hole saw is that… I thought you said 1 inch and 7/8, but I'm not sure. Can you please confirm? Thank you.
Thanks for the video! I'm setting up an aquaponics system and was looking at a cheap way to do NFT. Ill probably go with a regular gutter and fill it with gravel since that's cheaper here and bigger
Hi how’s it going? Enjoy watching your channel. I was wondering. Can I do 15’ in long pvc system with the static water process? I noticed you usually just do 4’ sections. Also, what is the best nutrients to start with? Much appreciate if you could help. Thanks!
One tip, put a 1 by 2 lumber inside the tube to avoid drill the bottom
Can i use a hack saw?
Its easy to just reverse the round blade to cut plastic… an old trick
Your so kind with your time. Thank you. I plan on making one. The only thing different I would try it melting one end and installing a end piece on the other end. Plus I would spray pain outside to reduce chance of light causing algae
You're awesome. Glad I found your channel. Looking forward to your wife's crafts. "Be the change." "Keep on growing." Love it.
Great tip on the Hole Saw direction. I also some times drill pilot hole on normal drill.
is there a method of doing a 45 degree bend for corner project?
🤣🤣🤣 Should have watched it again, I folded the ends before making the holes. I also cut at three feet instead of thirty inches, but I just started so no big deal. Thank you for the videos!
nice work! Thanks for showing us all the details!
I would like to know when the water level is low in the pipe do you add more water or the chemicals? and how much.
Just found your channel and want to have a go at DIY Hydrophonic growing on a budget here in England This is a game changer!
Many thanks! (Subbed btw!)
Just another idea for the ends that worked really well for me and VERY easy. After you cut your holes and clean out the downspout, take your pieces inside, bring a big pot of water to almost boiling….tilt the spout and just dip the bottom of the spout in the water for about 15+ seconds and place on counter with bottom up. With a gloved hand, make a fist and push down on end and mold. May have to double dip if needed.
I just made eight of the 30" units last night. Another Pro Tip for your next video update……I also made a similar wooden jig (like the one you use to hold the spout to bend the ends). I found that using it to hold the entire grow box while drilling the 1 7/8" holes worked fantastic. It kept the downspout stationary while drilling the holes – keeping it from moving or spinning. Safer and easier for everyone!
Ingenious!! I absolutely love it! Im texting my husband NOW to bring what I need to make it!! Thanks.
I watched a guy take off his thumb when he forgot to put the guide bit back on his similar style cutting device. The drill instantly skipped off the surface he was cutting and the thumb was history. He never saw it coming. He was a fireman and never went back after doing dispatch for a few months. Sad….just took one distraction. Maybe wear a thick leather glove on the hand that is holding the gutter.
whats the name of the white attachment on the drill to make the holes?
One tip from a carpenter… just like your drill, mount your saw blade backwards to prevent chipping. Great videos keep up the good work.
I enjoy seeing your use of materials. I always ask myself, "Is it food grade? Will it leach something into the plants?" Thanks for your videos.
Hi Mike in England we only have 65mm (2 and half inches) square down pipes, Could you please tell me what drill cutter I need and how far apart I make the holes. Thank you
Thanks for sharing your new ideas