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Required Tools for this Project

Have the necessary tools for this DIY project lined up before you start—you’ll save time and frustration.

    • Hammer
    • Drill/driver, cordless
    • 4-ft. level
    • Hacksaw
    • Jigsaw
    • Utility knife

3-lb maul

Required Materials for this Project

Avoid last-minute shopping trips by having all your materials ready ahead of time. Here's a list.

    • Pond liner (optional)
    • sand
    • split bamboo sections and 1-in. supports
    • #8 copper wire
    • 2-in. PVC pipe
    • plastic water line
    • pinch valve
    • pond pump
    • drywall screws

If you don't want to build a pond, you can use another catch basin such as a whiskey barrel or other container. Bamboo is available from online retailers. You can have them split the sluice lengths for a small additional fee.


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