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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.

    • Cordless drill
    • Level
    • Jigsaw
    • Wheelbarrow
    • Spade
    • Steel


Required Materials for this Project

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

    • Square of 3/4-in. plywood, minimum size of 18 x 18 in.
    • 5-ft. length of 4-in. wide sheet metal flashing
    • Roll of double-faced carpet tape
    • 5-ft. length of ribbed foam sill sealer (cut from roll)
    • Twenty 1/2-in. sheet metal screws
    • 5-in. round duct cap
    • 5-in. round duct coupling
    • 2-ft. length of 8-in. round metal duct
    • Duct tape
    • 2-ft. length of 1/2-in. copper pipe
    • 1/2 in. copper elbow
    • 1/2- to 3/8-in. copper reducer
    • Two-part epoxy (five-minute type)
    • Roll of rope caulk
    • 16 ft. of 3/8-in. steel rebar
    • 4 ft. of 14- or 16-gauge wire
    • 3 ft. of 5/8-in. outside diameter (O.D.) plastic tubing
    • Two hose clamps for above tubing
    • Pump
    • Two 60-lb. or 80-lb. bags of concrete mix
    • 36 x 36-in. square of 1/4-in. galvanized hardware cloth
    • 1-1/2 to 2-1/2 in. dia. river rock to cover hardware cloth
    • Plastic tub

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